[tex-live] error on (after) texlive 2008 installation

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Tue Apr 14 21:45:51 CEST 2009

On 14 April 2009 newway.liu at gmail.com wrote:

 > I am trying to install texlive 2008 on my Ubuntu 8.10 (32bit) laptop 
 > with the downloaded iso image mounted.
 > everything seems fine but the install-tl.log showed the following error:
 > running mktexlsr /usr/local/texlive/2008/texmf-var
 > running updmap-sys... /usr/local/texlive/2008/bin/i386-linux/updmap-sys: 
 > 1: Syntax error: word unexpected (expecting ")")
 > done
 > re-running mktexlsr /usr/local/texlive/2008/texmf-var
 > pre-generating all format files (fmtutil-sys --all), be 
 > patient.../usr/local/texlive/2008/bin/i386-linux/fmtutil-sys: 1: Syntax 
 > error: Unterminated quoted string
 > done
 > ./install-tl: done.

please extract the file




and run

  md5sum --check md5sums

on the command line.  Are these files broken?


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