[tex-live] Tex live and sanskrit package

Manfred Lotz manfred at dante.de
Sun Jun 26 16:37:21 CEST 2005

On Fri, 24 Jun 2005 09:59:46 +0200
Andrea <jayaratna at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear Sir,
> I am writing you because I tried to install tex live in my computer
> and had some problems. I tried it some time ago using windows, now I
> am new to Linux and am having the same problem. The installation is
> ok, but the sanskrit package does not work. In particular, the skt
> command is not recognised by the system. Is there something I should
> do to activate it after the installation. Thank you for your kind
> attention,
> With kind regards,
> Andrea Marcialis

Hi Andrea,
You didn't tell if you are using Windows or Linux or whatever else.

I only can speak for Linux and BSD platforms where skt isn't readily
available as a binary. When using those platforms you have to compile
it and then best put the resulting binary into a directory which is in
your path.

If you are using TeXLive 2004 then you might find skt.c here: 
$ROOTDIR/texmf-dist/source/latex/sanskrit/skt.c where $ROOTDIR it the
directory where you installed TeXLive.

You easily create the binary like this: cc -o skt skt.c
and you could install it like this: install -s skt /usr/local/bin/skt
if /usr/local/bin is appropriate.


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