texlive 2019 install

Wolfgang Engelmann engelmann at uni-tuebingen.de
Sat Oct 12 09:32:44 UTC 2019

Am 11.10.19 um 20:01 schrieb Paul A. Rubin:
> On 10/11/19 12:01 PM, Wolfgang Engelmann wrote:
>> Am 11.10.19 um 15:38 schrieb Paul A. Rubin:
>>> On 10/11/19 8:23 AM, Wolfgang Engelmann wrote:
>>>> I think I am getting closer. I installed lyx by using in L Mint in 
>>>> the sources.list.d the lyx-devel-releases-bionic.list which puts 
>>>> the stuff in /usr/share/tex/texmf with /doc, /fonts, 
>>>> /tex/tex/latex/lyx ...
>>>> That is, tex latex .. are already installed.
>>>> I do get, however, with my lyx document errors for missing sty 
>>>> files and would actually prefer to use texlive and put it in 
>>>> /usr/local/texlive/2019
>>>> So I guess I have to remove all the tex stuff and install it from 
>>>> my DVD texlive anew. What about >>> *lyx 2.3.3 which I got the way 
>>>> described above. Should I reinstall it here or leave it in 
>>>> /usr/share... ? *
>>>> Life (not only TeXLive) is complicated and becomes more so with age...
>>>> Wolfgang
>>> Wolfgang,
>>> I'm using TeXLive 2018 on Mint with no problems. I get it from a 
>>> PPA, and I see that the maintainer also has TeXLive 2019 available 
>>> now at 
>>> https://launchpad.net/~jonathonf/+archive/ubuntu/texlive-2019. I 
>>> would suggest removing all traces of TeXLive, adding the PPA 
>>> (instructions are near the top of the page), installing the main 
>>> packages (the "texlive-" packages), and then reconfiguring LyX.
>>> Paul
>> Thanks, Paul,
>> but how would I proceed with the lyx 2.3.3 ? see above >>>
>> > What about lyx 2.3.3 which I got the way described above. Should I 
>> reinstall it here or leave it in /usr/share... ?
>> Wolfgang
> I don't have a /usr/share/tex/texmf directory on my system. I do have 
> /usr/share/texmf/tex/latex, which contains a subdirectory "lyx" 
> created by the LyX installer. (It does not contain "doc" or "fonts" 
> directories.) In any case, you should be able to leave the LyX 
> installation alone. I don't think anything it installs is likely to 
> conflict with anything TeXLive installs.
> Paul

Thanks again. I have removed all the old texlive stuff and used 
Jonathon's PPA, installed also afterward texlive-extra.-utils, -base, 
-bin, -lang (german, english), hashed it, installed lyx anew via the 
ppa, reconfigured and started my document. However, I get the same 
errors as before, namely

srcbook.cls not found >leads to emergency stop (I had selected 
Komascript book style under Docu>settings)

biblatex.sty is missing - no biber found

enumitem.sty not found.

Note that the document run flawless under Debian on my notebook.

I have spend quite some time to find out what to do, but without any 


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