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Occasionally we are asked if UBELIX is featuring any TeX flavor. UBELIX does not provide any form of TeX to our users, neither TeX packages from the host OS nor any custom installation through EasyBuild nor other custom installations. While the distribution packages are way to old, all other forms won’t serve all researchers and installing TeX in your home directory is not that difficult. Therefore we think you should choose and install whatever serves you the most.

If in doubt, we recommend to install the TeX Live system

Install texlive to $HOME

Just follow the steps below. These are the same steps as in the official installation instructions but the installation is not unattended but interactive, so that you can change the installation directory. See there for all the additional details.

  1. mkdir -p ~/temp; cd $_ # working directory of your choice
  2. wget
  3. zcat install-tl-unx.tar.gz | tar xf -
  4. cd install-tl-*
  5. perl ./install-tl --texdir=~/texlive/YYYY # where YYYY is the texlive release
  6. Finally, prepend ~/texlive/YYYY/bin/PLATFORM to your PATH, e.g., ~/texlive/2022/bin/x86_64-linux
  7. and cleanup, cd ~; rm -rf ~/temp

Last update: 2023-09-07