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Installing TeXLive 2010 – 12 using ISO in Ubuntu 10.04 – 12.10


The following tutorial will help you install TeXLive 2010 on Ubuntu. Procedure is simple, but for some time I didn’t realize what went wrong even after a successful installation. I checked the installed texlive packages in the Synaptic Package Manager and found that the older version packages still existed which I felt conflicted the current installations. I tried completely removing the old packages and BINGO! a fresh install of TeXLive 2010 worked seamlessly!

Here is what I did. Check for any previous TeXLive packages installed in the Synaptic Package Manager. In case you are using a newer version of Ubuntu (maybe 10.04+), then you may not find the Synaptic Package Manager installed on your system. So step 1 is to install the Synaptic Package Manager. Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open the terminal and use the following command to install the Synaptic Package Manager.

sudo apt-get install synaptic

Once the Synaptic Package Manager is installed, check for previously installed TeXLive packages. If you find find, then mark them for complete removal and uninstall them by clicking the Apply button.

Synaptic Package Manager

Synaptic Package Manager

The remainder of this article is afresh installation of TeXLive 2010.

  • Download the TeXLive 2010 iso image here.
  • Once downloaded, mount the iso in some folder, say /media/iso
sudo mkdir /media/iso
sudo mount -o loop /home/milind/Downloads/TeXLive2010.iso /media/iso
  • Now start installation.
cd /media/iso
sudo ./install-tl
  • Once the installation is complete set the MANPATH, INFOPATH and most importantly the PATH variables along with the MANPATH mapping.
sudo gedit /etc/bash.bashrc
  • Add the following lines to the end of the file as shown in the following figure.
MANPATH=$MANPATH:/usr/local/texlive/2010/texmf/doc/man
export MANPATH
INFOPATH=$INFOPATH:/usr/local/texlive/2010/texmf/doc/info
export INFOPATH
PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/texlive/2010/bin/i386-linux
export PATH
sudo gedit /etc/bash.bashrc

sudo gedit /etc/bash.bashrc

  • Finally the MANPATH mapping
sudo gedit /etc/manpath.config
  • Find the section having # set up PATH to MANPATH mapping. At the end of this section add the following line.
MANPATH_MAP    /usr/local/texlive/2010/bin/i386-linux    /usr/local/texlive/2010/texmf/doc/man 
Manpath Mapping

sudo gedit /etc/manpath.config

Now that the MANPATH mapping is done we can close the gedit window. As a good practice the mounted ISO is unmounted as follows.

cd ~
sudo umount /media/iso

Now restart your system and this sets up TeXLive 2010 in your Ubuntu system. Lets test if it works.

Here’s a sample.tex file.

%sample.tex
\documentclass[]{report}

\title{Title of my document}
\author{Name of the author}
\date{\today}

\begin{document}

\maketitle
\tableofcontents

\chapter{First chapter}
My document starts here.

\section{First Section}
Some text here, also a few articles \cite{latexbook} \cite{btxdoc} that I want to cite.

\subsection{Subsection1}
More text.

\subsubsection{Subsubsection1}
More and more text.

\bibliographystyle{IEEEtran}
\bibliography{sampleref}
\nocite{*}

\end{document}

A sampleref.bib file having a few references in the bibtex format

%sampleref.bib
@MISC{primes,
   author = "Charles Louis Xavier Joseph de la Vall{\'e}e Poussin",
   note = "A strong form of the prime number theorem, 19th century",
   year = 1879
   }

@BOOK{texbook,
   author = "Donald E. Knuth",
   title= "The {{\TeX}book}",
   publisher = "Addison-Wesley",
   year = 1984
   }

@BOOK{latexbook,
   author = "Leslie Lamport",
   title = "{\LaTeX \rm:} {A} Document Preparation System",
   publisher = "Addison-Wesley",
   year = 1986
   }

@UNPUBLISHED{btxdoc,
   author = "Oren Patashnik",
   title = "{Using BibTeX}",
   note = "Documentation for general BibTeX users",
   month = jan,
   year = 1988
   }

