[tex-live] Installing latest TeX Live on Ubuntu

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Mon Feb 27 12:29:46 CET 2012

Axel E. Retif wrote, On 2012-02-27 12:20:
> On 02/27/2012 04:58 AM, Zdenek Wagner wrote:
>> In order to be precise, TL honours symlinks. Consider you install TL
>> 2007 to /usr/local/texlive/2007...
> Thank you again for this additional data. I'll take all these advices 
> into account when I get a new machine. Maybe I will make a partition for 
> TeXLive, big enough to hold my safety nets and thus avoid the untaring 
> time (I do occasional taring of the texlive directory anyway, as TeX is 
> the main tool of my work).
> Best
> Axel

I just keep /opt as a separate partition (fairly large), and then 
install TL in /opt/texlive

Then all I have to do is to change /etc/environment (on Ubunut) plus 
perhaps use an appropriate equivs package to let Ubuntu know I've added 



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