[tex-live] Debian TeXLive messing up TL 2016

Pander pander at users.sourceforge.net
Mon Jan 23 14:19:54 CET 2017

On 2017-01-22 20:05, Paulo Ney DE SOUZA wrote:
> What is the best strategy to follow when Debian/Ubuntu TL installation
> messes up ones standard TL installation. Here is an example:

> What is the best strategy here - to start with a fresh install ? 

I have a script you might want to use, send me a person message if you
are interested. The approach is to install as less as possible
TeX-related pckages from Debian/Ubuntu and have the latest TL in /usr/local.

The most problems I encounter are packages with font dependencies which
clash with (usually more recent) fonts shipped by TL. As a result from
that I try to get packages to drop hard dependencies on font packages,
something which slowly gets better. If someone is interested in current
font package issues, send me a personal message too.

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