TeX Live


TeX Live is a TeX distribution which is the replacement of its no-longer supported counterpart teTeX. It is now the default TeX distribution for several Linux distributions such as Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu and Gentoo. Other Unix operating systems like OpenBSD, FreeBSD and NetBSD are also converting from teTeX to TeX Live.


  1. Make sure your environment variables include TeX Live file locations:
    • Your PATH variable must include /util/texlive/bin/x86_64-linux.
    • Your INFOPATH variable must include /util/texlive/texmf/doc/info.
    • Your MANPATH variable must include /util/texlive/texmf/doc/man.

Compute Systems Invocation Version(s)
Red Hat Linux (64-bit) % /util/texlive/bin/x86_64-linux/[binary-name] TeX Live version 2017 (20170612) (default)


  1. Familiarize yourself with the TeX Live implementation by running these commands:



  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TeX_Live
  2. http://www.tug.org/texlive/
  3. http://www.tug.org/texlive/doc/texlive-en/texlive-en.html
  4. http://www.tug.org/texlive/doc/texlive-en/texlive-en.html#x1-420003.5