[tex-live] Testing Tex Live (2012) before release...looked good to me.
Glenn Todd Miller
gmiller at ipa.cfa.harvard.edu
Fri May 18 20:21:38 CEST 2012
In my TUG newsletter you invited me to test out TexLive 2012, so I did and the installation
and my test went smoothly. I compiled a set of notes (over 3000 pages) using the 2012
version and all is well. Thanks for the great work, I look forward to getting the real 2012
DVD. I will continue using the pre-release and report any issues I find going forward.
FYI this is the procedure I used to do the installation:
(1) First step was to go this website and pick a mirror site:
I clicked on the link for 'www.math.utah.edu' which supports http.
Clicking on this link took me to the website:
where I clicked on 'install-tl-unx.tar.gz' and with right mouse selected
'Save Link As...', so that I could download this file into ~/Downloads.
(2) Next was to unpack the downloaded installer app:
tar xvf install-tl-unx.tar
(3) Run the app which will connect back to utah.edu and pull down the TeXLive
distro and install it into my /usr/local/texlive/2012 directory while
leaving older versions (/usr/local/texlive/2011) alone.
./install-tl -repository http://ftp.math.utah.edu/pub//texlive/tlpretest \
(4) Last step was to add the new path to my .bashrc file and test the distro.
Thanks and have a great weekend.
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