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

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Mon Oct 31 14:58:16 CET 2011

Bernhard Kleine wrote, On 2011-10-31 14:35:
> Hallo,
> 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
> necessary.
> 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.
> Bernhard

build/use the equivs package to tell Ubuntu that these dependencies have 
been meet. Then you do not need to install anything TeX related from 
Ubuntu, and Kile and Emacs will install just fine.



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