If I install
texlive-full on Ubuntu 12.04 using
apt-get will I have the stable and checked version? or is there any security risk?
should I avoid installing it?
[Tex/LaTex] Installation of texlive-full on Ubuntu 12.04
If I install
I would like to answer this question in light of my personal experience.
sudo apt-get install texlive. You may get tempted to use
sudo apt-get install texlive-full, but this will want to install so many extra (language) packages, most which will be unnecessary for your purpose.
sudo apt-get install texlive-lang-dutch(put your language name here. If unsure, issue command
sudo apt-get install texlive-fullto see which packages are selected, pick-up your necessary name(s), answer `No' to installation, and then go for installation of that particular package).
sudo apt-get install ibus), AUCTeX (
sudo apt-get install auctex), and Emacs (
sudo apt-get install emacs), should you feel the need and/or inspiration to use any of these.
sudo apt-get install rcs rcs-latex), will help you maintain the versions of your LaTeX documents.
apt-cache search <package/style name>to find the package and then use the
sudo apt-get installcommand to install the package. See this post for details and other options.
.zipfile, unzip it (
unzip <zip file name>), read the README or INSTALL file to find out any additional steps before installation, and the copy the complete folder to
sudo cp -vr <folder name> /usr/local/share/texmf/tex/latex/). You may need to create the parent directories if necessary. (
mkdircommand). After this, run
sudo mktexlsrto update the ls-R databases. Without the last step, LaTeX will fail to find the package.
$PATHand environment variables may not be what you are looking for. And occasional conflicts in dependencies may mean some extra (non-LaTeX) hassles for you.