[tex-live] Ubuntu update to 11.10 while texlive 2011 is installed independently
bernhard.kleine at gmx.net
Mon Oct 31 15:29:31 CET 2011
Am Montag, den 31.10.2011, 14:58 +0100 schrieb Lars Madsen:
> Bernhard Kleine wrote, On 2011-10-31 14:35:
> > Hallo,
> > for the records.
> > I updated my Ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10 today. Everything went smooth, only
> > three packages did not install well: These were tex-common, kile and
> > texlive-latex-base. The error was due to installed symlinks for the
> > parallel texlive 2011 installation. After rebooting I removed with tlmgr
> > the symlinks and reinstalled kile again. With the symlinks for texlive
> > 2011 removed, kile and the few tex-packages were configured correctly.
> > Another tlmgr session afterwards set the symlinks again, thus ensuring
> > that the compilation by kile uses tl2011.
> > kile depends on texlive-latex-base and this requires tex-common,
> > texlive-base, texlive-common and texlive-binaries. With these five
> > packages installed you will have fulfilled dependencies at least for
> > kile. For emacs and auctex there will only be a few additional packages
> > necessary.
> > Two points are therefore to be reminded:
> > First: It is better to remove the tl2011 symlinks before updating the
> > distribution. Saves time.
> > Second: I would not advise to install the full texlive (2009) from a
> > distribution, only those parts which are required by other packages.
> > Saves much space.
> > Greetings from the Black Forest.
> > Bernhard
> build/use the equivs package to tell Ubuntu that these dependencies have
> been meet. Then you do not need to install anything TeX related from
> Ubuntu, and Kile and Emacs will install just fine.
Earlier i.e two years ago I had such a package. However, with some
upgrade the usability of this file had gone. I have only a minimal old
texlive installation from ubuntu and a full from texlive2011. I do not
worry about hd space. I think I takes more time to make new equivs than
to add and remove symlinks.
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