If I install
texlive-full on Ubuntu 12.04 using
apt-get will I have the stable and checked version? or is there any security risk?
should I avoid installing it?
If I install
I would like to answer this question in light of my personal experience.
Agree with @MMA that 2009 will work mostly fine, but if you really want to get the 2013 use:
If you want things to go way faster, first download TeX Live via torrent ISO via torrent:
and put it in the current directory with exact name
It will work if you don't do this, but will be way slower (4 hours instead of 20 minutes)
At the time of the last edit, the script did:
Logout, and login again and you're done.
Worked today on Ubuntu 12.04, I'll try to report any errors back.
The GitHub one will be kept up to date, so just use that one.
More powerful install script
Scott is maintaining a much more advanced installation script at: https://github.com/scottkosty/install-tl-ubuntu
I will add a different point of view.
Two years ago when I started using Ubuntu I had quite some troubles installing all the LaTeX packages, citation styles, fonts etc (There are so many ways of doing it! See this discussion) Then, somehow I found this thread. I purged the original ubuntu-tex-live with everything else that had "tex" in it, and installed
Since then I've never ever had to think about installing anything related to latex. Any answer from Stackoverflow I wanted to try out just worked, any file any of my colleagues would send me flawlessly compiled (I remember spending hours getting someone else's .tex-files running, when I was on Windows). This was a miracle! And all I had to do was
Yes it will cost you 3GB of downloaded data and probably even more once it unpacks, but it will solve all your latex-related issues forever.
To sum this up, and to answer the original question
The answer is just the opposite: