[tex-live] newbie question on TexLive install for Ubuntu 8.10

David B. Teplow dteplow at ucla.edu
Mon Jan 12 20:14:56 CET 2009

First, please excuse me sending this to this email site if it is not the
correct one.

Second, I am a long-time LaTeX user, but only on Mac OS X. I now am
loading TeXLive2008 onto Ubuntu 8.10 Linux running on a Samsung NC10

I have tried to find answers elsewhere.

Problem: After executing ./install-tl, the installation seems to work
fine, to a point. Files load fine until the installer tries to load
coordsys, at which point the installer then delivers a "can't open"
message and exits (see below). The file IS in the disto, as I can find
it easily and in the right place.

> Installing: coordsys
> Can't open '/home/teplow/Desktop/texlive/texmf-dist/doc/latex/coordsys/putfile.': No such file or directory
> teplow at teplowNC10:~/Desktop/texlive$ 

Might you respond or provide a site to where I can send this message?

Thank you,

Dave Teplow

Professor of Neurology
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
635 Charles E. Young Drive South
Room 445
Los Angeles, CA 90095

310-206-2030 (voice)
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dteplow at ucla.edu

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