@BOOK{strunk,
   author = "Strunk, Jr., William and E. B. White",
   title = "The Elements of Style",
   publisher = "Macmillan",
   edition = "Third",
   year = 1979
   }

@UNPUBLISHED{btxhak,
   author = "Patashnik Oren",
   title = "Designing BibTeX Styles",
   note = "The part of BibTeX's documentation
                            that's not meant for general users",
   month = jan,
   year = 1988
   }

@book{vanleunen,
   title = "A Handbook for Scholars",
   author = "Mary-Claire van Leunen",
   publisher = "Knopf",
   year = "1979"
   }

@ARTICLE{Zurek:1993,
   AUTHOR  = {Zurek, R. W. and Martin, L. J.},
   TITLE   = {Interannual Variability of planet-encircling dust activity on {M}ars},  
   YEAR    = {1993},
   JOURNAL = {jgr},
   VOLUME  = {98},
   NUMBER  = {E2},
   PAGES   = {3247--3259}
}

@Article{Narendra_1990,
  author =       {K.S.Narendra and K.Parthsarathy},
  title =        {Identification and Control of Dynamical System
                  using Neural Networks},
  journal =      "IEENN",
  year =         {1990},
  volume =    {1},
  number =    {1},
  month =     {},
  pages =     {4-27},
  note =      {},
  annote =    {}
}

I am having these two files in /home/milind/Desktop/Sample \TeX/ folder. Here’s what we do in the terminal.

cd /home/milind/Desktop/Sample\ TeX/
latex sample.tex
latex sample.tex
bibtex sample.aux
bibtex sample.aux
latex sample.tex
latex sample.tex
latex sample.tex
latex sample.tex
dvips sample.dvi -o sample.ps
ps2pdf sample.ps

And here is what we get!!!

sample.pdf

That’s all folks :-)

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95 responses to “Installing TeXLive 2010 – 12 using ISO in Ubuntu 10.04 – 12.10

  1. Mahendra May 4, 2011 at 10:48 am

    hey buddy, gr8! work, hope u keep up the good work and spread the knowledge.
    thumbs up!!!

  2. Aniket May 4, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Hey Milind! Nice to see you blogging! Keep posting such articles. You may never know who lands up reading them!

  3. Steve June 1, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Man! Awesome! It works perfect on Ubuntu 10.10.
    Can u guide me how to configure TeXLive with Gedit as front end.
    Cheers,
    Steve.

    • Milind Padalkar June 2, 2011 at 10:21 am

      Thanks for your appreciation Steve. I’ll get back with a post on TeXLive with Gedit in a day or two. Till now I had been using Texmaker as front-end. The gedit-latex-plugin seems to be very lightweight and of great functionality. Thanks for asking on this…:-)

      • Milind Padalkar June 3, 2011 at 2:11 pm

        Hi Steve, here’s the post for using Gedit as front end for TeXLive. http://milindpadalkar.wordpress.com/2011/06/03/gedit-latex-plugin-for-texlive2010/
        It is not as perfect as I visualised, yet it should work without any problems.

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  7. Sebastian September 28, 2011 at 9:30 am

    Hi Milind, I followed your instruction and everything worked well except updating.
    1. the command
    tlmgr option repository http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlnet
    gives:”You don’t have permission to change the installation in any way, specifically, the directory /usr/local/texlive/2011/tlpkg/ is not writable. Please run this program as administrator, or contact your local admin.”
    2. if I put sudo before the command, then get “sudo: tlmgr: command not found”.
    Do you know how can we update after installing as your instruction? Thanks in advance.
    Seb.

