[tex-live] tlmgr on Ubuntu linux?

Nicolas Vaughan nivaca at gmail.com
Mon Feb 9 03:57:05 CET 2009

On curious, and nice, thing about installing TeX Live 2008 in Ubuntu
is the short time it takes to do it. It took almost 5 minutes, whereas
in Windows Vista (in the very same machine, and using the same ISO
image) it takes between 20 and 30 minutes. (BTW, this time-ratio can
also been noticed when compiling XeTeX documents.)

However, the update seem to be taking a lot of time!

On Sun, Feb 8, 2009 at 9:17 PM, Nicolas Vaughan <nivaca at gmail.com> wrote:
> Using chowner, I finally got the installation going on.
> Thanks to everyone!
> Cheers!
> Nicolas Vaughan
> On Sun, Feb 8, 2009 at 8:57 PM, Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard <mpg at elzevir.fr>
> wrote:
>> Nicolas Vaughan a écrit :
>> > However, I had to add manually the bin path to my .bashrc, in order to
>> > access the files. Is this usual?
>> >
>> Yes. If you don't want to have do to this, you can choose the 'install
>> symlinks in standards directory' option of the installer. (I wonder if:
>> - this should be the default option, because most 'normal' user have
>> problems setting their PATH (problems with sudo, the root account, X
>> applications, etc.)
>> - there ise a way to install/remove the links after installation.)
>> Manuel.

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