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

Scott Kostyshak skostysh at lyx.org
Fri Nov 15 23:40:25 CET 2013

On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 4:22 AM, Gerald Pechoc <ubuntu at pechoc.eu> wrote:
> 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
> ?????

Hi Gerald,

If you're looking for a quick way (one command) to 1. have a full
install of TeX Live 2013, 2. have tlmgr, 3. have apt aware (so it
doesn't install dependencies that are already satisfied), 4. you just
want things to work and don't care about customization, consider


To use it, first uninstall any TeX Live installation you have done.
Then clone the git repository (git clone
https://github.com/scottkosty/install-tl-ubuntu.git), cd into the
directory and run

  sudo ./install-tl-ubuntu


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