[tex-live] TeXLive 2016 on Ubuntu

Lars Madsen daleif at math.au.dk
Thu Aug 25 08:31:07 CEST 2016

The debian page describes how to build the equivs package

just for checking, did you remember to install that texlive local package that you had just build? It is that packages that tells apt-get that certain packages (or equivalents) there of  have already been installed

You can check via

dpkg --get-selections | grep texlive

The only result I get (on Ubuntu 14.04) is


/Lars Madsen
Institut for Matematik / Department of Mathematics
Aarhus Universitet / Aarhus University
Mere info: http://au.dk/daleif@math / More information: http://au.dk/en/daleif@math

From: tex-live <tex-live-bounces at tug.org> on behalf of Br. Samuel Springuel <rpspringuel at gmail.com>
Sent: 25 August 2016 04:13
To: tex-live at tug.org
Subject: [tex-live] TeXLive 2016 on Ubuntu

I just installed TL2016 on a Ubuntu 14.04 VM and followed the directions
on the website (https://www.tug.org/texlive/debian.html) for making
apt-get aware of the installation.  However, when I then proceeded to
use apt-get to install TeXworks, the texlive-binaries package got
installed as well.  Looking at the list, this should be one of the
packages which the TL2016 installation provides.  Can anyone tell me why
this might be happening and what (if anything) I can do about it?
Br. Samuel, OSB
St. Anselm’s Abbey
Washington, DC
(R. Padraic Springuel)


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