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

Jonas Camillus Jeppesen jonascj at sdu.dk
Tue Apr 14 07:24:05 CEST 2015

A lot of places (stackoverflow, ask-ubuntu, tex.stackexchange.com etc.) 
you can read what you've said; that TeX-Live does not install binaries 
for TeXworks on Linux.

Can we confirm this from the documentation or the like? The installation 
guide says that the choice of editor is left for the user on Linux, but 
yet there is a option called "TeXworks" during the installation process 
on Linux. Couldn't the installation guide be a little more specific; 
maybe saying "(no binary installed, only settings files)"?

On 04/13/2015 11:32 PM, Zdenek Wagner wrote:
> Hi,
> 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 PATH.
> 2015-04-13 17:08 GMT+02:00 Jonas Camillus Jeppesen <jonascj at sdu.dk 
> <mailto: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

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