[tex-live] tlmgr install issue

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Tue Nov 25 16:20:04 CET 2008

On Mo, 24 Nov 2008, Ryan wrote:
> Can't locate TeXLive/TLConfig.pm in @INC (@INC contains: //tlpkg /etc/perl
> /usr/local/lib/perl/5.10.0 /usr/local/share/perl/5.10.0 /usr/lib/perl5
> /usr/share/perl5 /usr/lib/perl/5.10 /usr/share/perl/5.10
> /usr/local/lib/site_perl .)
> Upon further inspection, @INC did not have a path to the default install
> directory:
> /usr/local/texlive/2008/tlpkg/

That is not necessary. The problem you have is that you probably have
installed (from some texlive-* or tetex packages), and in the PATH
setting that one is found *before* the one in

tlmgr finds itself and all the TeX Live modules via
	kpsewhich -expand-var SELFAUTOPARENT
and if that gives you / then you are using the wrong kpsewhich.

And then it is GOOD that tlmgr is not working!!!

> so adding
> use lib qw(/usr/local/texlive/2008/tlpkg);

No, bad, do
	export PATH=/usr/local/texlive/2008/bin/i386-linux:$PATH
is the proper fix.

Best wishes


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