[tex-live] Moving tl install directory

George N. White III gnwiii at gmail.com
Thu May 19 14:30:21 CEST 2011

2011/5/19 Joel C. Salomon <joelcsalomon at gmail.com>:

> How much effort would it be for me to move my TeX Live (2010 on 64-bit
> Linux, if that matters) installation from /usr/local/texlive/... to
> (say) /opt/texlive/...?
> I was considering the following steps:
> * Remove the current symlinks;
> * Move the directory;
> * Run tlmgr and recreate filename & font databases; and

The databases don't record the absolute location, everything should
be relative to SELFAUTOPARENT, so this step is not necessary

> * Recreate symlinks.

Or just modify the PATH variable.

> Is it actually that simple, or am I missing something that will give me
> trouble?

Even simpler:

cd /usr/local
sudo mv texlive /opt
sudo ln -s /opt/texlive .

George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia

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