[tex-live] Messed up TL installation

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Wed Oct 19 18:03:26 CEST 2011

On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 04:27:20PM +0200, Zdenek Wagner wrote:
> 2011/10/19 Haines Brown <haines at histomat.net>:
> > I am running Debian Squeeze and installed its version of TeXLive 2009.
> > However, I needed to upgrade TL to 2011 from CTAN. I read on line the
> > advice to delete an old version of TL before installing a newer
> > version. What I did was to delete the texmf directories, and that got
> > me into trouble that I've been trying to rectify.
> >
> I think Debian has its own dummy package that does not install
> anything but keeps the dependencies. The problem is that various

Not quite, but Debian/Ubuntu have a system of creating dummy
packages yourself; see

Siep Kroonenberg

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