On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 7:08 PM, Richard Heck <rgh...@comcast.net> wrote:
> On 09/14/2010 06:16 PM, Maria Gouskova wrote:
>> Dear LyX users,
>> I am not a Windows user myself but am trying to help some people
>> duplicate my setup on a Windows machine. On a *nix-based system, such
>> as my Mac OS, the custom packages and the bib and bst files all live
>> in the texmf directory, like this:
>> HD/Users/Username/Library/texmf/bibtex/bib/...
>> HD/Users/Username/Library/texmf/bibtex/bst/...
>> HD/Users/Username/Library/texmf/tex/latex/...
>> I would like to be able to just give these people a zipped texmf
>> folder, so they can unzip it to the proper location. But what is the
>> standard location for this directory on Windows systems? Is there one?
>> I also don't have the specifics of their OSes (i.e., whether they use
>> XP, Vista, or 7), but I need answers for each version if they are
>> different.
> This will depend not just on the OS but on what LaTeX distribution they are
> using. In fact, it probably doesn't depend upon the OS but only upon the
> distribution.
> Most people on Windows use either miktex or texlive.
> Anyway, I'd have people put your custom stuff into their LaTeX home
> directory, wherever that is. This is controlled by the TEXMFHOME variable.
> This page:
>    http://docs.miktex.org/manual/localadditions.html
> has info about setting up a local directory (like ~/texmf/, under *nix) for
> miktex. I don't know if there is a default.
> This page:
>    http://www.tug.org/texlive/doc/texlive-en/texlive-en.html#x1-270003.2.3
> has info about texlive, and says that TEXMFHOME defaults to
> %USERPROFILE%/texmf, whatever that means. I'm not a Windows person either.
> Richard

I should add that they all used MikTeX, and we tried putting texmf in
C:\ and also in the Program Files folder (I think basically as
C:\Program Files\texmf).

What confuses me is that in Mac OS, LyX finds all the stuff inside the
texmf folder automaticallly after reconfiguring. Does this happen in
Windows? If not, is there something that needs to be done inside LyX
to help it find the correct texmf path? I am sure we missed something
really obvious.


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