[tex-live] texlive 2014 Comments. -- Overly complex and difficult to install on RedHat/Fedora !! --

Andre Gompel andre.gompel at gmail.com
Fri Aug 1 23:50:21 CEST 2014

Dear colleague:

   I have been a Unix/Linux user (programmer) for over 15 years now.
   And on Fedora x86_64, I have a pretty hard time to get the install
(from ISO) to work !
   I only used the default install.   (install-tl script) with all
default options.
   I did set the PATH as usual (this seems to work), but there is more.
(where I probably have a problem)

    This used to work out of the box, several years ago, perhaps seven
or nine !
   Now I am in "environment variables hell"

   Of course, I do know how to debug and fix this... and I will.
   However could I suggest that a simple install procedure for the most
popular Linuxes (today Ubuntu+derivatives) and Red-Hat derivative be

   Could I also suggest that mixing Window/Mac/Linux  install in the
same documentation is not such a great idea : makes everything bulkier
and harder to read than necessary.

   For myself (technical guy) I would be happy to have a manual install.
   But for many non-technical Latex users, a seamless and simple install
which works "straight out of the box" would be great, GUI or NOT.
   Ideally a distro package doing exactly this would be he best !'
   But whatever is simple to use... and work would do the job !
   Let me know, if and how I could help.

                 Andre Gompel
Andre Gompel (+1) 408-966 8494 (text msg O.K)

Andre Gompel (+1) 408-966 8494 (text msg O.K)

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