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

Gerald Pechoc ubuntu at pechoc.eu
Sat Nov 16 15:06:34 CET 2013

Hi Norbert,

thank you very much for your hint.
The reason I began to search for something else was
1) pdflatex could not be called (obviously some path problem)
2) I had to install an additional Latex package (chemfig.sty)
    and probably some more.
So I found the notice about tlmgr and installing that did not work.
Therefore my first posting here.
After all the posts until now I had decided to uninstall all TEX things 
and install from new from TUG DVD.

I have no real preference for any type of installation or software but I 
want to start INSTALL and want to have a running system to make with
TEXMAKER or KYLIE or what else a Tex Document.

Now the question to the forum again:
°What is the best and easiest way on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to get a running 
TEX System ?


On 2013-11-16 14:33, Norbert Preining wrote:
> Hi Gerald,
> On Sa, 16 Nov 2013, Gerald Pechoc wrote:
>> And what is that dummy package good for?
>> Does it mean that my packager manager knows in future to look for
>> updates, for example?
> I am speaking as the maintainer of both TeX Live infra structure (i.e., tlmgr)
> and the Debian packages.
> Why don't you install the TeX Live packages *directly* from Debian???
> It seems that your needs are covered fully with the packages in Debian.
> Only those in need for the absolutely newest thing because they are writing
> themselves new packages should need to install TeX Live form TUG on Debian.
> If you are using Debian/testing or Debian/unstable, you have monthly
> updates to the current status of TeX Live, and are quite up-to-date.
> Andeven when you use Debian/stable you have TeX Live 2012 which in
> 99.99% covers your needs.
> So why do you throw yourself into all this problems without even knowing
> how to deal with simple Unix items?
> My recommendation:
> 	apt-get install texlive-full
> and then use it for 2 years. If you find something that is not sufficient,
> you can *then* install TeX Live form TUG and at that time you will
> know what is necessary.
> Norbert
> (hopefully my last and only comment on this thread)
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