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Some LaTeX-related Configuration Notes: Fedora 17

Some LaTeX-related Configuration Notes: Fedora 17

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Tips on installing some TeX-related tools -- TeXworks, Texmaker, JabRef -- on Fedora 17, once you have successfully installed TeX Live 2012. 4 p., 131 KB.
Tips on installing some TeX-related tools -- TeXworks, Texmaker, JabRef -- on Fedora 17, once you have successfully installed TeX Live 2012. 4 p., 131 KB.

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Some L
TEX-related Configuration Notes:Fedora 17
29 July 2012
Here are some tips/tweaks for your L
TEX environment in Fedora 17,once you have successfully installed TEX Live (TL) 2012.
1 L
TEX Editors 1
1.1 TEXworks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.2 Texmaker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
2 Excluding Texmaker from Auto-updates 23 Evince Plugin for DVIs 34 Additional Fonts 35 JabRef 4
1 L
TEX Editors
Since I’m a casual, non-geek user, I always install a L
TEX editor/IDE (IntegratedDevelopment Environment) to make life easier. ere are several options for edi-tors, but TEXworks and Texmaker are two of my favorites.
1.1 TEXworks
TEXeditor. AsMr.Kewis the creator of XƎTEX, the program works especially well with XƎTEX.1
In Fedora 17, TEXworks has the advantage of being independently packaged;it does not pull in any old TL 2007 dependencies from the Fedora repositories.
1.2 Texmaker
Texmaker, developed by Pascal Brachet, is a very nice L
TEX editor. However, theversion in the official Fedora repositories pulls in (older) TL dependencies. Youprobably want to avoid these dependencies, and can do so by installing a stand-alone
directly from the Texmaker website:
F17 packages are available for both 32- and 64-bit architectures. (I installed thei386 32-bit package).I learned—through trial and error—that I first had to install the Qt toolkit andrelated packages in order for Texmaker to install correctly:
To install Texmaker, download its
file and save it to an appropriate loca-tion (such as your
folder or
folder). Open up a Terminal andbecome the root user (
su -
). en type the following command:
# rpm -Uvh texmaker_fedora17-3.4.1-xm1.i386.rpm
2 Excluding Texmaker from Auto-updates
If you install Texmaker using the method above, you will want to exclude theprogram from being auto-upated (and thereby pulling in older, bundled TL de-pendencies). You can accomplish this by editing your
file as theroot user. Add the line
to your file, so it looks like this:
3 Evince Plugin for DVIs
If you prefer to use DVI files for displaying output rather than PDF, you will dis-cover that Evince cannot display a
until you have installed a special pluginfrom the Fedora repos:
evince-dvi 3.4.0-2.fc17
Even aer installing the plugin, however, I found that Evince was sluggish inopening and displaying DVI files. A simple workaround is to configure Texmakerto use
as the default application for displaying DVIs. (TL 2012 installs
as one of its default programs).To change this seing, go to Texmaker’s
menu >
Configure Texmaker
Dvi Viewer
. en change
evince %.dvi
4 Additional Fonts
I’ve experimented a lile with XƎTEX, and found that installing these fonts canspice up your typographic life:Linux LibertineLinux Libertine, designed by Philipp Poll, is an aractive alternative to theTimes New Roman font. (e main body of this document is typeset inLinux Libertine).
It includes a companion sans-serif font called Linux Biolinum. The quickbrown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
GentiumGentium is an award-winning serif font designed by Victor Gaultney. Thequick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
DoulosDoulos is a serif font designed by SIL (Summer Institute of Linguistics); itis similar to Times and Times New Roman. The quick brown fox jumpsover the lazy dog.

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