[texhax] installation of texlive

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Wed Nov 9 16:23:40 CET 2011

Randolph J. Schilling wrote, On 2011-11-09 00:00:
> Hello - 
> I'm setting up newly installed Ubuntu 11.10 and working under its Unity desktop. 
> I ran into a problem with my installation of TeXLive2011. 
> I chose to install this software by downloading it (from the TUG web site) 
> because Synaptic offers only the outdated TexLive2009. 
> TeXLive's instructions tell us to move to the folder containing install-tl 
> (so its full path is not necessary), 
> to add the current folder to the PATH variable with the command, 
> PATH=.:$PATH, 
> and start the installer with the command, 
> install-tl -gui wizard. 
> The TeXLive installer opens, tries to install to 
> /usr/local/texlive/2011 
> and returns the message 
> "default not allowed or not writeable - please change." 
> I did not run into this problem awhile ago when I installed TexLive under Ubuntu 10.04. 
> I checked that I'm working under an administrator account. 
> I tried starting the installer with the command: 

first do this:

sudo apt-get install perl-tk

(the -gui part use perl-tk which is not installed by default)

> sudo install-tl -gui wizard 


sudo ./install-tl -gui wizard

> and got a "command not found" error. 
> I tried logging in as root user with the command, 
> sudo passwd root, 
> started the TexLive installer as before, 
> install-tl -gui wizard, 
> and got the same response. 



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