[tex-live] Installing latest TeX Live on Ubuntu

Vladimir Lomov lomov.vl at gmail.com
Mon Feb 27 05:29:57 CET 2012

** Nickolai Leschov [2012-02-26 15:11:54 +0400]:

> Hello,

> I have trouble installing latest TeX Live on Ubuntu. I need the latest
> version of TeX Live, so I install with the install-tl installer, not
> from repositories.

> I try to follow the instructions "TeX Live and Debian/Ubuntu"
> (http://www.tug.org/texlive/debian.html), section "Integrating vanilla
> TeX Live with Debian". First, how do I install "as root, system-wide"?
> I do "sudo ./install-tl" Is this right? Then, how do I "ensure that
> the only Debian TeX Live packages installed are tex-common, texinfo,
> and perhaps lmodern"?

> Unfortunately, after following the instructions the latex command
> cannot be found after reboot. How do I add latex to the path
> permanently?

> I tried to reinstall in wizard mode with "./install-tl -gui wizard"
> but it says "(default not allowed or not writable - please change!)"
> about the installation directory. Is this because the "sudo" I added?
> How do I fix it?

> My system is Ubuntu 11.04 i386, later I intend to install on 9.04 i386 too.

> Best regards,
> Nickolai Leschov

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