I am working through the "The Not So Short Introduction to LATEX2ε" by Oetiker et al.
It contains dozens of references to a so-called "Local Guide", that would clarify some more system-specific questions (typically exactly the stuff that I get stuck with). The reference reads:
Each LATEX installation should provide a so-called LATEX Local Guide, which explains the things that are special to the local system. It should be contained in a file called local.tex. Unfortunately, some lazy sysops do not provide such a document. In this case, go and ask your local LATEX guru for help.
Now, I am my own "sysop", and I installed TexLive using apt-get on Linux Mint 17.3.
Searching Google for the latex local guide with my setting didn't bring anything useful up.
I also searched my system with
find / -name 'local.tex' 2>/dev/null with no result.
Where can I find this file?