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Hi I am trying to install latex on ubuntu 16.04 as per the advice below given by Silke

How to install "vanilla" TeXLive on Debian or Ubuntu?

I am down to the section of tricking ubuntu into thinking TexLive is installed

when I enter this command

 dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of texlive-local:

texlive-local depends on freeglut3; however: Package freeglut3 is not installed.

in my /tmp/tl-equivs directory

I get this this response

dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of texlive-local:
 texlive-local depends on freeglut3; however:
 Package freeglut3 is not installed.

What can I do to remedy this? Also following this error I get this message

dpkg: error processing package texlive-local (--install):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
 texlive-local
  • Do you have a specific reason not to simply install texlive through your package manager? Or, using the command line, sudo apt-get install texlive? That will pull in all dependencies automatically. If you really need some specific LaTeX package at a higher version than in Debian/Ubuntu, you can still simply download it from CTAN and save it into your own personal package tree. – Michael Palmer Jan 30 '18 at 20:18
  • When i installed it through sudo apt-get install texlive i was getting "missing packages" error when I tried to compile anything in sublime text 3 using latex tools – MathWannaBe456 Jan 30 '18 at 22:56
  • I've given up and wiped everything according to here and did sudo apt-get install texlive-full, and I am still getting a missing package error. – MathWannaBe456 Jan 31 '18 at 1:58
  • Is it still the freeglut3 package that is missing? – Michael Palmer Jan 31 '18 at 20:30
  • It is a missing Ubuntu package that the pre-built texlive binaries depends on. When dpkg complains like this you can just ask apt-get to fix it via sudo apt-get install -f, thus installs any unresolved dependencies – daleif Feb 7 '18 at 3:33
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You have to install freeglut3. You can install this package as follows:

sudo apt-get install freeglut3

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