    • Milind Padalkar September 28, 2011 at 11:41 am

      Hi Sabastian,
      Thanks for your query. It made me actually try updating TeXLive, which I had never bothered to do. Yes, the update doesn’t work this way.
      You need to set the path for the root account. Login as root. If you are an Ubuntu user, you may need to set the password. In the terminal type the following and set the root password when prompted.

      sudo passwd

      Login to the root account

      su

      Set the path

      sudo gedit ~/.bashrc

      Append the paths to the end of this file, save and close. Use the appropriate paths. Mine is tl2010, in your case the paths should be something like the following

      MANPATH=$MANPATH:/usr/local/texlive/2011/texmf/doc/man
      export MANPATH
      INFOPATH=$INFOPATH:/usr/local/texlive/2011/texmf/doc/info
      export INFOPATH
      PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/texlive/2011/bin/i386-linux
      export PATH

      Now re-login the root account and then try repository change and update commands. It did work for me. No need to use sudo for these commands when logged in as root. :-)

      Regards,
      Milind

      • Sebastian September 29, 2011 at 8:26 am

        Hi Milind,
        Awesome! Thanks a lot for ur help. Updating function now works well.

        During testing, I have 2 problems. From ur post, I guess you’re using gedit with evince for latex, thus, I’m sorry if bothering you with my questions.

        1. With a simple test using template article from Kile
        “\usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc}”
        I get the following error message
        “/usr/share/texmf-texlive/tex/latex/base/inputenc.sty:131:File `utf8x.def’ not found.”
        If I just use “utf8″ instead of “utf8x”, it works! I checked the existence of utf8x.def by “apt-file search” and it had been installed.
        “texlive-latex-extra: /usr/share/texmf-texlive/tex/latex/ucs/utf8x.def
        texlive-luatex: /usr/share/texmf-texlive/tex/lualatex/luainputenc/lutf8x.def”

        2. How to put a mark to forward search in okular? In detail, by “forward dvi” (with Kile), I’d like to have some mark (for instance, “grey circle” as in dvi viewer with technicenter) to mention exactly the corresponding line in dvi file with respect to tex source.
        This question arises from the situation that I need to compile 2 “quite similar” tex files. So, I obviously need okular open 2 dvi files. But, if I forget closing windows, after several compiling times, the number of okular windows are too many to control! In Ubuntu 11.04, I don’t know how to close all of them at the same time because there’s no bottom panel where all applications are placed as previous versions!

        Thanks a lot for your help.
        Seb

    • Siggi February 6, 2014 at 7:00 pm

      Hi, for me
      “sudo /usr/local/texlive/2013/bin/i386-linux/tlmgr option repository …”
      worked out.
      Good luck, Siggi.

      • Milind Padalkar February 7, 2014 at 11:20 am

        Thanks Siggi,

        Yes, it does work for updating the repositories. The same is reported in an article by Starlinq.

        Regards,
        Milind

  8. Milind Padalkar September 29, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Hi Sebastian,

    Got your name right this time :-). I will need some time to get around these problems as I have never used Kile or Okular till date.
    Just like you, even I was not happy with Ubuntu 11.04′s Netbook-like looks and wanted it to look like the previous versions with top and bottom panels. Luckily, this can be achieved pretty easily just by changing the environment while you login. Select the user you want to login as, and then at the bottom, select “Ubuntu Classic” instead of “Ubuntu” before you type-in your password.
    I hope that helps :-)

    Regards,
    Milind

    • Sebastian September 29, 2011 at 6:21 pm

      Hi Milind,
      Many thanks for your attention.
      In fact, I think in next generations of Ubuntu, Unity will be developed more than classic theme. Thus, I’d like to make acquainted with this new environment even it’s quite nasty! Learning how to go through an obstacle is better than dodging. Moreover, I’m new in Ubuntu, so it’s worth to try. If I know any solution, I’ll response asap.
      Nice to meet you.
      Seb

      • Milind Padalkar September 29, 2011 at 6:33 pm

        Hi Sebastian,

        I totally agree with your views. Thanks in advance for extending your help to enable me “go through the obstacle” and especially more for motivating me to explore tools that I wouldn’t had otherwise explored. Nice to meet you too :-)

        Regards,
        Milind

  9. Mario October 2, 2011 at 10:56 am

    Hi. I’ve alreay installed texlive 2011 by following your steps. Thank you. But I have a problem. When I compile pdflatex myfile.tex it does it using the old texlive path, and of course, old version packages. How can I tell latex to use texlive 2011 paht instead of the old one?

