[texhax] installation of texlive
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 because Synaptic offers only the outdated TexLive2009.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,
> and start the installer with the command,
> install-tl -gui wizard.
> The TeXLive installer opens, tries to install to
> 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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