binary not added to PATH by tlmgr

Norbert Preining preining at
Tue Apr 16 15:39:20 CEST 2019

Hi Hendrik,

Yes, tlmgr path only links what is installed at the time of invocation, and does not add links automatically later on.

This has been like this for maybe 5-10 years. We will not change this behaviour.

There are too many things that can go wrong with this linking, and this automatic action is not advisable.



On April 16, 2019 7:53:07 PM GMT+09:00, Hendrik Maryns <hendrik at> wrote:
>Hi all,
>See the discussion on
>  I
>have the impression this is a bug, but correct me if I’m wrong.
>Short summary: if I do
>sudo tlmgr install texdoc
>I expect texdoc to work afterwards.  Instead, I first have to do
>sudo tlmgr path add
>as well.  Why is the latter not done automatically?
>Cheers, H.

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