[tex-live] Texlive2009 uninstall

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Wed Apr 28 00:14:38 CEST 2010

Le 27/04/2010 23:26, Matteo Montalto a écrit :
> Hello,
> I installed texlive2009 using the script that wgets packages directly on
> the web. Now the distro is up-to-date but since the installation was
> manual, it gives me a lot of problems in managing dependencies since
> every latex editor (Gummi, DeSigle, and so on) I'd like to install
> requires latex-base and many other latex-* packages ... My distro is an
> ubuntu 9.04 based one, synaptic just recognizes texlive as packaged from
> the repository, and it's the 2007 version :(
You can used a dummy deb package as described here:


in order to make your Debian package manager happy.

Alternatively, just let synaptic install whatever dependencies he wants to, if 
your TL09 comes first in your PATH, it will still be used.

> So... I'd like to uninstall texlive 2009 as installed by the script and
> then install Texlive 2007 from ubuntu repositories.

Well, unless you're very short of disk space, there is no reason to remove TL09 
even if you let synaptic install a few bits of texlive from the debian packages. 
Many people I know chose this solution and are perfectly happy with it : the 
bits from TL07 install by APT (synaptic) don't interfere with you TL09 
installation as long as it comes first in the PATH.


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