TeX Live and distros

TeX Live is included in a number of system distributions (“distros”). TL was originally conceived and is still distributed as a benefit of the TeX user groups, including prebuilt binaries and independent of any specific operating or packaging system, but we are glad to see it being used as the basis of the TeX installation of many systems.

We have a mailing list specifically for discussion of TL integration in distros: tldistro@tug.org. Feel free to join or peruse the archives if you are interested.

Distro maintainers of TeX Live

Here is a list of distros and their respective maintainers, to the best of our knowledge.

Please send corrections to tldistro@tug.org.

Distro-specific Perl/Tk installation

The GUI for the TeX Live Manager (tlmgr) is programmed in Perl/Tk and thus requires the presence of this package. When you are installing the native TeX Live (rather than whatever your system has packaged), and you need to install Perl/TK, here are the various commands:

Again, please send additions to tldistro@tug.org.

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