[tex-k] texhash under Suse Linux

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Tue Jan 24 16:04:03 CET 2006

On Mon, Jan 23, 2006 at 11:53:08PM -0800, Andrew Komornicki wrote:
> I am reluctant to ask, but I at this point I am quite frustrated. 
> I am not new to TeX, and not new to Unix.  However, I recently installed Suse 10 on my new laptop.  As most of you know it comes with a Tex installation.   
> I happen to have a number of style files that I have written over the years. 
> I placed them in a directory called   ../local  which I placed under 
> latex, in the tree..     /usr/share/texmf/tex/latex 
> I then ran texhash, in the hope that my files in this new tree would be found, and inserted into the ls-R database.  I have done this many times over the years, and it has always worked.  I have looked at the texmf.cnf file, and all looks well.  Maybe I am missing something ?? 
> For example, I have a local set of macros in a file called poly.sty. 
>     kpsewhich  poly.sty     ......could not find the file 
>   running latex  test.tex  where I state  \usepackage{poly} 
>   also does not work.  (not surprising, given what kspeshich returned ) 
>   what am I doing wrong ??   this is not rocket science.  
>   any and all help is much appreciated. 
> regards, 
> andrew 

I don't know SuSE very well, but my guess is that in your
installation /usr/share/texmf/ls-R is only writable by root and
hasn't been updated. You may have more luck putting your personal
style files in $HOME/texmf/tex/latex.

Siep Kroonenberg

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