texlive 2019 install

UD Kap ehud.kaplan at gmail.com
Sun Oct 13 20:47:43 UTC 2019

It must mean, then, that my pain threshold is much lower than Paul's, 
because I am (usually) using linux Mint-XFCE ;-)


On 10/12/19 2:14 PM, Paul A. Rubin wrote:
> On 10/12/19 1:37 PM, Steve Litt wrote:
>> Hi Ehud,
>> Your TexLive installation problems in Linux might be distro-related. I
>> use Void Linux,  and it installs easy as a Void package. My only
>> problem is once a year, a new year is added to the /opt/texlive tree,
>> and I need to use tlmgr to update or install a bunch of things. It's
>> about a 5 hour process, once a year.
>> StveT
>> On Sat, 12 Oct 2019 11:46:41 -0400
>> UD Kap <ehud.kaplan at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> In the few times I had to install TexLive in Linux, it was always a
>>> nightmare (paths, privileges, dependencies..), especially to get an
>>> installation in which tlmgr was working.  It is frustrating that such
>>> an important piece of software doesn't have a smooth installation
>>> method. I realize that they want to have a system which can be
>>> updated without the linux package manager, but there ought to be some
>>> better way.
>>> E.Kaplan
> It's pretty painless in Linux Mint (and, presumably, Ubuntu).
> Paul
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