[texhax] Installing texlive.

David Crosswell davidcrosswell at internode.on.net
Thu Apr 11 09:22:29 CEST 2013

On 11/04/13 15:56, Rolf Turner wrote:
> I'm running under Fedora 17.  I have recently had problems with
> running latex on a file that previously (under Ubuntu) I had no
> difficulty with.  (A while back I had to switch from Ubuntu to Fedora
> for reasons that I won't go into here.)
> I thought that perhaps I might be able to get rid of the flakiness
> by re-installing texlive.
> I downloaded the install-tl-unx.tar.gz tarball from
>     http://www.tug.org/texlive/acquire.html
> unpacked, changed directories appropriately and executed
>     ./install.tl
> as per instructions.  I got an error message:
>> Can't locate Digest/MD5.pm in @INC (@INC contains: ./tlpkg
>> /usr/local/lib64/perl5 /usr/local/share/perl5
>> /usr/lib64/perl5/vendor_perl /usr/share/perl5/vendor_perl
>> /usr/lib64/perl5 /usr/share/perl5 .) at tlpkg/TeXLive/TLUtils.pm line
>> 199.
>> BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at tlpkg/TeXLive/TLUtils.pm line 199.
>> Compilation failed in require at ./install-tl line 53.
>> BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at ./install-tl line 53.
> I looked at line 53 and it is opaque to me.
> I presume that I need to update *something* w.r.t. perl, but it is not
> at all
> clear to me what I need to do.  Doing yum search perl gave a plethora of
> hits; yum search perl5 basically turned up perl-pgsql_perl5.x86_64. What
> has pgsql got to do with the price of eggs in China?

You are missing perl dependencies that texlive requires.
I run Debian and recall about four perl dependencies being pulled in to
enable installatrion, but forget what they are now.

I should suggest that the best source of information for resolution
would be on the Fedora/Redhat lists/forums, as the Fedora uptake, in
association with texlive here, could well be somewhat limited and the
knowledge base not there to draw on. This is a Fedora dependency issue
and not a texlive one.
Kind regards,


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