[tex-live] Fwd: tlmgr on Ubuntu linux?
Axel E. Retif
axel.retif at mac.com
Tue Feb 10 04:01:14 CET 2009
On 9 Feb, 2009, at 18:36, Karl Berry wrote:
> To update TeX Live on Ubuntu, I have to use root terminal ---sudo
> not enough in a regular terminal
> I know this isn't very important to you, but FWIW, my guess is that
> subshell started by sudo is not seeing your PATH initialization, and
> it's just something like /usr/bin and /bin. E.g., if you set PATHl
> (containing the /usr/local/texlive/2008-ish directory) in
> .bash_login, sudo won't see it by default.
In Mac OS, shell is a login shell by default; in Ubuntu, it's a non-
> What I do myself is set PATH in .bashrc and have .bash_login
> source .bashrc
This is what I do in Mac OS ---I put everything in ~.bashrc (even
though, as I said, login shell is the default) and ~.bash_profile just
> (and .bashrc source .bash_login)
I don't do this.
> with some sentinels to avoid infinite looping, of course.
> I.e., if your dot files are set up one way on MacOSX and another way
> Ubuntu, that could explain the difference.
I don't set TeX Live paths in Mac OS, as MacTeX installer sets the
path globally for it.
But in Ubuntu..., well ---I didn't remember, but I just found out that
I did set the path everywhere I could! In ~.bashrc I have
and in /etc/bash.bashrc
and, of course, /etc/profile sources /etc/bash.bashrc
No wonder with echo $PATH I get
Anyway, I just discovered that in a regular Terminal I can do ``sudo
su'' and then ``tlmgr update --all''.
I guess I have to learn a lot more about Ubuntu!
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