[tex-live] Installing dblatex together with manually installed TL

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Thu Oct 17 11:19:41 CEST 2013

2013/10/17 Urs Liska <ul at openlilylib.org>:
> I'm on Debian Wheezy and have manually installed TeXLive 2013 from its
> website (i.e. not through apt-get)
> For a third-party script I'm told to install dblatex.
> 'sudo apt-get install dblatex' insists of installing loads of texlive-...
> packages, which I don't want to do.
> When I download dblatex and run its setup.py script it dies with 'Error: not
> found: latex, makeindex, pdflatex, kpsewhich'
> 'whereis latex (etc.)' doesn't find anything while
> 'which latex (etc.)' finds the correct locations of the manual installation.
> Questions:
> a) is there a way to tell dblatex that I _do_ have TeXLive installed?

It is possible to create a dummy package in irder to inform apt-get
that you have TeX Live. I am not a Debian user, I do not know details
but you should be able to find information how to do it.

> b) can I safely (apart from wasted bandwith and storage) install the
> suggested texlive- packages with apt-get without disturbing my manual
> installation? Would I perhaps change the PATH afterwards?
> Thanks for any info
> Urs

Zdeněk Wagner

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