[tex-live] Installation Report TL 2007

Frank Küster frank at kuesterei.ch
Wed Mar 21 17:55:22 CET 2007


after playing with the Debian packages for a while, I decided to install
a "plain upstream" TeX Live 2007 under Debian GNU/Linux, unstable.

I first tried to use the GUI installer, but this didn't work fine.
First of all, some Tk window was shown for a very short time, but I
wasn't able to read anything, I don't even know whether it contains any
text. Then, I didn't find a place that would allow me to change the
installation directory, but the "Remove" tab said that it is "/", and I
could choose to remove "/texmf-local/", too.  Being bold, I proceeded
nevertheless and selected to install basicbin, but 

- it gave an error message, "no files texmf/list/*" or similar

- it hangs in the postinstallation step.

I stopped this all, and I couldn't find any files anywhere.

Then I tried the commandline installer.  Here the user interface worked
fine.  However, I got this:

../install-tl.sh: line 158: unzip: command not found
../install-tl.sh: line 158: unzip: command not found
../install-tl.sh: line 158: unzip: command not found
../install-tl.sh: line 158: unzip: command not found
[... repeated over and over again ...]

Done unpacking.
Welcome to TeX Live!

Well, I guess it should have failed.  I really suggest to make scripts
"set -e".  After installung unzip, all went fine.

Regards, Frank
Dr. Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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