[tex-live] tlmgr on Ubuntu linux?

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Sun Feb 8 21:16:35 CET 2009

On So, 08 Feb 2009, Nicolas Vaughan wrote:
> I use TeX Live 2008 both on Ubuntu Linux and Windows Vista. On Windows I use
> tlmgr to download and install updates, but tlmgr isn't available on Ubuntu.
> (I use Synaptics manager to download the FULL instalation of TeX Live 2008.)

I guess you are using
	TeX Live     ___ 2 0 0 7 ___
on Ubuntu, because that is what Debian ships.

> Is tlmgr available for Linux? Or else, how can I update TeX Live's packages?

No way. You have to wait for Debian (=me and Frank) to package TL2008
for Debian and for Ubuntu to fetch it from Debian.

Or you install TL2008 as normal user or root on your Ubuntu box and use
it directly, and not via the Debian/Ubuntu packages.

Best wishes


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