[Tugindia] Problem with TeX installation

A. Mani a_mani_sc_gs at yahoo.co.in
Sun Jun 2 03:50:23 CEST 2013

On 05/31/2013 03:30 PM,  Sasi Kumar <sasi.fsf at gmail.com> wrote:
> I had read somewhere that tex installed using apt may not always be good
> and that direct installation from CTAN is the best. But now I don't seem to
> get proper fonts  in both English documents compiled using pdflatex and
> Malayalam omega. Since the TeX installation from CTAN goes into
> /usr/local/texlive/2012, that is the path that I gave while installing
> omega Malayalam too. Afterwards, when trying to compile a Malayalam
> document, it complained that fonts were not found. Wonder whether there is
> something wrong in my installation! When I tried to compile an English
> document using pdflatex, it complained that palatino font was not found. On
> earlier occasions after installing TeX in a fresh system, I never had to
> install fonts like Palatino. But now it looks like the font has to be
> installed separately. Or, perhaps, the solution might be to remove the
> present installation and reinstall TeX using apt.
> Any help in this matter would be very much appreciated.

Does Linux Mint install TexLive2012?
I doubt it.

Even if they do it would be in /usr ?

Of course you need to set paths explicitly in bashrc or profile for
texlive 2012


A. Mani

A. Mani

More information about the tugindia mailing list