The teTeX Homepage
I (Thomas Esser) have decided not to make new releases of teTeX
any more (May 2006). The information below might get out of date as time
goes by. I suggest anybody interested in teTeX to join the TeX Live project.
teTeX is a complete TeX distribution for UNIX compatible systems,
maintained by me,
Thomas Esser. It is based on the web2c distribution which is currently maintained by Olaf Weber.
My main aims when putting this distribution together have been:
The directory structure of teTeX is based on the TeX Directory Structure
- provide a TeX system that consists only of Free Software
- create something simple to install, use and maintain
- include as much useful documentation as possible
- test as much as possible and try to avoid bugs
You need to download the files tetex-src.tar.gz and tetex-texmf.tar.gz.
Downloading and installing the archive tetex-texmfsrc.tar.gz is
recommended, but optional. The texmfsrc tarball contains the sources for
some (really only some!) files in the texmf tarball. It is no replacement
for the tetex-texmf tarball.
The primary download sources are
For a list of other mirror sites, please look at
Older releases are also available:
historic teTeX releases.
For installation instructions, please consult the files
QuickInstall or INSTALL (which are also contained in the
The main entry point for teTeX documentation is the teTeX Documentation Guide which contains a
lot of documentation about the packages included in teTeX, release notes,
a search form for various TeX related information sources etc.
There is a lot of documentation contained in teTeX about various packages etc.
The most teTeX specific documentation are:
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