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

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Thu Oct 17 11:23:48 CEST 2013

If you added the TL13 to the system PATH correctly (i.e. not through say bashrc) then you should be fine with having more than one LaTeX installed.

How ever you may want to build and install an equivs package instead.

That will tell the package manager that packages corresponting to texlive.* have been installed.

See http://www.tug.org/texlive/debian.html

I think someone on tex.stackexachange.com has already build the pseudo package for ubuntu, it might also work for debian.

But I usually just follow the instuctions at the bottom of the TUG page above, step by step, that works just fine.

Where exactly did you add the TL13 path?

/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 Urs Liska [ul at openlilylib.org]
Sent: 17 October 2013 11:05
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Subject: [tex-live] Installing dblatex together with manually installed TL

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.

a) is there a way to tell dblatex that I _do_ have TeXLive installed?
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

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