[tex-live] Messed up TL installation

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Fri Oct 28 01:15:17 CEST 2011


On Do, 27 Okt 2011, Haines Brown wrote:
> > That should install TL2009 again (BUT DON'T MIND THAT!!) and you should
> > get a fixed installation.
> I followed these directions without any problem.


> > Now we get TL2011 integrated. I assume from what you have written 
> > that you installed it as root (btw, if you are the only user on the
> > computer, it is MUCH more reliable to install it as you yourself,
> > so you can easily use tlmgr.You can also achieve that now by just
> > 	chown -R youruid.yourgid /usr/local/texlive
> > as root)
> That is correct, I had installed it as root, and now proceed to 
> install the TL2011 as user as you suggest. I'm informed the default 
> destination folder (value of TEXDIR) is /usr/local/texlive/2011, but 
> that location not writable by user. So I change TEXDIR to 
> ~/texlive/2011 and the installation is now proceeding. 

As said, there would have been no need to have re-installed everything,
the above chown would have made it available to you.

Probably you now have two copies, one under /usr/local/texlive/2011,
and one under ~/texlive/2011.

If you only use the one in ~/texlive/2011, you can delete the one in 

Best wishes

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