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Installing TeX Live 2012 on Fedora 17: Abridged Notes

Installing TeX Live 2012 on Fedora 17: Abridged Notes

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Notes on installing TeX Live 2012 on Fedora 17 GNOME, using a personal DVD. 7 p., 114 KB.
Notes on installing TeX Live 2012 on Fedora 17 GNOME, using a personal DVD. 7 p., 114 KB.

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Installing TE X Live 2012 on Fedora 17: Abridged Notes
By 
kalwisti
Updated 29 July 2012
Contents
1 Pre-Installation 1
1.1 Learn Your Optical Drive’s Designation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.2 Unmount the DVD and Create a New Mount Point . . . . . . . 2
2 Installation 2
2.1 Using the Installers Text Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.2 Duration of Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
3 Finishing the Installation 44 Post-Installation Conguration 4
4.1 Setting the
PATH
Variable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44.2 My $PATH in F17 GNOME (for Reference) . . . . . . . . . . . 54.3 Font Conguration for XeTeX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
5 Testing the Installation 6
 Abstract
These are abridged notes I made during my installation of TE X Live(TL) 2012 from a DVD which I burned, using a TL
.iso
file down-loaded from a CTAN mirror. I installed TL on a Fedora 17 (GNOMEShell 3.4.2) 32-bit system.The instructions are not 100% complete, so I recommend that youread the TL documentation available on TUG’s website
1
in conjunction with the fuller version of this document from my Dropbox account.
2
1
http://www.tug.org/texlive/doc/texlive-en/texlive-en.html
2
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7269942/tex-live-dvd-install-mod.pdf
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 Installing  E  X Live 2012 on Fedora 17 
1 Pre-Installation
Clean up any previous TE X installations by completely removing them. By default, this would be in these two directories:
rm -rf /usr/local/texlive/2011rm -rf ~/.texlive2011
1.1 Learn Your Optical Drive’s Designation
Insert the TL 2012 DVD into your optical drive. Using your regular useraccount, type the
mount
command from a Terminal to see the DVD’s name(
TEX Live 2012
) and your optical drive’s designation.
[david@f17gnome ~]$ mount
 You will notice that the TL DVD is mounted in a user-specific directory.In my case, it was:
/run/media/david/TeXLive2012
Beginning with version 17, Fedora no longer mounts removable disksunder
/media/
, but instead mounts them under
/run/media/$USER/
. Thereason for the switch is a change in
udisks
.Depending on your hardware configuration, the optical drive may bedesignated as something like
/dev/hda
or
/dev/sr0
.
1.2 Unmount the DVD and Create a New Mount Point
Now you can follow these steps:
Open up a Terminal/Konsole within your regular user account, issuethe command
su
and type root’s password to acquire root user privi-leges.
UnmounttheTE XLive(TL)DVD:
# umount run/media/$USER/TeXLive2012
 N.B.
: The command is
umount
(‘unmount’ without the first letter “n”).Type your actual username instead of 
$USER
.
Create a new mount point for the DVD:
# mkdir /media/TL12
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 Installing  E  X Live 2012 on Fedora 17 
Type:
# mount -o exec /dev/sr0 /media/TL12
 A gloss of this command is:
 mount [option flag]
3
[permit execution of binaries]
4
[source]
5
[target directory]
6
These preliminary steps will allow the TL install script to run.
2 Installation
Open up a Terminal/Konsole within your regular user account and type thecommands:1.
[david@f17gnome ]$ su
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2. Type root’s password.3. Your Terminal should look something like this:
[root@f17gnome david]#
 All commands below were issued by / (root) rather than a normal user.Follow these steps:
# cd /media/TL12
Run the
ls
(list) command to show you the TL DVD’s contents:
[root@f17gnome TL12]# lsautorun.inf install-tl.bat README.usergroups tlpkgbin LICENSE.CTAN release-texlive.txt tl-portabledoc.html LICENSE.TL rr_moved tl-portable.batindex.html README sourceinstall-tl readme-html.dir texmfinstall-tl-advanced.bat readme-txt.dir texmf-dist
3
-o
4
exec
5
The optical drive.
6
The mount point we just created.
7
Do
not
use the command
su -
, i.e.
su
followed by a single hyphen.
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