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

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Tue Feb 10 11:55:32 CET 2009

On  10 Feb, 2009, at 03:48, Norbert Preining wrote:

> On Di, 10 Feb 2009, Zdenek Wagner wrote:
>> No, it's wrong. /usr/local/texlive/2008/bin/x86_64-linux must be at
>> the beginning of PATH. Linux often installs parts of teTeX (or  
>> TL2007)
> Agreed, but with one comment: One has to remove the install-info  
> binary
> from the TeX Live installation or all package operation of the
> Debian/Ubuntu package manager will break, because there is a different
> install-info.

Thank you both! As I said, I still have a lot to learn about Ubuntu  
(Linux).[1] On the other hand, I think I have been very careful about  
installing with Synaptic any program that depends on TeXLive (2007);  
and by careful I mean I don't ---that's why I built TeXmaker myself.[2]

[1] I bought ``The Official Ubuntu Book'', 3rd. ed., but its target  
seems to be Windows GUI users wanting to use a nicer and better GUI.  
There are not even index entries for bash, .bashxx, .profile, PATH,  
etc., and /etc deserves them merely a couple of lines! My not-so- 
advanced knowledge of Mac OS has been a lot more useful with Ubuntu  
than that book.

[2] Despite my ignorance, TeX Live in Ubuntu is working really, really  
well (and I mean *really* ---more than twice faster than my desktop  
PPC!). I have all my personal fonts (Lucida, MinionPro, etc.) working  
exactly as in my Mac desktop and laptop. The amazing diffps


shows there is not the slightest difference between the same book  
typeset with both Macs and Ubuntu. Now ---if I only could manage to  
build TeXworks in Ubuntu, all my TeX work would be done in it!



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