On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 5:37 AM, Ulrike Fischer <list@...> wrote:
> am Dienstag, 17. März 2009 um 20:52 schrieb CTAN maintainer Jim Hefferon:
>> Thank you to folks for the replies.
>> For the advice that I write, creating a new local tree is less
>> the issue than determining the name of an existing local tree.
>> (Although, Ulrike, I take your point that many users will not have a
>> tree because they have had no need.) Also, people who maintain
>> multiuser installations are not really the primary audience.
> The problem are not the people who maintain a multiuser installation
> but the users. Quite a lot didn't know that they can install miktex in
> a restricted account "only for themselves", or they are used to
> install everything as admin or to ask their admin to install it and
> then they can't create roots.
>> So, do I understand that there is no command-line way to do this?
> There is. But while you expect miktex users to find miktex ->
> settings in the menu you can't count on them to find the command
> line so you would have to explain how to access the command line first
>> Go to MiKTeX->settings and find the tab "roots". Use any root shown
>> there that disappears when you select "Show MiKTeX maintained roots".
> A better way to distinguish user/miktex roots is: In the tab the roots
> maintained/created by miktex have a description (Install, UserConfig
> etc), while for all roots created by users only the path is shown.
It would be helpful if there was a way to add a description for a local
root, e.g., "XYZ corp additions", etc.
George N. White III <aa056@...>
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia