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# eitl.sh Easy Install of TeXLive

(C) Rolf Niepraschk@gmx.de,herbert@dante.de

This script allows the easy install of a current TeXLive
version over the net. It is tested with the current
Linux versions of OpenSUSE and Ubuntu. The script does

- looking for a fast server
- downloading the install script
- deleting an existing TeXLive version from
  Ubuntu (deb) or openSUSE (rpm)
- extracting and running the install script
- installing a complete up-to-date TeXLive from tug.org
- installing the non free fonts from tug.org which are
  not part of TeXLive, like arial, Luxi mono, aso
- installing a dummy package for an existing deb (Ubuntu)
  or rpm (openSuSE) TeXLive
- installing the GUIs TeXmaker and TeXworks
- creating files zzz-texlive.sh for /etc/profile.d/

without specifing a directory, TeXLive will be installed
in the home directory ~/texlive. For another one run
the script with e.g.

./eitl.sh /usr/local/texlive

If something goes wrong, then run eitl.sh with the restore option

./eitl.sh restore

it restores the .bashrc and deletes the files 
/etc/profile.d/zzz-texlive.*  if present

It is possible to create files zzz-texlive.(c)sh
in /etc/profile.d/ for systemwide definitions
instead of the entries in the local .bashrc
If you prefer a system wide setting then set


the default is 0.

For some actions the script needs to be root. In such
cases it asks for the root password.

Report bugs to the authors.

# $Id: README 37 2012-08-16 10:16:10Z herbert $

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eitl – Easy in­stall of Live

The script al­lows the easy in­stall of a cur­rent Live ver­sion over the net. It is tested with the cur­rent Linux ver­sions of OpenSUSE and Ubuntu. The script:

  • looks for a fast server
  • down­loads the in­stall script
  • deletes an ex­ist­ing Live ver­sion from Ubuntu (deb) or openSUSE (rpm)
  • ex­tracts and runs the in­stall script
  • in­stalls a com­plete up-to-date Live from tug.org
  • in­stalls the non free fonts from tug.org which are not part of Live, like ar­ial, Luxi mono, etc.
  • in­stalls the GUIs maker and works
  • cre­ates files zzz-texlive.sh/csh for /etc/pro­file.d/

If no di­rec­tory is spec­i­fied, Live will be in­stalled in the home di­rec­tory ~/texlive. For an­other di­rec­tory, run the script with the di­rec­tory name; e.g.:

./eitl.sh /usr/lo­cal/texlive

for some ac­tions the script needs to be root. In such cases it asks for the root pass­word.

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Main­tainerRolf Niepraschk
Her­bert Voß
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