I'm using Ubuntu 14 LTS. I (fully) installed TexLive2013 then I (fully) uninstalled it in order to install TexLive2014 which I did it from an .iso file succesfully. Now I want to install an extra package: XeTex or XeLaTex & most importantly XePersian (Typesetting for Persian). I think I need tlmgr , but it wasn't provided within my original TexLive2014.iso. Ubuntu says I may get it by (re)installing texlive-base .Now the question is:

1) The texlive-base provided in Ubuntu's repos, is 2013 and I think I can't use it for my TexLive2014 (Am I right?), so how I may install tlmgr?

2) Is there any way to install this XePersian package manually. I mean copying/unzipping it somewhere? into some path? or something? Would you give me detailed command/path, please?

The XePersian package is a zip archive containing these files:

  • A folder named XePersian inside it:
    • A folder named img with some JPGs inside
    • Some python files: dkun03, dkun04, ftxe012, undk02, undk06
    • Two files: xepersian.dtx and xepersian.ins
    • A ReadMe and two PDFs

Texlive 2015 is now avalable.

Otherwise, run tlmgr --gui, in the tlmgr menu (up-left) you can change the texlive depot.

With the graphic interface you can search for the missing packages and install them :

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First of all, Update your TexLive (As my dear friend said in comments). Then make sure you have the following packages:

  1. texlive
  2. texlive-latex-recommended
  3. texlive-generic-recommended
  4. texlive-xetex
  5. texlive-lang-arabic

Consider that you should find the packages suitable for TexLive2015. I think there are available in CTAN. Also there are couple of other recommended packages:

  • gummi (a very lightweight editor for latex)
  • texlive-lang-english (you may need it)

If it didn't help you can find some experts here.

  • Welcome to TeX.SX! Since TL 2015 is available for almost two months now, it's a little bit strange to refer to TL 2014, but the principle strategy should work. – user31729 Aug 2 '15 at 7:53
  • @ChristianHupfer He is using TexLive 2014 ... but he should be updated though. :)) – Ali Torabi Aug 2 '15 at 7:58
  • Perhaps you should recommend the update in your answer then ;-) – user31729 Aug 2 '15 at 8:06
  • @Ali Torabi I'll check your solution then I'll share results. – Vynylyn Aug 13 '15 at 17:11

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