[tex-k] [KPATHSEA] KPATHSEA does not find files in TEXMFHOME

Thomas Reisinger thomas.reisinger at de.abb.com
Wed Jul 15 09:31:08 CEST 2009

Dear KAPATHSEA programmer,

I spent some time by trying to get my TexLive 2008 system running on 
Windows XP (SP3). But finally I get stuck in some KPATHSEA problem. More 
precisely, I do not know if it is a problem but I do not understand its 

The task I try to accomplish is as follows: with the command
        kpsewhich abbtechnote.cls
I try to find a LaTeX class file in my home directory. According to the 
documentation, I set the TEXMFHOME in the config-file like
        TEXMFHOME = ~/.texmf/tex/{latex,generic,}//
and the file resides in
Unfortunately, KPATHSEA does not find the file while it is travelling 
through the directories:
--- SCHNIPP ---
kdebug:kpse_find_file: searching for abbtechnote.cls of type tex (from 
kdebug:hash_lookup(c:/Documents and 
Settings/DEU130357/.texmf/tex/latex/ABBstyles/abbtechnote.cls) => (nil)
kdebug:dir_links(c:/Documents and 
Settings/DEU130357/.texmf/tex/latex/ABBstyles/abbtechnote.cls) => 0
kdebug:hash_lookup(abbtechnote.cls) => (nil)
kdebug:search([abbtechnote.cls]) =>
--- SCHNAPP ---
My question is why is the abbtechnote.cls not found and how can I modify 
my installation to get a running system?

Attached you will find the complete KPATHSEA log and the Windows version 
message. The KPATHSEA version is:
kpathsea version 3.5.7
Copyright 2008 Karl Berry & Olaf Weber.
License LGPLv2.1+: GNU Lesser GPL version 2.1 or later <
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
Thanks in advance,

Thomas Reisinger
Forschungszentrum Deutschland
DECRC - Robotics & Manufacturing
Wallstadter Str. 59
D-68526 Ladenburg
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