[texworks] ubuntu jaunty package and texlive 2009

Alessandro Languasco languasc at gmail.com
Mon Dec 14 21:58:59 CET 2009

Dear Stefan,

this is exactly my situation; your suggestion worked smoothly.

Thanks !

All the best

On 14/dic/2009, at 20.00, Stefan Löffler wrote:

> Hi,
> On 2009-12-14 16:24, Alessandro Languasco wrote:
>> I would like to install texworks using the package available for ubuntu jaunty 
>> and, as a dependence, synaptic wish to install texlive 2007...
>> but I have already installed texlive 2009 and I don't want to downgrade to tl2007.
>> Do you have any suggestion to force the texworks installation via synaptic without any dependencies
>> on the tex packages?
> Which Tw package are you talking about? If you are referring to the one
> from Launchpad (https://launchpad.net/~texworks/+archive/ppa), I think I
> can help you (since I'm the maintainer of that package ;)). It doesn't
> list texlive as a dependency, only as a recommendation. This is exactly
> to allow people to use a newer (unpackaged) version of texlive, but at
> the same time provide novice users with an easy possibility to get
> everything up and running.
> If this applies to your case, your synaptic apparently wants to install
> recommended packages by default. You may be able to change this in the
> preferences. As an alternative, you could use the command line tool
> apt-get, which should have the switch --no-install-recommends. So in
> that case, you could try running
> sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends texworks
> (provided you added the Tw Launchpad repository to your sources as
> described on the Launchpad site).
> Stefan

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