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: email@example.com.
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.
- original/upstream - Karl Berry and many others
- Arch Linux
- François Charette
- Debian - Norbert Preining, Frank Küster
- Jindrich Novy, Patrice Dumas
- Alexis Ballier
- Edd Barrett
Please send corrections to firstname.lastname@example.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:
- Debian, Ubuntu: aptitude install perl-tk
- Fedora: yum install 'perl(Tk)'
- Gentoo: emerge perl-tk
Again, please send additions to email@example.com.
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