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

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Wed Feb 11 07:58:20 CET 2009

On  10 Feb, 2009, at 05:12, Zdenek Wagner wrote:

> 2009/2/10 Axel E. Retif <axel.retif at mac.com>:
>> [...] 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.
> I tried not to install teTeX in CentOS but it _was_ installed. There
> are too many packages and too many dependencies. It is hard to know
> everything, it is better to cope with potential problems by good order
> of directories in PATH.

I checked with Synaptic all tetex and texlive related packages, and  
according to it I have none of those.

(By the way, Fink ---a Debian-like Linux packages distribution for  
Mac--- uses placeholders, for example system-tetex ``Placeholder  
package for manually installed teTeX'', to satisfy dependencies of its  

Anyway, I cleaned all repetitive paths to texlive I had, and for the  
moment I've put the path just in /etc/environment. Now Root Terminal  
doesn't know anything about texlive, but I can ``sudo su'' and then  
``tlmgr update --all'' or ``updmap-sys...'' from a regular terminal,  
and it works fine.

On  10 Feb, 2009, at 17:38, Karl Berry wrote:

>    build TeXworks in Ubuntu, all my TeX work would be done in it!
> http://code.google.com/p/texworks/wiki/Building says that Martin  
> Sievers
> produced a Ubuntu package for TW.

Yes, I've seen that, but I want to build it myself (I did it with  
TeXmaker, and for the time being I don't want to add repositories to  
Ubuntu's official ones).

> There are also instructions for building it.

Following the instructions I end up with

> src/TWApp.cpp:88: error: ‘setDefaultFormat’ is not a member of  
> ‘QSettings’

I expect to be able to solve that soon; otherwise, I might reconsider  
my policy on repositories.

Thank you.


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