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Texlive [Solved]

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Wanting to 'have a go' with the Tex typesetting package for the first time, as it seems to be the Ubuntu favourite for Tex. So I have downloaded and installed Texlive using the metapackge.

But I can't find a way to run it! Texlive doesn't appear in the menu anywhere and the terminal can't run it.

Please can anyone help me? I can't find the solution in either Google or the Mint forum.

Many thanks.

Keith.
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Re: Texlive

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Navigate to File System>Bin> search TexLive and right click Open. That should open the program or try Alt F2 type in texlive. Once you established you can open your program you can either create a launcher and/or add it to the menu.
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Re: Texlive

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Thanks for your reply.

Unfortunately, neither suggestion work.

I navigated to file system/bin, but there is no texlive file there. Alt>F2 gives ' couldn't open location'.

As a test, I've just downloaded another program, and that appears in the menu and runs!

Many thanks.

Keith

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keithp wrote:Thanks for your reply.

Unfortunately, neither suggestion work.

I navigated to file system/bin, but there is no texlive file there. Alt>F2 gives ' couldn't open location'.

As a test, I've just downloaded another program, and that appears in the menu and runs!

Many thanks.

Keith

My mistake! It's filesystem/ usr/bin not filesystem/bin. Also you can look into usr/share, though you can't launch from there, but if it's usr/share it is installed on your system.
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Re: Texlive

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Or, you could learn to use the 'whereis' and 'locate' commands.

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Re: Texlive

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Thank you both for your replies.

I often use locate and whereis. Whereis just returns a blank. Nothing which locate shows is of any help (although there are a good number of texlive files listed).

It's not in filesystem/usr/bin nor /usr/share.

I have reinstalled it but get the same results. I have installed it in Mint13 XFCE. The same.

This has set me wondering if texlive is a self-contained package with its own front end, or if it needs another program to run it. I assumed it was self-contained.

I wonder if anyone on the forum uses it?

Cheers

Keith.

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Re: Texlive

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keithp wrote:
This has set me wondering if texlive is a self-contained package with its own front end, or if it needs another program to run it. I assumed it was self-contained.


Keith.

Done some investigating I believe you're right there is no GUI for Linux version.
TeXlive is not an editor, it's the LaTeX system (like MikTeX on Windows). So you'll feed it tex files, and it will answer pdf or dvi files.


http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1913433
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http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/ ... -in-ubuntu
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1060008
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Re: Texlive

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I recommand Kile, TeXworks or TeXmaker to edit and compile TeX/LaTeX files.

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Re: Texlive

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Thank you very much, papa33.

I have installed the three programs you listed and will spend some time trying each one to see which I prefer.

Cheers,

Keith

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Re: Texlive [Solved]

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@ TheDynamicHamza21

Thanks for your reply and the investigating you have done. The two links you have given are very useful.

With the programs listed by papa33, the problem is now solved for me.

Cheers,

Keith.

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