[Slackbuilds-users] building texlive on -current

Josiah Boothby josiahb at gmail.com
Wed Aug 8 00:50:44 UTC 2012

On Fri, 3 Aug 2012 23:01:57 -0500
Robby Workman <rworkman at slackbuilds.org> wrote:

> You do indeed need either tetex or texlive installed already; the
> README states this:
>   "Note that this package is intended to completely replace (and 
>    then some) the tetex packages in Slackware, so you'll need to 
>    remove tetex and tetex-doc before installing TeXLive (but NOT 
>    before BUILDING it)."
> You'll also need to make sure the tetex binaries are in PATH, so
> either use "su -" to switch to root or else source /etc/profile.
> http://slackbuilds.org/faq/#su --> http://slackbuilds.org/howto/#su
> -RW

Thank you for the clarification on this; sourcing /etc/profile after
reinstalling tetex did the trick.

This was not clear to me based on the README, but as sleep-deprived as
I've been lately, I don't know if that is the fault of the README or of
my own tired brain. That said, it might be nice if the README stated
something to the effect of "this package requires tetex or texlive to

Thanks again!


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