[tex-live] What is wrong with my tex?

Timothy Legg tim_legg_iowa at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 30 22:47:45 CEST 2009


I installed TeX Live on my Debian system using the install-tl.tar.gz provided on http://www.tug.org/texlive/acquire.html

Aside from the script not appending my $PATH (which I fixed manually), there still seems to be something wrong.  Does anybody recognize this problem?  I swear this worked when I installed a similar distribution of TeX about 6 years ago...

legg at debian:~$ tex sample.tex 
This is TeX, Version 3.1415926 (Web2C 7.5.7)
! Undefined control sequence.
l.6 \documentclass
                  {article}      % Specifies the document class




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