[tex-live] Uninstall Texlive2008 (no bug)-HELP!

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Tue May 5 09:32:58 CEST 2009

On Mon, May 04, 2009 at 10:46:42PM +0200, Florian Heiser wrote:
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> Hello!
> How can I easily uninstall texlive2008, including all components?
> I installed texlive2008 using the install-tl -gui.
> When I tried to install "latex-plugin" for the "gedit"-Editor,
> Synaptic wanted to install texlive2007. There seems to be a dependency
> between those packages.
> Can you please help me, if you know something about Ubuntu.
> (I am a linux newbie, not knowing much about console!)

gedit-latex-plugin only recommends texlive, at least in Jaunty. You
can prevent installation of texlive by either
- installing gedit-latex-plugin from the command-line with
  sudo apt-get install gedit-latex-plugin
- go to Synaptics Settings Preferences and uncheck `Consider
  recommended packages as dependencies'

If later you want to install another package with a hard dependency
on pieces of texlive, then you can let synaptic or apt-get install
as much of tl07 as it deems necessary. Just make sure that the tl08
binaries are found first and all should be well.

Siep Kroonenberg

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