[tex-live] Installing TeX Live with GNU Stow

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Wed Feb 12 23:43:17 CET 2014

Hi Eric.

    I use GNU Stow to install and manage packages that are not provided by my
    Linux distribution.  Is it possible to install TeX Live from the TeX Live
    ISO using GNU Stow?

I don't know for sure, since I've never tried and have never heard of
anyone who has.  But what I can tell you is that native TL installation
(install-tl) does install everything under a given prefix, chosen in the
installer.  Which I believe is the essential attribute for stow.

The possible exception is user-specific information (TEXMFVAR, TEXMFSYS,
TEXMFHOME), which are ordinarily under ~.  You can change that in the
installer too, if you want to.

Hope it flies.


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