# Installing TeXLive using ISO in Ubuntu

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May 4, 2011 by Milind Padalkar

The following tutorial will help you install TeXLive in Ubuntu. The article was initial written for TeXLive 2010 with Ubuntu 10.04. However, the same method works for all later releases of TeXLive and Ubuntu (successfully installed TeXLive 2015 on Ubuntu 14.04.3, yet to try on later releases). The 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

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 • 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  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🙂 ## 113 thoughts on “Installing TeXLive using ISO in Ubuntu” 1. Mahendra says: hey buddy, gr8! work, hope u keep up the good work and spread the knowledge. thumbs up!!! 2. Aniket says: Hey Milind! Nice to see you blogging! Keep posting such articles. You may never know who lands up reading them! 3. Steve says: Man! Awesome! It works perfect on Ubuntu 10.10. Can u guide me how to configure TeXLive with Gedit as front end. Cheers, Steve. 4. […] all those who have installed TeXLive from the iso (or followed my post on Installing TeXLive2010) and want to use the gedit-latex-plugin, a bad news is that the plugin seems to use only the base […] 5. […] The tool is called equivs. I will give you an example of creating such an empty package for an ISO installed TeXLive 2010. Note that the package will be empty and will only inform the package manager about the previously […] 6. […] the installation procedure for Doxygen. If you have installed TeXLive from an ISO, then please follow the instructions to inform package manager about the TeXLive installation. Use […] 7. Sebastian says: 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. • 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 says:

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 says:

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

8. 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 says:

Hi Milind,
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

• 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 says:

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?

• 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 says:

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. You are welcome Mario🙂

11. mohamed says:

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

• 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 says:

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

13. gokhan says:

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

• 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

Regards,
Milind

14. Steven says:

15. Jack says:

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
.

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}

?

• 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 says:

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}

• 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 says:

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 ..

• 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 says:

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…

• 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 says:

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

19. Andres says:

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

20. Andres GAlindo says:

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?

21. Rebelde says:

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

• Hi Rebelde,

Thanks for appreciating🙂 It feels great to hear from The Kingdom of Sweden🙂

Regards from India,
– Milind

22. Rebelde says:

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

• 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 says:

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

24. ckp says:

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.

• 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 says:

Thank you. Let me try and see.

25. Juan says:

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.

• Hi Juan,

Thanks for writing. If it is a variant of Ubuntu then I believe this method works.

Regards,
Milind

26. Juan says:

Thanks for responding. I’ll try …

27. Diaa says:

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 ?

• Hi Diaa,

Thanks for writing. Appologies for being unable to reply earlier. I am not sure, but I feel the following steps should serve the purpose.

1. Either comment or delete the lines

MANPATH=$MANPATH:/usr/local/texlive/2010/texmf/doc/man export MANPATH INFOPATH=$INFOPATH:/usr/local/texlive/2010/texmf/doc/info
export INFOPATH
PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/texlive/2010/bin/i386-linux export PATH from bash.bashrc file using sudo gedit /etc/bash.bashrc 2. Similarly, either comment or delete the line MANPATH_MAP /usr/local/texlive/2010/bin/i386-linux /usr/local/texlive/2010/texmf/doc/man from manpath.config file using sudo gedit /etc/manpath.config 3. Finally delete the folder /usr/local/texlive and all its contents using sudo rm -rf /usr/local/texlive 4. Reboot the machine and try installation from the repository Regards, Milind🙂 • Diaa Abidou says: Thanks for support. • Diaa Abidou says: I am sorry, but I have another problem. I made a fresh install of my ubuntu 12.10 and then I installed Texlive 2012 from the integrated reprositories. My problem is I dont figure how to install “tlmgr” in addition to making it visible for the system command search in order to easily install/remove latex packages graphically. 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I went to here: http://www.tug.org/texlive/acquire-iso.html#torrent and it downloaded the correct 64 bit version 2015 version of texlive for me. the directory structure is slightly different. The change (addition) to the bash.bashrc file needs to be the following lines: # texlive MANPATH=$MANPATH:/usr/local/texlive/2015/texmf-dist/doc/man
export MANPATH
INFOPATH=$INFOPATH:/usr/local/texlive/2015/texmf-dist/doc/info export INFOPATH PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/texlive/2015/bin/x86_64-linux
export PATH

the manpath.config line needs to be:

MANPATH_MAP /usr/local/texlive/2015/bin/x86_64-linux /usr/local/texlive/2010/texmf-dist/doc/man

Restarted and ran your sample.tex document. Worked like a charm!!! You rock.

• Dear Prof. McLean,

I am glad it worked on the newer system. Thank you for suggesting the required changes for the updated distros🙂

Regards,
Milind

55. Thankyou Milind Bhaiya. This time it worked, without you sitting beside me. Keep writing such installation blogs. It helps a lot of people.

• I am glad it helped you Prathmesh🙂
Now that you are a free bird, it would great if you too could contribute in a similar manner😀

Regards,
Milind

56. Paritosh Goldar says:

Hi Milind, this is ur frnd Paritosh, thanks for helping LaTeX users. i have been using MikTeX with TexStudio in Windows, there is no problem with it. now i m using Ubuntu 16.04, i installed TexLive 2016 with help of this blog, but problem is that TexStudio says “myimg.eps-converted-to.pdf not found” on compiling, when i use eps images in my paper. i tried lots of setting. I didn’t get proper answer from google search. plz help.

• Hi Paritosh,

I am so glad to hear from you! And happy that my blog could be of help to you.
Can you please post a screenshot of your TeXStudio Configuration Commands? You will find these under Options->Configure TeXStudio->Commands (this can be seen on the left-hand side).

Regards,
Milind

• Paritosh Goldar says:

• Paritosh Goldar says:

• Paritosh Goldar says:

Is there any problem in command configuration?

• Hi Paritosh,

The configuration looks fine. Yet, you may make the following changes:
1. “ps2pdf %.ps” needs to be changed to “ps2pdf14 -dPDFSettings=/prepress -dEmbedAllFonts=true %.ps”
2. “dvipdf %.dvi” to /usr/local/texlive/2016/bin/x86_64-linux/”dvipdfm.exe” %.dvi”

I suspect this to be a problem with the “ps2pdf” command. Just check if either ps2pdf or ps2pdf14 is installed by hitting the following command

which ps2pdf14

If this is installed, you will get the path where it is installed (say /usr/local/bin).

Secondly, from the error image, I see you are using the pdftex command. Try using pdflatex command instead of pdftex

Try this out and let me know if this work. Else, please email me the relevant part so that I can check it at my end.

Regards,
Milind

57. Govind Kelkar says:

I had installed texlive using iso image. I just extracted it and started the installation. It is successfull. Now my problem is as I try to install auctex from synaptic, the texlive is getting installed again from the repository.
How to avoid this re-installation?

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