[tex-live] help with managing text live installation

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Sat Dec 17 15:49:15 CET 2011

2011/12/16 Jim Anderson <ezjab at ieee.org>:
> 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?
tlmgr show --only-installed

In addition:
tlmgr show --only-installed pkgname

outputs information about the package and if it is installed, you
should see "Installed: Yes" in the output.

> I read over the tlmgr documentation but I did not find what I was looking
> for.
> --
> Jim Anderson
> ezjab at ieee.org
> (908)329-0586

Zdeněk Wagner

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