    • Milind Padalkar October 2, 2011 at 11:13 am

      Hi Mario,

      Re-check if you have properly followed the procedure for “complete removal” of previous TeXLive packages. I have mentioned it at the start of this post (removal using Synaptic Package Manager). Once that is done, reboot and set the appropriate paths in ~/.bashrc.

      If you have already done these steps then please tell me which version of TeXLive were you using previously and how was it installed (using the DVD or Software Center)?

      Regards,
      Milind

      • Mario October 4, 2011 at 6:32 am

        Thank you for your help. Now it works! I’ve just had to follow all the steps, specialy the first one: remove old texlive first ;)

  10. Milind Padalkar October 4, 2011 at 9:01 am

    You are welcome Mario :-)

  11. mohamed December 3, 2011 at 4:03 am

    Hi Milind
    I’m mohamed from tunisia
    I need to help me to use pdftricks to draw graphics (ubuntu,texlive2010,gedit)
    this is the structure of my document

    in preambule :
    \usepackage{pdftricks}
    \begin{psinputs}
    packages of pstricks
    \end{psinputs}

    after the \begin{document}
    \begin{pdfpic}
    \begin{pspicture}
    ……………….
    \end{pspicture}
    \end{pdfpic}

    I compile using pdflatex in two way
    the first one pdflatex myfile.tex and the second one pdflatex -shell-escape myfile.tex
    there is no problem in compiling but there is no graph
    thanks

    • Milind Padalkar December 3, 2011 at 6:29 pm

      Hi Mohamed,
      Thanks for writing. I am sorry to say that I haven’t used pdftricks. However, for drawing / graphics I have used the picture environment in \mbox{\LaTeX} and more comfortably LibreOffice Draw (and then the converted eps images). It will be of great help if any of the readers share their knowledge on the above problem.

  12. Alejandro January 11, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Hi, I was wondering how to modify the environment variables after the installation. Thank you!

  13. gokhan January 23, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Hi Milind,
    I am a nebuntu Ubuntu user, so I am not familiar with Ubuntu jargon:(
    When completing instalation, I could not move to the next step “Once the installation is complete set the MANPATH, INFOPATH and most importantly the PATH variables along with the MANPATH mapping.”
    terminal gives error below
    (gedit:2421): Gtk-WARNING **: Attempting to store changes into `/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel’, but failed: Failed to create file ‘/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel.9P0H8V’: No such file or directory

    (gedit:2421): Gtk-WARNING **: Attempting to set the permissions of `/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel’, but failed: No such file or directory

    Do you have any suggestion?
    Thanks

    • Milind Padalkar January 24, 2012 at 9:22 am

      Hi Gokhan,

      Thanks for writing. The errors you see are similar to those on http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-1864688.html. They suggest to first type the following in the terminal

      sudo mkdir -p /root/.local/share

      and then go ahead for setting the various paths.

      However, for me it seems to be a problem using Gedit. I therefore recommend you to use Nano editor instead of Gedit. You may replace the following

      sudo gedit /etc/bash.bashrc
      sudo gedit /etc/manpath.config

      with

      sudo nano /etc/bash.bashrc
      sudo nano /etc/manpath.config

      This link will help you use the Nano editor.


