[tex-live] Hi! I don't arrive to build texlive from the source, could you help me?

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Sun Jan 23 03:20:20 CET 2011


> Axel:
> I don't perfectly understand english:
> Does "and can tell you they just work ``out of the box''." mean that
> it can be installed under a different directory and without rooting?

Karl has already replied to that. Personally, I always install with administrative privileges (sudo), so I don't know how to do it any other way.

What I meant was that everything works as soon as installation is complete (but see about path below).

Also, you say you installed TeXLive on Ubuntu running in a virtual machine running under Windows. You can install TeXLive under Windows as well ---though I don't work on Windows (I have it as a safety net), I made the installation without any problem whatsoever.

Now about path ---when installing under Ubuntu, you're given the option to make symlinks (in /usr/bin, I think) of the binaries ---I don't follow that route, but I think you don't have to worry about path if you do so.

You can also set the path to the binaries directory in ~.bashrc, for example; and if you don't install with administrative privileges, maybe that's the best way. I don't follow that route either.

What I do ---but might be *not* the best way--- is put the path


in /etc/environment.

Finally, as Norbert said, you can also install TeXLive 2009 with Synaptic.



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