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Old 09-09-2006, 11:34 AM   #1
vharishankar
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Does Zenwalk have a TeX/LaTeX distribution?


I am interested in installing Zenwalk on my laptop as it seems a light download. But I have just one Q: Does it have a TeX or LaTeX distribution which comes with it?

The reason I'm asking is that I use LaTeX for my documentation work. So far I don't know where to find out the full list of packages in ZW.
 
Old 09-09-2006, 12:31 PM   #2
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It seems that Distrowatch is where the latest list of packages is kept - http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=zenwalk

They are also here: http://zenwalk.mirrors.tds.net/pub/l...kages/zenwalk/

To find the packages for any release, go to the download page and click the folder under the Packages heading. Zenwalk-x.x.iso is what you want - Zenwalk-Core-x.x.iso is a more minimal installation.

Although neither TeX, Tetex or Latex is listed, Zenwalk can use packages from Slackware, so you could grab them from a Slack repository (like linuxpackages.net) and install from there. It's also worth using the netpkg command as it may be on an official repository for Zenwalk somewhere.

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Old 09-09-2006, 12:48 PM   #3
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or lunixpackages.net repository can just been added to /etc/netpkg.conf too...
(in [misc] part for example(don't create a new category, netpkg will just don't "see" it), like the zengamer's repository)
 
Old 09-09-2006, 10:27 PM   #4
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Thanks for the help. I'll definitely look at downloading and installing Zenwalk on my laptop.
 
Old 09-16-2006, 07:32 AM   #5
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Hi,

could anybody help me finding the packages I need for a PDFLatex-System? I wasn't successful when I had a look at the mentioned sites.

EDIT: sorry, I found the solution by myself:

Needed packages: tetex and tetex-doc

The problem was that the latex-binary was not in the path. It is located in /usr/share/texmf/bin

Last edited by ignoramus; 09-16-2006 at 08:00 AM.
 
Old 09-16-2006, 08:35 AM   #6
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I used this packages and performed a
Code:
texconfig
as normal user.
 
Old 09-16-2006, 11:41 AM   #7
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I think I have a running LaTeX-System now. But it seems as if the german KOMA-Script isn't installed yet.

How can I add the koma-script?

EDIT: I must confess that I do not really understand the help-file: http://dante.ctan.org/CTAN/macros/la...pt/INSTALL.txt

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Old 09-17-2006, 12:04 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ignoramus
The problem was that the latex-binary was not in the path. It is located in /usr/share/texmf/bin
Did you solve this? You can enhance your path in /etc/profile or create a symlink to e.g. /usr/local/bin.
 
Old 09-22-2006, 05:28 PM   #9
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hi.. i got installed lyx and tetex on my laptop. it seems to work fine. but i cannot get previews on xdvi, pdf, etc.

when i tried xdvi, i got this message:

xdvi-motif.bin: error while loading shared libraries: libXm.so.3: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

so i thought getting libXm from somewhere might solve the problem. i read in other thread that i could get this file from openmotif and installed that package. but i still get the same message saying that libXm.so.3 is missing.

do you guys have any idea what i can do to fix this problem?

many thanks. i don't know much about linux yet, so any help and tiny details are appreciated.
 
  


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