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I manually installed TexLive on Fedora 16 because I need to use tlmgr and install some packages. Now I want to get Texmaker, which I installed with yum, to work with the manually installed TexLive rather than the automatically installed one.

How can I configure it to do that?

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TUG gives some answers to install correctly a vanilla TeXLive tug.org/texlive/debian.html for Debian and Ubuntu users and I think it's perhaps the same things with Fedora. – Alain Matthes Apr 17 '12 at 5:52
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up vote 4 down vote accepted

Figured it out.

Go to Options -> Configure Texmaker and replace latex with /usr/local/texlive/2011/bin/x86_64-linux/latex or equivalent. Do the same for pdflatex. Everything else should be fine, although I have not done further testing besides compiling some old documents.

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