Talk:TeX Live

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managing TexLive packages is a mess.

As with many other Linux distros, the local package manager tlmgr is broken due to wrong paths/permissions. The AUR ttlocalmgr is broken and orphean. I do think the whole install process of TexLive shall be rethink in order to use the script. It seems that installing TexLive from (not recommanded ) fixes the package manager issues. Gabx (talk) 15:32, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

Why is it not recommended? It is straightforward to install from upstream, makes it possible to install TL without root privileges (as recommended by upstream) and ensures that everything 'just works' without need to mess around. I would definitely recommend upstream's net installer and strongly recommend not using Arch's packages. This is no criticism of Arch's packaging. I would say the same about any distro's packaging of TeX Live. --cfr (talk) 21:14, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
tllocalmgr nowadays works like a charm. --Larivact (talk) 09:15, 30 September 2018 (UTC)

The fix for tlmgr is actually trivial. I added the instructions on the main page. This should probably make it in the package itself. --bnicolae