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Re: Problem installing additional Latex packages


Thanks for the help, Patrick. You guessed it right, I didn't pay attention and forgot to select the symlinks option. I uninstalled texlive and restarted the process. After running install-tl, I entered O and then L. Upon entering O, I am asked for 'New value for Binary directory', 'New value for main directory' and 'New value for info directory' with no defaults provided. What default directories should I enter?


On Saturday 25 August 2012 11:54 PM, Patrick Dickey wrote:
When you ran the installation, did you select the option to create the

 From the GetInvolved Authors page:

         You should also enable the creation of the symlinks:
1. From the main TeX Live installation menu select
                 Options (O).
              2. From the Options menu, select “create symlinks in
                 standard directories” (L).
              3. The default directories are usually okay.
              4. Press R to return the main menu.
Once those are installed, we can install the remainder of the
         packages with the install-pkgs.sh script. (Note that this
         hasn’t been tested yet and it’s pure guesswork on Kevin’s
         part! Let us know if it does or doesn’t work for you.)
If not, then you can do the removal and reinstallation steps again, and
it should work.

Hope this helps, and have a great weekend.:)

On Sat, 2012-08-25 at 20:40 +0530, Tejas Kale wrote:

I have recently started as a author for the upcoming manual and will
be writing the 'Viewing and Editing Photos' section. Following the
guidelines on the 'Getting Started as an Author or Editor' page
(http://ubuntu-manual.org/getinvolved/authors), I installed the 2012
version of TexLive. The installation was complete and a 'texlive'
folder of size 3.2GB has been created at the following location:-


But when I execute the command -

sudo bash install-packages.sh

I get an error saying

"Checking TeX Live version...No version of TeX Live was detected."

If I try executing the 'make' command, I get the following error:-

"basename: extra operand `frontmatter'
Try `basename --help' for more information.
bzr version-info --custom --template="\\\revinfo{{revno}}{{date}}" >
xelatex --output-driver="xdvipdfmx -V 5" ubuntu-manual
/bin/bash: xelatex: command not found
make: *** [ubuntu-manual.pdf] Error 127"

Any help would be highly appreciated.

Thanks and regards

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