[texhax] easy update of teTeX on Linux?

Jeroen Wijnhout Jeroen.Wijnhout at kdemail.net
Sun Oct 5 21:17:53 CEST 2003

On Sunday 05 October 2003 19:14, Christopher W. Ryan wrote:
> I have used MikTeX on Win98 a bit, although I am still a novice.  I like
> the MikTeX package manager utility:  it makes it very easy for me to see,
> in a GUI sort of way, what packages are installed and not installed, and it
> makes it easy to install new ones.
> I now have moved to a dual boot Win 98--Linux RH9 system, mainly to get my
> feet wet with LInux and see if I can learn it, and if I like it.
> Does teTeX have a similarly easy way to install new packages?  Doesn't have
> to be GUI for my tastes, but something that puts all the new little files
> into all the right places automatically would be nice.

For RedHat you can use RPMs (RedHat Package Manager). Get the latest teTeX RPM 
from the net and install it as follows:
1. login as root
2. type at the command line
     rpm -U name_of_rpm_file.rpm

Most distributions have some GUI to auto-install the RPMs. SuSE comes with 
YaST2 and YOU, with YaST2 you only have to click on the RPM in the file 
browser to install it. I have no experience with RedHat, perhaps there is 
something like it too.


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