Errors when trying to install the latest version

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at
Wed Apr 29 21:21:38 CEST 2020

On 2020-04-29 at 01:18:40 -0400, Adam Frank wrote:

 > I tried installing the marvosym package on Linux Mint.  I don't remember
 > how I originally put TeX Live on this computer, I think it was just by
 > opening a terminal and typing `sudo apt-get install texlive-full`.
 > Anyway, when I executed `tlmgr install marvosym` I got an error about my
 > installation being old.  So I tried to update.  Downloaded the 2020
 > version, ran the installer.  I think I added the new path to the executable
 > although I really don't know what I'm doing here.  At the end of my
 > `~/.profile` file I added the line
 > `export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/texlive/2020/bin/x86_64-linux`

You must change the search order:

   export PATH=/usr/local/texlive/2020/bin/x86_64-linux:$PATH

Otherwise the version you installed with apt-get is found first.


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