[tex-live] Fwd: tlmgr on Ubuntu linux?

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Mon Feb 9 12:24:12 CET 2009

Axel E. Retif a écrit :
>> If you choose to do updates from your root account, be careful to set
>> the PATH for this account too.
> I still don't understand Ubuntu very well, but the thing is I managed to
> set the PATH properly (I didn't install symlinks because I'm waiting for
> Debian TeX Live 2008, so I didn't want to install anything outside the
> texlive directory); that is, without symlinks ``which latex'' and
> ``which kpsewhich'' find them in a regular terminal, but for updating
> ``sudo tlmgr update --all'' doesn't work (unlike Mac OS): I get the same
> ``kpsewhich: not found'' Nicolas got.
> Therefore, I have to use Root Terminal (found in System Tools).
One solution is to set the PATH system-wide. On a Debien-like system,
this should be done in /etc/profile and/or /etc/login.defs (Debian gurus
(aka Norbert), please confirm or infirm).


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