[tex-live] Installing latest TeX Live on Ubuntu

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Mon Feb 27 06:53:04 CET 2012

On 02/26/2012 09:04 PM, George N. White III wrote:


> I recommend against asking TL to create symbolic links to permit
> using the binaries via some default path entry (/usr/bin or
> /usr/local/bin) because it is more difficult to debug problems and is
> not easily reversed.

I completely agree.


> I also keep TeXLive on a separate partition. /usr/local/texlive is a
> symbolic link to the actual location.

Ah! I will take note of this and will also consider John Minter's 
advice, because taring and untaring back texlive takes, with my machine, 
at least 30 minutes, and the system is meanwhile almost unresponsive for 
any other task (presently my /usr/local/texlive has TL 2010, TL 2011 and 
a very populated texmf-local.)

(I don't mind having a TeXLive installation owned by me as long as it 
resides in /home ---I have some applications in ~/bin---; what I don't 
want is to change permissions in system-wide directories.)



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