[tex-live] tlmgr on Ubuntu linux?

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Mon Feb 9 01:26:16 CET 2009

On  8 Feb, 2009, at 16:36, Nicolas Vaughan wrote:

> Dear Norbert,
> Thanks a lot. I'll install Tex Live 2008 then.

That's what I did (install TeX Live on Ubuntu), and I'm very happy  
with it. The only glitch you have to be aware of, is that if you want  
to use Synaptic to install an application that depends on TeX Live  
(say, the front-end TeXmaker), you're told you have first to install  
TeX Live... 2007; that is, it doesn't recognize your 2008  
distribution, or at least I didn't know how to tell Synaptic I already  
had TeX Live. So I installed TeXmaker myself.



> On Sun, Feb 8, 2009 at 3:16 PM, Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at>  
> wrote:
> 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
> Norbert
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