      Regards,
      Milind

  14. Steven February 1, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    require direct latest link 2 dowload texlive

  15. Jack April 13, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Hi, I followed your instructions and by testing your sample code everything works fine, just when I try to compile my own code I get some strange errors:
    latex thesis.tex
    This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.3-1.40.12 (TeX Live 2011)
    restricted \write18 enabled.
    entering extended mode
    (./thesis.tex
    LaTeX2e
    Babel and hyphenation patterns for english, dumylang, nohyphenation, ge
    rman-x-2011-07-01, ngerman-x-2011-07-01, afrikaans, ancientgreek, ibycus, arabi
    c, armenian, basque, bulgarian, catalan, pinyin, coptic, croatian, czech, danis
    h, dutch, ukenglish, usenglishmax, esperanto, estonian, ethiopic, farsi, finnis
    h, french, galician, german, ngerman, swissgerman, monogreek, greek, hungarian,
    icelandic, assamese, bengali, gujarati, hindi, kannada, malayalam, marathi, or
    iya, panjabi, tamil, telugu, indonesian, interlingua, irish, italian, kurmanji,
    lao, latin, latvian, lithuanian, mongolian, mongolianlmc, bokmal, nynorsk, pol
    ish, portuguese, romanian, russian, sanskrit, serbian, serbianc, slovak, sloven
    ian, spanish, swedish, turkish, turkmen, ukrainian, uppersorbian, welsh, loaded
    .

    ! LaTeX Error: File `thesis.cls’ not found.

    Type X to quit or to proceed,
    or enter new name. (Default extension: cls)

    Enter file name:
    (/usr/local/texlive/2011/texmf-dist/tex/latex/graphics/graphicx.sty
    (/usr/local/texlive/2011/texmf-dist/tex/latex/graphics/keyval.sty)
    (/usr/local/texlive/2011/texmf-dist/tex/latex/graphics/graphics.sty
    (/usr/local/texlive/2011/texmf-dist/tex/latex/graphics/trig.sty)
    (/usr/local/texlive/2011/texmf-dist/tex/latex/latexconfig/graphics.cfg)
    (/usr/local/texlive/2011/texmf-dist/tex/latex/graphics/dvips.def)))
    (./thesis.aux)

    ! LaTeX Error: The font size command \normalsize is not defined:
    there is probably something wrong with the class file.

    See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for explanation.
    Type H for immediate help.

    l.7 \begin{document}

    ?

    • Milind Padalkar April 13, 2012 at 8:54 pm

      Dear Jack,

      Thanks for writing. This appears to be a problem with ‘thesis.cls’ file. Recheck if this file is present in the source folder. Can you please upload here the contents of your ‘thesis.tex’ and ‘thesis.cls’ files or mail me the source folder contents on milind.padalkar@gmail.com?

      Regards,
      Milind

      • Jack April 13, 2012 at 10:09 pm

        Well the thesis.cls file does in fact not exist but for what should I need it?
        Here the content of the thesis.tex file:
        \documentclass[article]{thesis}
        \usepackage{graphicx}

        \begin{document}
        \title{Test}
        \author{Test}
        \date{\today}
        \maketitle

        \newpage

        \begin{abstract}

        \end{abstract}

        \newpage

        \tableofcontents

        \newpage

        \section{Introduction}

        \end{document}

      • Milind Padalkar April 14, 2012 at 12:55 pm

        Dear Jack,

        The first line in your thesis.tex file is \documentclass[article]{thesis}. This means you intend to use the commands and style defined in the “thesis.cls” file in the “article” mode. For this purpose, the file “thesis.cls” should be either in your TeXLive’s path or in the current folder where you have the thesis.tex file.

        I have checked my TeXLive 2011 installation and I did not find any “thesis.cls” file. Looks like “thesis.cls” file is supplied to you by your institution. You therefore need to have it in the current folder for your code to work correctly.

        You may instead use any one of the following to replace the first line of your “thesis.tex”. These classes are available in the TeXLive 2011 installation.
        1. \documentclass{article}
        2. \documentclass{afthesis}
        3. \documentclass{efsthesis}
        4. \documentclass{elteikthesis}
        5. \documentclass{fbithesis}
        6. \documentclass{gatech-ithesis}
        7. \documentclass{fbithesis}
        8. \documentclass{hepthesis}
        9. \documentclass{msu-thesis}
        10. \documentclass{muthesis}
        11. \documentclass{mythesis}
        12. \documentclass{my-thesis}
        13. \documentclass{ryethesis}
        14. \documentclass{seuthesis}
        15. \documentclass{thuthesis}
        16. \documentclass{uafthesis}
        17. \documentclass{ua-thesis}
        18. \documentclass{ucdavisthesis}
        19. \documentclass{ucthesis}
        20. \documentclass{uiucthesis}
        21. \documentclass{umich-thesis}
        22. \documentclass{umthesis}
        23. \documentclass{uothesis}
        24. \documentclass{UoWthesis}
        25. \documentclass{usthesis}
        26. \documentclass{ut-thesis}
        27. \documentclass{uwthesis}
        28. \documentclass{york-thesis}

