[XeTeX] TL2008 on Ubuntu

Pander pander at users.sourceforge.net
Mon Apr 6 23:12:20 CEST 2009

The annoying thing with original TeXLive2008 installation on Ubuntu
(with its path in the beginning of the PATH definition) is that lmodern
is conflicting. When you have lmodern installed, you will have to have
tex-common installed *AND* lmodern is also in TexLive2008. However, the
lmodern files in TexLive2008 are not picked up by Inkscape, Scribus,
OpenOffice, etc. This would alsobe a reason to have good and up to date
Ubuntu packages solving these font conflicts/ambiguities or that fonts
are not accesible from other application. At least not out of the box
(read Ubuntu package ;))

Scot Becker wrote:
> I'll second that, in case TeXLive takes some time yet to make it's way
> into Debian/Ubuntu, the TeXlive DVD download installs fine on Ubuntu
> 8.10  I expect it might take some time yet for TL08 to make its way
> into the Deb/ubuntu repositories.  I have read older comments by the
> maintainers that the package support in TeXLive is hard to figure out
> how to handle in conjunction with Ubuntu's own package management.
> Once you install it, getting the TeX-related PATHs right takes some
> care, and texinfo raises an issue, since Debian/Ubuntu use an older
> non-GNU 'texinfo' script to do the same work, in a way that is not
> compatible with GNU texinfo.  (It's a minor issue that only effects
> you if you use the 'info' command, but is a bit thorny if you do).
> Anyway, aside from that it works fine.
> The texinfo issue, though, is an illustration of one of the problems
> confronting the TL2008 packagers for Deb/Ubuntu.  The texinfo TL
> requires and installs in /usr/local/bin is actually incompatible with
> the version Debian/Ubuntu need for the current functioning of the
> 'info' documentation system.  It's not unsolvable, perhaps
> (Debian/Ubuntu could usefully upgrade to the new 'texinfo'), but it is
> an issue.
> On Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 8:16 PM, Pander <pander at users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
>> Peter Dyballa wrote:
>>> Am 20.02.2009 um 20:58 schrieb Paul Johnson:
>>>> 1) guarantees a standard configuration across many machines,
>>> Which won't last long: tlmgr can update TL2008 every moment.
>> It is possible to have volatile packages in Ubuntu, just like the
>> package containing all the clamAV virus strings. Ask your Ubuntu pakcage
>> maintainer.
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