[texhax] easy update of teTeX on Linux?

Roberto Sanchez rcsanchez97 at yahoo.es
Sun Oct 5 21:10:36 CEST 2003

Jeroen Wijnhout wrote:
> On Sunday 05 October 2003 19:14, Christopher W. Ryan wrote:

>>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.

Actually a better alternative is to use Debian instead (which is far 
easier to maintain).  In that case, all you need to do is (as root):

# apt-get update
# apt-get upgrade

Incidentally, that upgrades ALL packages on the machine.

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