[tex-live] tlmgr on Ubuntu linux?

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Mon Feb 9 03:08:56 CET 2009

On  8 Feb, 2009, at 19:13, Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard wrote:

> Axel E. Retif a écrit :
>> 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.
> The best way is to create a virtual package. It is rather easy using  
> the
> 'equivs' Debian package (should exist in Ubuntu, too). Here is a
> tutorial (in French, sorry):
> http://weblog.elzevir.fr/2008/11/tex-live-2008-a-la-vanille-sur-debian-like/
> I can do a short English version if you think it can help.

I think I got it. Also, maybe the effort of translation would be worth  

a) Debian TeX Live 2008 isn't coming soon; and

b) the article is posted in TUG, where many people can make use of it.



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