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I have done the following in my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Now, I have installed ubuntu 18.04 LTS in another drive and I fully use 18.04 LTS. So, I want to install texlive 2018 in 18.04 LTS. Now, what is your recommendation to complete this? If I will copy the texlive directory from ubuntu 14.04 then can I install texlive 2018 in 18.04 also?

alhelal@VimLaTeX:~$ rsync -a --delete rsync://mirrors.shu.edu.cn/CTAN/systems/texlive/tlnet/ /home/alhelal/Downloads/TeXLive
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 Note: Please treat it kindly.
alhelal@VimLaTeX:~$ 

My CTAN mirror repository looks like

alhelal@VimLaTeX:~/Downloads/TeXLive$ ls
archive                           install-tl-windows.exe.sha512.asc   update-tlmgr-latest.sh.sha512
install-tl                        install-tl.zip                      update-tlmgr-latest.sh.sha512.asc
install-tl-20180526               install-tl.zip.sha512               update-tlmgr-r47457.exe
install-tl-advanced.bat           install-tl.zip.sha512.asc           update-tlmgr-r47457.exe.sha512
install-tl-unx.tar.gz             README.md                           update-tlmgr-r47457.exe.sha512.asc
install-tl-unx.tar.gz.sha512      tlpkg                               update-tlmgr-r47457.sh
install-tl-unx.tar.gz.sha512.asc  update-tlmgr-latest.exe             update-tlmgr-r47457.sh.sha512
install-tl-windows.bat            update-tlmgr-latest.exe.sha512      update-tlmgr-r47457.sh.sha512.asc
install-tl-windows.exe            update-tlmgr-latest.exe.sha512.asc
install-tl-windows.exe.sha512     update-tlmgr-latest.sh
alhelal@VimLaTeX:~/Downloads/TeXLive$ 

I untar install-tl-unx.tar.gz that produced install-tl-20180526.

My previous question was How can I install texlive after running rsync with a CTAN mirror?

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    you don't need to untar anything, just run ./install-tl add -gui if you'd like. It will then automatically detect the local rep is available and use that. (it does this via a relative check, which is why it does not detect the local copy if you untar something and use the installer in the created folder) – daleif Jul 11 '18 at 10:55

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