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. THIS LINK IS DEAD!

SEE post 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However, I noticed, as I previously mentioned, that the version of TeX Live in Ubuntu 12.04 was outdated.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

It looks like 12.10 should come with the 2012 version of TeX Live.

Sorry the blog is messy.  I've been quite busy.  I also apologize to not replying to some comments.  I just haven't had the time at the moment.  Got some good stuff coming though such as using Asymptote.  I really like it.  It's not too hard and the figures look great.  I am happy so far as it replaces Origin for my needs.

1 comment:

  1. This works for a non official distro based on ubuntu 12.04?