[tex-live] help with managing text live installation

Jim Anderson ezjab at ieee.org
Fri Dec 16 20:01:40 CET 2011

Hi all,

I have been learning to use Latex for a few months now. I originally 
installed texlive using (K)unbuntu (debian) package managers. This 
worked well for staters, but now I'm looking to upgrade my installation 
and I find that using the debian version of texlive is restrictive.

I looked at texline and found that I can install texlive using software 
from tug. I just recently did the install. Everything ran successfully,
and I confirmed that some of my existing tex code works.

I tried running 'tlmgr' to install a package. It seemed to run 
successfully also, but I no way from running the command to verify that 
the package is indeed installed. I plan to write some tests for the 
package which will confirm that install was successful.

This is all the lead in to my question. Is the a way, with 'tlmgr' to 
list the packages and tools that are installed?

I read over the tlmgr documentation but I did not find what I was 
looking for.

Jim Anderson
ezjab at ieee.org

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