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Texlive installation on MXlinux 19

Postby venik212 » Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:51 pm

I tried to install Texlive 2020 on MXlinux 19.2.
I downloaded the GZ file, extracted its contents, and followed the instructions. Perl and Perl/tk are installed, but when I typed perl install-tl -gui, the gui installer failed to come up, and only the (awful) text version was available.
What do I do to get it installed? I do not want to use the mxlinux repository version.

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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:18 pm

Welcome to the forum!

I think you need to install the perl-tk packag from the MXlinux repositories to use the installer in th GUI version.

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Postby Ijon Tichy » Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:45 am

What's the problem using the text installer? Usually you don't need to change any settings but just have to start the installation process. I mostly install TeX Live on servers without using a GUI and AFAIR you need to press only one key (AFAIR »I«), to start the installation. And for updates I really always use the text mode, because »tlmgr update --self --all« is so easy!

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Postby venik212 » Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:10 pm

The default settings for installation on my system prevent me from using tlmgr-- to get that to work, I always have to change where texlive is installed, and then change the path. I wish it was not so weird, and also wish that the instructions included the tips you (and others) have provided. BTW, if you read my OP you'll see that I had installed both perl and perl/tk.

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