[tex-live] Where is the root dir of my Tex Live installation

Gerald Pechoc ubuntu at pechoc.eu
Fri Nov 15 15:57:37 CET 2013

I have installed from that Link:

the installation over internet.
But tlmgr was not installed.

Now I have downloaded an install package to install tlmgr.
The lines I put in my last mail where from that installation.
To finish it I should know where the root directory of my TEX 
Installation is.

"where does this 'runme.sh' come from?"
 From the installscript of tlmgr.

I have found some directories belonging to TEX Live but dont know which 
is the necessary root dir.


On 2013-11-15 15:46, Lars Madsen wrote:
> erh, exactly what have you installed and what are you trying to do
> What does this mean"
> "I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and tex live directly from the net installed"
> Did you install Ubuntu TeX Live or the Vanilla/TUG TeX Live?
> Only the later have tlmgr, which will be installed automatically.
> where does this 'runme.sh' come from?
> /Lars Madsen
> Institut for Matematik / Department of Mathematics
> Aarhus Universitet / Aarhus University
> Mere info: http://au.dk/daleif@imf / More information: http://au.dk/en/daleif@imf
> ________________________________________
> From: tex-live [tex-live-bounces at tug.org] on behalf of Gerald Pechoc [ubuntu at pechoc.eu]
> Sent: 15 November 2013 10:22
> To: tex-live at tug.org
> Subject: [tex-live] Where is the root dir of my Tex Live installation
> I need that to install tlmgr.
> I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and tex live directly from the net installed.
> Now I wanted to install from the net the tlmgr (Package Manager) because
> there is no one and this goes like that:
> ./runme.sh: Cannot find TeX Live root using kpsewhich
> --var-value=SELFAUTOPARENT.
> ./runme.sh: Please call update-tlmgr-latest.sh --noexec --keep
> ./runme.sh: and then call the runme.sh script in the unpacked directory
> ./runme.sh: with the directory root as the first argument, something like:
> ./runme.sh: sh runme.sh /path/to/your/texlive/installation/2010
> pechoc at bmeson-a:~/Downloads$ sudo ./update-tlmgr-latest.sh --noexec --keep
> Creating directory tmp.OqU66gUxij
> Verifying archive integrity... All good.
> Uncompressing TeX Live Manager
> Updater..........................................
> And how can I find the root of the installation ?
> to provide
> sh runme.sh /path/to/your/texlive/installation/2013
> ?????
> Please help!
> Gerald

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