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I got some problem with texlive which made me purge it. The point is it seems impossible for me to have it back !

Trying to install texlive-full package on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with aptitude, the configuration step of texlive-binaries returns

Paramétrage de texlive-binaries (2013.20130729.30972-2build3) ...
update-alternatives: utilisation de « /usr/bin/xdvi-xaw » pour fournir « /usr/bin/xdvi.bin » (xdvi.bin) en mode automatique
update-alternatives: utilisation de « /usr/bin/bibtex.original » pour fournir « /usr/bin/bibtex » (bibtex) en mode automatique
mktexlsr: Updating /var/lib/texmf/ls-R-TEXLIVEDIST...
mktexlsr: Updating /var/lib/texmf/ls-R-TEXMFMAIN...
mktexlsr: Updating /var/lib/texmf/ls-R...
mktexlsr: Done.
Building format(s) --refresh.
    This may take some time...

And up to now "some time" means more than 2 days !

I checked the running processes, aptitude is running together with kpsewhich, so I guess the configuration is not frozen.

Does anybody know why it is that long ?

Thanks in advance !

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    The TeXlive of Linux distributions often outdated, so I would recommend a "vanilla" install of the newest TeXlive. See How to install “vanilla” TeXLive on Debian or Ubuntu?. – moewe Sep 5 '15 at 14:09
  • Ok thanks, I will let it run over the week-end, if it does not work better I'll do that. – user2541935 Sep 5 '15 at 16:15
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    It should not take anything near that long. – jon Sep 5 '15 at 19:21
  • Yes, if everything is all right I would definitely not expect it to run for more than a couple of minutes on a non-ancient PC. – moewe Sep 5 '15 at 19:33
  • @moewe A couple of minutes is not very long, depending on what else the computer is doing. Even on non-ancient hardware. I would definitely not give up after 120 seconds ! – cfr Sep 5 '15 at 19:44

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