[texhax] Fwd: Ubuntu Linux

Mark Hale historical.linguist at gmail.com
Mon May 25 02:02:05 CEST 2009

I've used texlive's only installer on my Ubuntu systems for
some time now, precisely because they (Ubuntu folk) don't seem
interested in keeping up to date. Kind of strange for a distro so
dedicated to internationalization.

Just make symlinks (the installer gives you that option) to
someplace in your path, and you're home free...

Does anyone know *why* the Ubuntu distros are so far behind
in this critical area?


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Tim McKenzie <tjm1983 at gmail.com>
Date: Sun, May 24, 2009 at 7:45 PM
Subject: Re: [texhax] Ubuntu Linux
To: texhax at tug.org
Cc: Randy Schilling <RChilling at comcast.net>, Christopher Olah
<christopherolah.co at gmail.com>

On Monday 25 May 2009 11:36:54 Christopher Olah wrote:
> Package: texlive-latex-base
> Version: 2007-10

Yes, I neglected to mention that Ubuntu still seems to be using TeX Live 2007.
Do you need a more up-to-date installation, or are you happy to wait until
Ubuntu catches up? (I have no idea how long it will take them to do so.)


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