[tex-live] tikz in zenwalk

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Sun Dec 19 11:10:32 CET 2010

2010/12/18 Santo D'Agostino <sdagostino at brocku.ca>:
> Hello,
> I am trying to get my latex up and running in a newly installed zenwalk
> linux box. However, apparently tikz cannot be installed automatically by the
> zenwalk package manager (netpkg), and so I have to do it by hand. However, I
> am relatively new to linux, and am having difficulty doing this.
You should first complain in a zenwalk discussion list.

> I am running tetex on zenwalk. Should I persevere, or should I switch to
> texlive, or should I just ditch the whole operating system and start again
> with something like ubuntu, which I hear is a little easier to use for linux
> newbies?
Yes, TeX Live is a usable way. It installs everything by its own
packaging manager to a separate directory tree. You just have to add
the directory of the TL binaries to the BEGINNING of your PATH. I have
seen too many conflicts between teTeX and TeX Live, putting TeX Live
to the beginning of PATH is a remedy.

> Thanks,
> Santo
> Santo D'Agostino
> Mathematics Department
> Brock University

Zdeněk Wagner

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