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comment Need help installing TeX on new computer
This still fails with the message shown in EDIT4, even when running as root after adding /usr/local/texlive/2014/bin/x86_64-linux to the path and creating environment variable $TEXMFMAIN=/usr/local/texlive/2014/texmf-dist. File tcfmgr.map is present and readable in $TEXMFMAIN/texconfig. I don't see what is wrong. Please help!
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comment Need help installing TeX on new computer
There is no .tex* folder in my home directory. I installed using sudo, and running sudo /path/to/latex $NAME works. So it's a permissions issue. What's the easiest way to set up all the needed permissions so my normal (non-su) user can run TeX?
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comment Need help installing TeX on new computer
I purged and re-installed, and still have the same error. Please look at EDIT4 for details.
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comment Need help installing TeX on new computer
@MikeRenfro: So the solution is to apt-get purge all the TeX packages I previously apt-get installed, then obtain a TeX Live iso and install from there. Correct? What is the best source for the iso and where are the current instructions for obtaining and installing TeX. Yes, finicky.
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