[tex-live] Hi! I don't arrive to build texlive from the source, could you help me?
zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Sun Jan 23 12:01:43 CET 2011
2011/1/23 Axel E. Retif <axel.retif at mac.com>:
>> 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.
You may have problems with sudo. I saw bug reports that "tlmgr update"
does not work which was most probably caused by the fact that after
sudo PATH is not set properly. A few years ago I created
/usr/local/texlive and set the ownership to myself as an ordinaru
usere. Now I can install and update without becoming root.
> 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.
Yes, just install binaries both for Windows and Linux, make the
directory (probably C:\TeXLive) shared and accessible in the Linux VM
and set PATH.
> 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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