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

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Tue Feb 10 01:05:46 CET 2009

On  9 Feb, 2009, at 05:24, Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard wrote:

> 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).

Thank you very much. I'll try that later and let you know. On the  
other hand, it's not a big problem ---I can work fine with TeX as an  
administrator (I haven't tried as a non-admin user), and just have to  
use Root Terminal for upgrading or enabling fonts.



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