[tex-live] [a little ot] Using 'TUG' TL on ubuntu

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Wed Jul 6 21:53:46 CEST 2011

On 2011-07-06 at 16:35:54 +0200, Lars Madsen wrote:

 > Hi TL'ers
 > Since the Ubuntu TL is so far behind the official TUG, I usually advise 
 > Ubuntu users to install the TUG (or what its real name is) version, and 
 > also add the equivs systems as mentioned on the TUG home page.
 > This usually works fine.
 > The other day I just noticed a thing.
 > I was writing a bit for my LaTeX book about spell checking in
 > TeXmaker, and just installed it in ubuntu. Along with it came also
 > tex-common and a few more. Ok, should not be a problem, I have my
 > TUG TL first in the path.
 > But it actually did mess something up. My xdvi could no longer
 > display any DVI files, due to a font issue (I of course cannot
 > remember the error message).
 > Does anyone know what the issue can be here? Because then I will
 > mention it in my notes on how one install TUG TL in ubuntu.
 > Everything went back to normal when I uninstalled texmaker and did
 > a autoremove to remove ubuntu stuff that were no longer needed.
 > (I guess installing texmaker using
 >      sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends texmaker
 > might have helped)

Interesting phenomenon.  In such cases it's often very helpful to run
strace -eopen xdvi ... and examine the output written to standard error.


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