Debian TeXlive install

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Setup

TeXlive is packaged for Debian/sid/i386. Users can enable them by adding the following line in your /etc/apt/sources.list file (as root):

  echo "deb http://www.tug.org/texlive/Debian/ pool/" >>/etc/apt/sources.list
  apt-get update

and follow the instructions here: [[1]].


Install

Basically, after having purged any ohter TeX distrib such as tetex:

  apt-get remove --purge tetex-* texinfo

you just have to apt-get the packages as root:

  apt-get install texlive-context
  apt-get install texlive-pdfetex
  apt-get install texlive-metapost


Fonts

It may be of interest to get fonts as well:

  apt-get install texlive-fontsrecommended
  apt-get install lmodern
  apt-get install cm-super


TeXinfo

And to get back texinfo if needed:

  apt-get install texinfo