Installing latest version of LaTeX

Glyn Millington glyn at
Sat Jun 6 07:33:39 UTC 2009

Roland Smith <rsmith at> writes:

> On Sat, Jun 06, 2009 at 07:34:07AM +0100, Glyn Millington wrote:
>> bf <bf2006a at> writes:
>> >> Thanks for the info.  I'll have to try to install TeX Live.
>> >
>> > This is not trivial, which is one of the reasons it hasn't been done.
>> Well *porting* TeX Live is certainly not trivial!  But actually
>> installing it as free-standing software is not too hard.
>> Get it from here:
>> I find that the live installation over the internet works very well - the
>> links are there on the same page. Everything is installed in its own
>> directory structure so it is easy to clean out if you need to do so.
>> One useful point - in the main menu TeX Live gives the opportunity for the
>> installer to create symbolic links to its main programs in standard
>> directories. It is so much easier than doing so by hand!!
> It is less messy if you just add the path to the TeXLive binaries to the
> path element of the default profile in /etc/login.conf:

Brilliant!! - that never occurred to me :-)



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