        Regards,
        Milind

  16. Tim Luddo April 18, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Hi Milind,
    What GUI you prefer to use with Texlive ? GEdit or any other ? I have successfully installed Texlive2011 on ubuntu but i don’t see its GUI any where … can we use Kile with it ?

    Sorry for being so novice ..

    • Milind Padalkar April 18, 2012 at 9:44 pm

      Hi Tim!

      Thank you for your query. Yes, you are correct. TeXLive does not come with a GUI. I use TeXLive on Ubuntu and at times on Windows 7, Vista as well. On both these platforms, my personal choice of an IDE is TeXStudio. Its installation is very simple, gives autocomplete feature, spell check, etc.

      Many people do use Kile, TeXMaker, LyX (WYSIWYG), GEdit with \mbox{\LaTeX} plugin, etc. Personally, I haven’t explored Kile or LyX as I am happy with TeXStudio.

      Hey, theres’s nothing to be sorry for. I am not an expert :)

      Regards,
      Milind

  17. batis Dave April 18, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Hi, Can I ask u to make a new tutorial (or partially update this one) showing the hole method to install Latex on Ubuntu 11.10/12.04 with texLive 2011…
    Thanks in advance :)

    • Milind Padalkar April 18, 2012 at 10:13 pm

      Hi Batis,

      Thanks for your suggestion. This tutorial is valid for Ubuntu 11.10 as well. I have tested this method on Ubuntu 12.04 beta downloaded in mid March 2012, and I hope that it works for the final 12.04 LTS release. I will update the post title though. :)

      Regards,
      Milind

  18. Simon May 1, 2012 at 12:02 am

    Hi. Previously I installed texlive on my laptop running ubuntu 10.10 from Cononical. I just got a new desktop, installed ubuntu 11.10, and tried installing texlive from the TL respository. I have installed, apparently successfully, several times (I get the welcome to TexLive page), and followed changing the PATH and MANINFO etc. But I keep getting the following message when trying to run tex or pdflatex:
    The program ‘pdflatex’ is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
    sudo apt-get install texlive-latex-base

    I want to install TL from the repository…. any idea what I might be doing wrong…?
    Thanks, Simon

    • Milind Padalkar May 1, 2012 at 1:25 pm

      Dear Simon,

      Thanks for writing. Looks like you have installed the basic texlive packages from the repository. PDFLaTeX can be found in the full installation of TeXLive. Therefore, I suggest you to use the following command

      sudo apt-get install texlive-full

      Alternatively, you may take help from Ubuntu’s \mbox{\LaTeX} documentation

      Regards,
      Milind

  19. Andres May 14, 2012 at 1:13 am

    Thank you a lot, this post is just awasome, I just installed TeXLive 2011 in my Ubuntu system,

  20. Andres GAlindo May 14, 2012 at 6:51 am

    Hi Milind I have got a doubt, I need to install the texlive-full 2011 , How do I update my texlive,? I have been trying but I have not been able, Can you help me?

    • Milind Padalkar May 14, 2012 at 11:33 am

      Hi Andres,

      Thanks for your laudatory remark :) For updating TeXLive installed using this post, please refer my conversation with Sebastian, dated September 28, 2011 at 9:30 am.

