[tex-live] [Fwd: Re: distribution-pachage versus self-installed]

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Thu May 21 18:27:42 CEST 2009

oops, forgot to reply to the list as well

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Subject: Re: [tex-live] distribution-pachage versus self-installed
Date: Thu, 21 May 2009 18:27:08 +0200
From: Lars Madsen <daleif at imf.au.dk>
To: Andreas Hirsch <nishni_nowgorod at gaponline.de>
References: <4A157BF3.9030205 at gaponline.de>

Andreas Hirsch wrote:
> Hi!
> I'm aware that this has been discussed before but I hope to get some
> further hints/help.
> As I remember, the preferred way is to use the distributors package.
> This should satisfy most useres needs.
> For my personal experience I had the problem that updating newer
> pstricks-packages is not as easy as normal packages because there a
> several place there files have to be placed. Unfortunately, in my
> special case, I need some recent pstricks-develpment (euklid) for my
> school-lessons.
> At the moment, I'm using a 2008 self-installation on Ubuntu (on my
> 'server') which I use under Windows Vista. This works perfect.
> I would like to use TeX on Linux using emacs/auctex - and now the
> problems arise :-(
> Because of the dependencies I could not install auctex.
> What would you recommend:
> scenario 1:
> De-install TeXLive 2008, install 2007 using the package-manager of
> Debian/Ubuntu and try to update PS-Tricks by hand
> scenario 2:
> Use equivs to simulate an installed TeX-enviroment and then install autex
> I'm very glaful for any help.
> Andreas

equivs works just fine, and is quite easy




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