## Thursday, July 12, 2012

### installation - How do I install the latest 2012 TeX Live on 12.04? - Ask Ubuntu

Ubuntu 12.04 comes with an old 2009 version of TeX Live.  I recently got my Ubuntu desktop back in shape (still not %100 but it's managable. and I was using Kile to compile a LaTeX document which had the bigints package.  This worked fine on my Windows using TeXstudio.  I think because I just recently installed TeX Live and it was the 2011 version.  I could have just placed the .sty file in the appropriate location as a solution.

SEE post http://timothyandrewbarber.blogspot.com/2012/11/placing-latex-sty-files-in.html for manually installing .sty files instead!

However, I noticed, as I previously mentioned, that the version of TeX Live in Ubuntu 12.04 was outdated.  Ubuntu tends to run behind on some things in its repositories.

To install the latest TeX Live, 2012, I found this:

installation - How do I install the latest 2012 TeX Live on 12.04? - Ask Ubuntu

I ran:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:texlive-backports/ppa


and then:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install texlive

I then installed the texlive-full package through synaptic just because I didn't feel like going through and picking the packages I needed, :P.

\$ sudo apt-get install texlive-full