I'm trying to install TeX Live in my home directory in Ubuntu 12.04, where I don't have
sudo rights. I'm installing from the Live CD.
install-tl always wants to install in
/usr/local/bin and stops because I don't have the access rights.
In the texlive install documentation, the sentence:
install-tl --profile=profiledoes a batch (unattended) installation. To create such a profile file, it's easiest to start with the tlpkg/texlive.profile file which the installer writes at the end of any successful installation."
Sounds to me as if I could only
install-tl using a custom profile after a successful installation, so that for the start I don't see a profile I could overwrite. Using the Unix
find function I couldn't find anything called
*.profile in the CD.
How can I call
install-tl so that everything gets installed in a very usual configuration similar to the
sudo installation, except that instead of using
/usr/local or any root-owned directory, everything goes to my
Edit: @dartbirth and @Andrew Cashner, thanks a lot. It's true that I hadn't read the install-tl ui carefully enough. My console is too narrow and just showed the last lines of the install-tl ui text, hiding the directory configuration part. It's as silly as that. Now the internet installer is running and I hope to be asking for closing this issue very soon. Thanks again.