[tex-live] tlmgr on Ubuntu linux?

George N. White III gnwiii at gmail.com
Mon Feb 9 02:12:24 CET 2009

On Sun, Feb 8, 2009 at 8:59 PM, Nicolas Vaughan <nivaca at gmail.com> wrote:

> Well, I finally installed TeX Live manually on Ubuntu 8.10; I used the ISO
> image.
> However, I had to add manually the bin path to my .bashrc, in order to
> access the files. Is this usual?

Yes.  TL is self-contained.  It touches only a few locations, and does
not change
existing configs, so you if you decided to remove, you only have to undo changes
you have made.   In addition to the main tree, "tmp" directories are used, and
generated formats may go in ~/.texlive2008 if you don't use the -sys versions
of the utilities.

> I haven't been able to update neither tlmgr nor TeX Live.
> Any tips?

What did you try?  Do you have reliable network access to one of the CTAN
sites?  I don't, and find it much better to make a local mirror of the
TL directory
and then install from that.  You may have to chose a mirror site yourself rather
than rely on the mirror site to pick something for you.

George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia

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