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nicobzz
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Installing TeX Live from source

Postby nicobzz » Sun Jan 16, 2011 3:36 pm

Hi!
I'm trying to install texlive from source :texlive-20100722-source,

but during the compilation I obtain:
kpsewhich: not found
"kpsewhich mktex.cnf" failed


And in texlive README it's written:
To make a usable TeX installation, you have to have (thousands of)
support files as well as the binaries that are built here.

Does it mean that i need to previously install binaries from a package to install texlive from source??

I hope I'll finally arrive!

thank you

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Postby T3. » Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:55 pm

The best place to ask about building process is TeX Live mailing list. But I wonder why do you need to build from source?

Cheers,

Tomek

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Postby nicobzz » Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:12 pm

ah yes thank you, i'll ask them.

I want to install it from source because i want to install texlive on a server whithout rooting, and i need to locally compile it and send the binaries on the server, tex is needed to display mathematical formulas on the wiki I want to create.

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Postby T3. » Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:57 pm

You don't have to be a root to install TeX Live. In fact probably the simplest thing to do is to make a local, portable TL installation with packages you need and copy it over to the server. All you need then is to put the directory with binaries on the PATH.

Cheers,

Tomek

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Postby nicobzz » Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:07 am

I wondered if TL could be installed without rooting, I thank you to said me it's possible.


I make linux running on vmware locally under windows, and it's maybe why there is bug in the compilation, or maybe i have a problem to a part of my hard drive, but i hope no!

Thanks for informations.


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