[tex-live] Texworks with Tex-Live on Linux

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Mon Apr 13 23:32:13 CEST 2015


AFAIK Linux version of TeX Live does not install software tools that are
standard parts of Linux distros. TeXworks belongs to this class of
software. I do not have it but I have just verified that in Fedora it is
installable by yum. Other distros will certainly provide it as a package.
There may be a danger that it will install Linux distro's TeX. In such a
case you must be sure that TeX Live's bim path is at the beginning of your

Zdeněk Wagner

2015-04-13 17:08 GMT+02:00 Jonas Camillus Jeppesen <jonascj at sdu.dk>:

> Hi all
> I am confused about whether or not the Texworks editor is installed as
> part of the Tex-Live distribution on Linux systems.
> According to the documentation the choice of editor on Linux is left for
> the user:
>> https://www.tug.org/texlive/doc/texlive-en/texlive-en.html#x1-380003.5
>> (2nd paragraph):
>  TEX Live installs TEXworks (http://tug.org/texworks) on Windows, and
>> MacTEX installs TeXShop (http://pages.uoregon.edu/koch/texshop. On other
>> Unix systems, it’s left up to you to choose an editor
> Yet when I perform a manual installation of TexLive on Ubuntu 14.04 I see
> "TeXworks editor" as an option in the text gui installer:
> http://imgur.com/eJzJYzb
> After completing the installation (with the components shown in
> http://imgur.com/eJzJYzb), and adding directories to path as suggested by
> the installer, I can successfully run commands like "pdflatex" or "tex
> --version" on the commandline, but I can not easily figure out how to open
> TeXworks. There is a folder /usr/local/texlive/2014/tlpkg/texworks, but
> it does not contain an executable. Invoking "texworks" on the commandline
> only cause my Ubuntu system to say "The program 'texworks' is not currently
> installed."
> What is the deal here? Should I expect TeXworks to be installed in Linux
> or not? If it is indeed installed, how might I start it after completing
> the installation? I have tested this specifically on Ubuntu 14.04, and I do
> not know if similar issues exist on Fedora, Arch Linux, etc.
> Thank you for your input!
> / JonasCJ
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