[tex-live] Ubuntu update to 11.10 while texlive 2011 is installed independently

Bernhard Kleine bernhard.kleine at gmx.net
Mon Oct 31 14:35:36 CET 2011


for the records.

I updated my Ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10 today. Everything went smooth, only
three packages did not install well: These were tex-common, kile and
texlive-latex-base. The error was due to installed symlinks for the
parallel texlive 2011 installation. After rebooting I removed with tlmgr
the symlinks and reinstalled kile again. With the symlinks for texlive
2011 removed, kile and the few tex-packages were configured correctly.
Another tlmgr session afterwards set the symlinks again, thus ensuring
that the compilation by kile uses tl2011.

kile depends on texlive-latex-base and this requires tex-common,
texlive-base, texlive-common and texlive-binaries. With these five
packages installed you will have fulfilled dependencies at least for
kile. For emacs and auctex there will only be a few additional packages

Two points are therefore to be reminded: 

First: It is better to remove the tl2011 symlinks before updating the
distribution. Saves time. 

Second: I would not advise to install the full texlive (2009) from a
distribution, only those parts which are required by other packages.
Saves much space. 

Greetings from the Black Forest.

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