[tex-live] Installing dblatex together with manually installed TL
daleif at imf.au.dk
Thu Oct 17 11:56:05 CEST 2013
I know of course
I was refering to
sudo which latex
is adding TL13 to the PATH in /etc/environment enough for root to actually find it?
Turns out it is not.
for apt-get to know that there is an equivalent to texlive-* is a different matter, easy solved using the link I cited in an ealier email.
Institut for Matematik / Department of Mathematics
Aarhus Universitet / Aarhus University
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From: Zdenek Wagner [zdenek.wagner at gmail.com]
Sent: 17 October 2013 11:50
To: Lars Madsen
Cc: Urs Liska; TeXLive mailing list
Subject: Re: [tex-live] Installing dblatex together with manually installed TL
2013/10/17 Lars Madsen <daleif at imf.au.dk>:
> ~/.profile is of course not read when you are running something as root such as installing stuff.
> On Ubuntu I usually place the TL13 path at the start of the PATH setting found i /etc/environment (remember to make a backup)
> Remember to log out and in againg for the change to take effect.
> Though, I actually do not know if the PATH in /etc/environment is read by root.
No, setting PATH is not enough, it only allows to run the executables
but it does not inform apt-get that TeX Live is installed. It will
still install a lot of deb packages due to dependencies. Setting PATH
is one thing, making a dummy package in order to make apt-get happy
> /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: Urs Liska [ul at openlilylib.org]
> Sent: 17 October 2013 11:31
> To: Lars Madsen
> Cc: TeXLive mailing list
> Subject: Re: [tex-live] Installing dblatex together with manually installed TL
> 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
>> From: tex-live [tex-live-bounces at tug.org] on behalf of Urs Liska [ul at openlilylib.org]
>> Sent: 17 October 2013 11:05
>> To: TeXLive mailing list
>> 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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