      Regards,
      Milind

  21. Rebelde June 18, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Great tutorial! I searched the whole internet for this information with no success until I found your blog. Thanks a lot for all the details and great clarity!
    Greetings from Stockholm
    Rebelde

    • Milind Padalkar June 18, 2012 at 6:05 pm

      Hi Rebelde,

      Thanks for appreciating :-) It feels great to hear from The Kingdom of Sweden :-)

      Regards from India,
      - Milind

  22. Rebelde June 18, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Hi again Milind,

    I’m back with more requests for you… :) I am trying to setup a good Tex environment in my Ubuntu Precise-based system to work usign scientific language, mainly for chemistry. Do you know the best way to install packages that are not included in TexLive 2011 manually? I need to install the SIunits.sty, for intance. How can I do that? I checked the repositories for TexLive and they are updated and I think suspect they may not work properly with TexLive 2011… Maybe I am wrong though. Any help would be appreciated!

    Thanks again and very grateful for your tutorial… I am running a fresh installation of TexLive in my computer and is working flawlessly!

    Cheers,
    Rebelde

    • Milind Padalkar June 19, 2012 at 9:44 am

      Hi Rebelde,

      Once again thanks for writing :-) My TeXLive2011 installation on both Windows 7 Pro. as well as Ubuntu 12.04 includes the package SIunits. IMO even your system should have the said package. Yet, if you need to install a package from the TeXLive Repository or update an existing package, please refer my conversation with Sebastian, dated September 28, 2011 at 9:30 am.

      You may also have a look at stackexchange answer. :-)

      Regards,
      Milind

  23. Rebelde June 20, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Thanks Milind!
    I followed your suggestion, but did not have enough time to test all the installation-update steps required… got busy these days. I will certainly trie them out and, most likely, come back for more help from you. Hopefully I will not bother you much :)
    Rebelde

    • Milind Padalkar June 21, 2012 at 2:57 pm

      Its my pleasure :-)

  24. ckp July 16, 2012 at 3:31 am

    Milind, Good blog! Keep going.
    I have a question about TeXLive. If I install TeXLive 2011 or the latest version, does it automatically install the add ons for Indian language (e.g. Devnagari, Sanskrit, Malayalam, etc. ) as default. Or do I have to install it separately so that I can get outputs in different languages?
    Thanks.

    • Milind Padalkar July 17, 2012 at 5:46 pm

      Dear Dr. Puram,

      Thanks for your encouraging comment :-) I personally have never tried using Indian languages with \mbox{\LaTeX}. However, I’ve checked my installation folder and it seems to have the required style files and folder for Devanagari, Malayalam, Sanskrit, etc. I therefore feel that everything has been installed by default.

      Regards,
      Milind

      • ckp July 18, 2012 at 5:33 am

        Thank you. Let me try and see.

  25. Juan December 3, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Hi, I’m Juan from Peru, I wanna know if this method works to install TexLive 2012 on an unofficial distro based in ubuntu 12.04.

    • Milind Padalkar December 4, 2012 at 7:38 pm

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    Thanks for responding. I’ll try …

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    Thanks for Info sharing, however, I have updated to ubuntu 2012 and I want to use its integrated texlive package instead of your proposed bypass way.

    The question is how to remove the texlive I installed before based on your approach in order to install the Ubuntu built-in one ?

    • Milind Padalkar December 17, 2012 at 7:23 pm

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      Regards,
      Milind :-)

      • Diaa Abidou December 21, 2012 at 2:17 pm

        Thanks for support.

      • Diaa Abidou December 30, 2012 at 4:25 am

        I am sorry, but I have another problem.
        I made a fresh install of my ubuntu 12.10 and then I installed Texlive 2012 from the integrated reprositories.

        My problem is I dont figure how to install “tlmgr” in addition to making it visible for the system command search in order to easily install/remove latex packages graphically.

        Sorry for being beginner in this stuff and grateful for help.

      • Milind Padalkar February 9, 2013 at 8:04 pm

        Dear Diaa,

        Extremely sorry for such a terrible delay in replying. Looks like the package maintainers no more have plans to include tlmgr. You may refer http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/77671

        Regards,
        Milind

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