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

Urs Liska ul at openlilylib.org
Thu Oct 17 11:31:44 CEST 2013

Am 17.10.2013 11:23, schrieb Lars Madsen:
> 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.

I know this will be possible, but I first want to try to get away 
without because I dislike accepting a 200+MB installation I don't need ...

> 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?

It's at the end of ~/.profile

> /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
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> 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.
> Questions:
> 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
> Urs

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