Install script for TeX Live on Ubuntu
sudo ./install-tl-ubuntu [OPTIONS]
I recommend using
git clonebut I've learned that many Github users don't have Git. In these cases, you can download directly as follows:
wget https://github.com/scottkosty/install-tl-ubuntu/raw/master/install-tl-ubuntu && chmod +x ./install-tl-ubuntu
texlive-*packages as dependencies (e.g. if you do
sudo apt-get install lyx)
For more details, see
s ./install-tl-ubuntu --help
This script uses the TeX Live 2016 installer to install TeX Live so that LaTeX packages can be updated through CTAN with tlmgr. To do this, the official TeX Live 2016 installer is downloaded and used and apt is informed that TeX dependencies are satisfied. Thus, when you want to install a program with apt-get that depends on TeX Live, apt will not try to install the TeX Live packages from the Ubuntu repositories.
This script automates many of the instructions that were posted in the 25 Jan 2013 answer by Silex here. TeX Live installation documentation can be found in the Quick install and the The TeX Live Guide. Information on TeX Live's install script arguments is here. The
Net::LWP Perl module(Ubuntu package
libwww-perl) is recommended, but not necessary. See the "persistent-downloads" section of the install-tl documenation.
Progress and profiling are logged to
STDOUT. Important errors are logged to
STDERRmessages are redirected to a file descriptor (which is connected to the file
install-tl-ubuntu_EXTRAS.logby default) in case they are useful for debugging.
Ubuntu versions 12.04 and later are supported.