Installing latex for use with LinuxTex

I give some hints here that worked for me for installing a latex distro from scratch on a shared server.

I used the tetex distribution by Thomas Esser, which can be found here [(approve links) edit diff]. As the files are quite large (you will need probably more than 400MB to compile the package unless you disable many options) I recommend unpacking the tetex-texmf-3.0po.tar.gz only after the compilation of the sources in tetex-src-3.0.tar.gz and cleaning up (,but before running texconfig).

I disabled the xdvi related stuff, as some library was missing for compiling this and it is not needed anyway. See ./configure on how to do this.

ThomasP August 21, 2006, at 04:32 AM