[texhax] Please, Can You Help with Installation ?
Axel E. Retif
axel.retif at mac.com
Thu Apr 2 08:57:30 CEST 2009
On 1 Apr, 2009, at 10:00, Dicle Ertan wrote:
> Dear TUG Support,
> I am trying to install and then hopefully use LATEX.
You will, believe me. And you won't regret the time spent.
I'm, like you, a TUG member. But let me tell you that you don't have
to be a TUG member to ask for support, and neither have to give your
TUG user name. Being a TUG member has many benefits, but support is
> I initially went through the document created by Thomas Feuerstack
> named "The Quickest Way to a TEX System". [...]
> I realized that I need a "ProText Distribution" [...]
> In the Members Site (https://www.tug.org/members/) I read the
> CTAN is updated constantly with new uploads. [...] So here is the
> snapshot of CTAN as a tar file (2.9gb).
> I downloaded the snapshot which took me 7hours and 45 minutes...
I don't use proTeXt (MiKTeX et al.), nor Windows ---so, please,
Windows TeXers, correct me if I'm wrong---, but I'm afraid you didn't
have to download the whole CTAN snapshot; here
you can download just proTeXt. Maybe you already have it ---I don't
know what's in the CTAN snapshot; so check your download first. Also,
I don't know how it is now, but a few years ago I saw a proTeXt
installation and it was really simple.
Please post to this list any further question you have ---many people
will be glad to help you.
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