[tex-live] 'Lost' TeXLive after reboot

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Sun Feb 5 00:25:07 CET 2006

Niels van Everdinck :

> Hi, I'm a Mac man, discovering Linux Ubuntu on a second PC. Ubuntu 5.10 is 
> still having teTeX 2 in its repositories, not that recent... Yesterday I read 
> in the comp.text.tex newsgroup about TeXLive and I decided to take the risk, 
> removed teTeX from my Ubuntu PC and downloaded and burned the TeXLive 2005 
> ISO.
> I'm still not an Unix hero yet but thanks to the online documentation I 
> managed to get through the initial (full) installation.
> After pasting a 'PATH=/usr/local/texlive/2005/bin/i386-linux:$PATH; export 
> PATH' in terminal things seemed to work. Great! I was delighted, even more 
> when things like hanging punctuation and margin kerning finally worked on my 
> Ubuntu PC.
> For some stupid reason I thought I had to reboot. I shouldn't have done that 
> but I did and when I wanted to continue my playing around with TeXLive, 
> pdflatex in particular, I got the dreadful message in terminal: command not 
> found. Rereading the online documentation learned me that I was probably too 
> impatience again, I didn't put 
> 'PATH=/usr/local/texlive/2005/bin/i386-linux:$PATH; export PATH' in the
> $HOME/.profile file. So I did that later.
> # ~/.profile: executed by Bourne-compatible login shells.
> if [ "$BASH" ]; then
> if [ -f ~/.bashrc ]; then
> . ~/.bashrc
> fi
> fi
> mesg n
> PATH=/usr/local/texlive/2005/bin/i386-linux:$PATH; export PATH
> That didn't work:
> niels at p3:~$ latex --version
> bash: latex: command not found
> niels at p3:~$
> TeXLive runs after entering 'PATH=/usr/local/texlive/2005/bin/i386- 
> linux:$PATH; export PATH' in terminal.
> So my question is: what am I doing wrong and what do I have to do to get 
> TeXLive running?
> TIA, Niels

I placed this as the very end of my ~/.bashrc

export PATH=/usr/local/texlive/2005/bin/i386-linux:/home/daleif/bin:$PATH

works fine in Ubuntu


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