Setting the PATH for TeX Live

Before starting to build TeX Live, set up your PATH so that the system can properly find the files. If you set up your login scripts as recommended in The Bash Shell Startup Files, update the needed paths by appending to the extrapaths.sh script. The programs are always installed in an <ARCH>-linux subdirectory and on 32-bit x86 this is always i386-linux. For x86_64 and i?86 we can generate this as $TEXARCH:

export TEXARCH=$(uname -m | sed -e 's/i.86/i386/' -e 's/$/-linux/') &&

cat >> /etc/profile.d/extrapaths.sh << EOF

# Begin texlive addition

pathappend /opt/texlive/2017/texmf-dist/doc/man  MANPATH
pathappend /opt/texlive/2017/texmf-dist/doc/info INFOPATH
pathappend /opt/texlive/2017/bin/$TEXARCH

# End texlive addition

EOF

unset TEXARCH

The new paths can be immediately activated by running source /etc/profile.

You should now proceed either to install-tl-unx for a binary installation of texlive, or to texlive-20170524 to begin installing from source.

Last updated on 2015-06-23 18:14:01 -0500