I messed up my
biblatex installation by attempting to manually upgrade it.
Right now, basic commands like
\textcite cause an
Undefined control sequence error.
As a user of Ubuntu 16.04, TeX Life was either preinstalled or I installed it with
apt some time ago.
Now, I wanted to upgrade
biblatex (to use a feature introduced in version 3.3), and thus downloaded version 3.7 from sourceforge.
Following the instructions in the README, I used the
.tds.tgz archive and placed the under
While writing this post, I realise that I put the files in the wrong place: I put them into
/usr/share/texlive/texmf/, while the instructions say
/usr/share/texmf-local/ (which doesn't exist) or
/usr/local/share/texmf/ (which is empty but for the single file
So, I probably should have used one of the local ones, creating missing intermediate directories (would that have worked while keeping TeX Live as it is?).
What is the best way to recover from this situation? Should I remove all of TeX Live through the package manager and reinstall it? Or can I manually undo the replacements using some TeX Live repository?