[texhax] easy update of teTeX on Linux?
rcsanchez97 at yahoo.es
Sun Oct 5 21:10:36 CEST 2003
Jeroen Wijnhout wrote:
> On Sunday 05 October 2003 19:14, Christopher W. Ryan wrote:
>>I now have moved to a dual boot Win 98--Linux RH9 system, mainly to get my
>>feet wet with LInux and see if I can learn it, and if I like it.
>>Does teTeX have a similarly easy way to install new packages? Doesn't have
>>to be GUI for my tastes, but something that puts all the new little files
>>into all the right places automatically would be nice.
> For RedHat you can use RPMs (RedHat Package Manager). Get the latest teTeX RPM
> from the net and install it as follows:
> 1. login as root
> 2. type at the command line
> rpm -U name_of_rpm_file.rpm
> Most distributions have some GUI to auto-install the RPMs. SuSE comes with
> YaST2 and YOU, with YaST2 you only have to click on the RPM in the file
> browser to install it. I have no experience with RedHat, perhaps there is
> something like it too.
Actually a better alternative is to use Debian instead (which is far
easier to maintain). In that case, all you need to do is (as root):
# apt-get update
# apt-get upgrade
Incidentally, that upgrades ALL packages on the machine.
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