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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2008

    Question Latex install and uninstall

    I tried to installed Latex in kubundu, but as a new user, I made a mistake soon. I tried to compile a tex code and found it has an error of finding some .sty files, then I assumed that my latex installation is not proper. My mistake is that I tried to remove the current latex by using 'rm', instead of sudo adt-get remove latex. Now after some files in texmf-live have been removed, i then tried to uninstall the latex by sudo adt-get remove latex (so that i can install it again), and the results of removal is:
    sudo apt-get autoremove latex
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    Package latex is not installed, so not removed
    The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
    linux-headers-2.6.27-7 linux-headers-2.6.27-7-generic
    The following packages will be REMOVED:
    linux-headers-2.6.27-7 linux-headers-2.6.27-7-generic
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 2 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    After this operation, 52.0MB disk space will be freed.
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y
    (Reading database ... 114100 files and directories currently installed.)
    Removing linux-headers-2.6.27-7-generic ...
    Removing linux-headers-2.6.27-7 ...

    But obviously Latex is not removed from my system. When i type Latex in the command line, it has such results:
    This is pdfTeXk, Version 3.141592-1.40.3 (Web2C 7.5.6)
    %&-line parsing enabled.

    I do not know what to do now. It seems that i can not remove the old latex installation, neither install a new one. I need help and any suggestion will be highly appreciated !


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

    Re: Latex install and uninstall

    Part of the problem is that there is no package called 'latex'.
    There are packages called things like 'latex-209-base', but nothing called plain 'latex'.

    We'll need the correct package name in order to remove it.

    Please post the output of
    dpkg --get-selections | grep tex
    It will show all the packages with the letters 'tex' in their names.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2012

    Exclamation Re: Latex install and uninstall

    patrick@patrick-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get autoremove texlive-full
    [sudo] password for patrick:
    E: dpkg a été interrompu. Il est nécessaire d'utiliser « sudo dpkg --configure -a » pour corriger le problčme.
    patrick@patrick-desktop:~$ dpkg --get-selections | grep tex

    texlive-lang-norwegian install
    texlive-lang-other install
    texlive-lang-polish install
    texlive-lang-portuguese install
    texlive-lang-spanish install
    texlive-lang-swedish install
    texlive-lang-tibetan install
    texlive-lang-ukenglish install
    texlive-lang-vietnamese install
    texlive-latex-base install
    texlive-latex-base-doc install
    texlive-latex-extra-doc install
    texlive-latex-recommended install
    texlive-latex-recommended-doc install
    texlive-latex3 install
    texlive-luatex install
    texlive-math-extra install
    texlive-metapost install
    texlive-metapost-doc install
    texlive-music install
    texlive-pictures install
    texlive-plain-extra install
    texlive-pstricks install
    texlive-pstricks-doc install
    texlive-science install
    texlive-science-doc install
    texlive-xetex install
    thailatex install
    Here it is

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