[tex-live] A Simple Recommendation

Lars Madsen daleif at math.au.dk
Fri Sep 21 09:59:05 CEST 2018

itsn't it rather .profile than .bash_profile?

I have no .bash_profile on my Ubuntu.

But my .profile, does execute my .bashrc

/Lars Madsen
Institut for Matematik / Department of Mathematics
Aarhus Universitet / Aarhus University
Mere info: http://au.dk/daleif@math / More information: http://au.dk/en/daleif@math

From: tex-live <tex-live-bounces+daleif=imf.au.dk at tug.org> on behalf of Zdenek Wagner <zdenek.wagner at gmail.com>
Sent: 21 September 2018 09:53
To: rouani.lahcene at gmail.com
Cc: TeX Live; Norbert Preining
Subject: Re: [tex-live] A Simple Recommendation

pá 21. 9. 2018 v 2:45 odesílatel Lahcene ROUANI
<rouani.lahcene at gmail.com> napsal:
> Thank you for your reply.
>  I want to mention that many answers in the Tex.se site are misleading. One reason is that You have gave me good information about setting a path locally or globally. I didn't came across any of this before.
Setting PATH (or environment in general) is rather a Linux topic, it
is not TeX Live specific. Console applications take settings from
~/.bashrc while GUI programs from ~/.bash_profile. Thus if you set
PATH in ~/.bashrc, TL will work from the terminal but not from TeX
Studio. On my computer .bash_profile reads .bashrc so that I have the
same settings on both places. However, to make the changes visible in
the terminal it is sufficient to start the terminal od even by:

. ~/.bashrc

In order to make it visible in GUI apps you have to restart GUI either
by logging off and on or by Ctrl-Alt-Backspace.

Best regards
Zdeněk Wagner

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