I create my own documentclasses and packages in some directory of
tex\latex. The directory
tex\latex itself might be in any other directory in any drive. I can register the packages/classes to Miktex as already posted in my answer here. Putting the documentclass or packages in a dedicated directory in a separate drive is practically useful to avoid data loss when the system crashes.
But how to do this for TeX Live?
Based on Ulrike's answer I do the following steps and it works.
C:\texlive\2010\texmf\web2c\texmf.cnf to see how
TEXMFLOCAL is defined.
% .... other settings before this line have been removed for simplicity. % % A place for local additions to a "standard" texmf tree. % This tree is not used for local configuration maintained by % texconfig, it uses TEXMFCONFIG below. TEXMFLOCAL = $SELFAUTOPARENT/../texmf-local % % .... other settings after this line have been removed for simplicity.
C:\texlive\2010\texmf.cnf and modify it as follows.
% (Public domain.) % This texmf.cnf file should contain only your personal changes from the % original texmf.cnf (for example, as chosen in the installer). % % That is, if you need to make changes to texmf.cnf, put your custom % settings in this file, which is .../texlive/YYYY/texmf.cnf, rather than % the distributed file (which is .../texlive/YYYY/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf). % And include *only* your changed values, not a copy of the whole thing! % OSFONTDIR = $SystemRoot/fonts// %============== Below this row is my modification ==================== % % My custom packages and classes are % in E:/A/My LaTeX/MyLibrary/tex/latex/misc. % TEXMFLOCAL = $SELFAUTOPARENT/../texmf-local,E:/A/My LaTeX/MyLibrary % % % It is wrong if you do like below % TEXMFLOCAL = $SELFAUTOPARENT/../texmf-local,E:/A/My LaTeX/MyLibrary/tex/latex/misc % or %TEXMFLOCAL = $SELFAUTOPARENT/../texmf-local,E:/A/My LaTeX/MyLibrary% comments
Packages and classes must be in some subdirectory of
tex\latex. In my example above, they are in
E:/A/My LaTeX/MyLibrary/tex/latex/misc directory. I am not sure spaces in the path still work in OS other than Windows.
texhash as follows.
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