[texhax] easy update of teTeX on Linux?
Christopher W. Ryan
cryan at binghamton.edu
Sun Oct 5 20:43:48 CEST 2003
I probably wasn't clear in my question. I'm wondering not about getting
a new complete teTeX installation, but about adding functions that are
not part of teTeX. That's what I meant by adding packages.
For example, "prosper" is a package that makes slides for projection. I
dont' seem to have prosper on my machine currently. Is it an integral
part of teTeX that would arrive if I upgraded my current teTeX? If not
, is there an easy way to get it and have it installed properly (on
MikTeX on Windows it is extremely easy.)
As another example, there are a whole host of .sty files out there. If
I needed one that is not currently installed, is there a way to locate
it easily and install it? Or would I have to download a .tar.gz file,
unzip/untar it, and then put all the pieces into the proper places manually?
Jeroen Wijnhout wrote:
> On Sunday 05 October 2003 19:14, Christopher W. Ryan wrote:
>>I have used MikTeX on Win98 a bit, although I am still a novice. I like
>>the MikTeX package manager utility: it makes it very easy for me to see,
>>in a GUI sort of way, what packages are installed and not installed, and it
>>makes it easy to install new ones.
>>I now have moved to a dual boot Win 98--Linux RH9 system, mainly to get my
>>feet wet with LInux and see if I can learn it, and if I like it.
>>Does teTeX have a similarly easy way to install new packages? Doesn't have
>>to be GUI for my tastes, but something that puts all the new little files
>>into all the right places automatically would be nice.
> For RedHat you can use RPMs (RedHat Package Manager). Get the latest teTeX RPM
> from the net and install it as follows:
> 1. login as root
> 2. type at the command line
> rpm -U name_of_rpm_file.rpm
> Most distributions have some GUI to auto-install the RPMs. SuSE comes with
> YaST2 and YOU, with YaST2 you only have to click on the RPM in the file
> browser to install it. I have no experience with RedHat, perhaps there is
> something like it too.
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