[tex-live] Bug with info generated by TeXlive 2008 installer

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Thu Feb 19 17:24:19 CET 2009

On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 11:13 AM, Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at> wrote:
> On Do, 19 Feb 2009, Hendrik Maryns wrote:
>> I found a bug with TeXlive 2008, which I first reported here:
>> https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=468019, since initially I
> Sorry, that is not our problem.
> You have choosen to create symlinks from the texlive installation to
> /usr/local.
> If a program does not work for you then we are sorry, but we cannot
> guarantee that everything works on all linux incantations.
> If you want to fix that, just simply do NOT add all the links to
> /usr/local/ (you can remove them with tlmgr symlinks remove) and simply
> add the real path to the texlive binaries AT THE END of your PATH
> setting.

If there is another TeX distribution installed (or remnants of one)
one should put   TeXLive 2008 binaries directory in the path before
this: f.e. one of version RH comes with teTeX 3 put in /usr/bin/ and
to use TL2008 one should load


first (so in the beginning of the path)


> That is definitely not a bug here, but with system integration. If you
> want to have well integrated TL into your distribution wait until SUSE
> packages TeX Live 2008.
> Best wishes
> Norbert
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