[NTG-context] installing tetex on ubuntu : basics log

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Sun Dec 4 17:32:16 CET 2005

olivier Turlier wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> Starting to try installing correctly tetex3 on ubuntu, I wanted to ask
> tons of questions. While formatting this mail, I've succeed in
> installing tetex3. Maybe what follows can be worth fore somebody more
> noooobie than me (is that possible?), or for a pre-beginner doc.
> Following http://wiki.contextgarden.net/TeTeX_3.0_installation
> and beginning of http://tug.org/teTeX/tetex-src/QuickInstall, i've :
> 	dwld     * tetex-src.tar.gz & tetex-texmf.tar.gz
> 	sudo mkdir -p /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf 
> 	sudo mkdir -p /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf-dist
> SHIT HAPPENS HERE : it's like i'm missing some basic commands,
> because if I type what next, term conplains : gzip -dc
> tetex-texmf.tar.gz \| (umask 0; cd /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf-dist;
> tar xvf -)

I think I've solved this: I just realized you have \| here,
where it should have been just a |, without backslash.

The backslash on the line above it in the quickinstall is there
to "hide" the newline that follows it from the shell (look
up 'backslash' in bash-s man page)

Cheers, Taco

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