I was working on a LaTeX document but getting errors about 'newtxtext.sty' and 'newtxmath.sty'(similar to what's described here, although that solution didn't work)
That led me down the path of updating texlive. After many forum searches, I followed instructions here:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jonathonf/texlive sudo apt update && sudo apt install texlive-full
This led to texmaker not being able to start with an error similar to that described here. This led me to find that the jonathonf/texlive repo and subsequent texlive-full install had actually installed Tex 2018 which seemed to be too far ahead for texmaker.
This led me back to square one. Now I knew to look for the TeX version to find out that it had installed 2015! apt-get update, and upgrade did not seem to have any effect. Trying to mess with
tlmgr for updates as described here only led to errors about "Unknown directive" as described here
Therefore my question is, what is the the most stable, recent version of texlive (2016 or 2017, because 2018 doesn't work for me)? Furthermore, how do you install it?
- This blog post indicates that I use a similar approach as I was before but instead add the ppa
jonathonf/texlive-2016. This seems like a very obscure way to just get the most stable version of tex.
- Another obvious approach would be to follow these instructions. It's not super obvious where you actually get the
install-tlscript (I think I eventually found it), and it seems bizarre that there is not an apt-get approach for Linux.