[tex-live] [a little ot] Using 'TUG' TL on ubuntu
daleif at imf.au.dk
Wed Jul 6 22:09:33 CEST 2011
On 07/06/2011 09:53 PM, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
> 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.
sorry about the noise. I do not seem to be able to replicate the problem
(just tried installing texmaker again), this time xdvi worked fine (just
went through a massive Ubuntu 11.04 as well so that might explain the
I'll write again if/when I'm able to replicate the problem.
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