2.1 Simple installation ======================= Installing TeX and friends for the first time can be a daunting experience. Thus, you may prefer to skip this whole thing and just get precompiled executables: see *Note unixtex.ftp::. This section explains what to do if you wish to take the defaults for everything, and generally to install in the simplest possible way. Most steps here refer to corresponding subsection in the next section which explains how to override defaults and generally gives more details. By default everything will be installed under `/usr/local' and the following discussion assumes this. However, if you already have TeX installed, its location is used to derive the directory under which everything is to be installed. 1. Be sure you have enough disk space: approximately 8 megabytes for the compressed archives, 15MB for sources, 50MB for compilation, 40MB for the (initial) installed system (including library files). Note: Disk space. 2. Retrieve these distribution archives: `ftp://ftp.tug.org/tex/texk.tar.gz' These are the sources, which you will be compiling. `ftp://ftp.tug.org/tex/texklib.tar.gz' This is a basic set of input files. You should unpack it in the directory `/usr/local/share'; doing so will create a `texmf' subdirectory there. These archives are mirrored on the CTAN hosts, in the `systems/web2c' directory. Note: Kpathsea application distributions. 3. When using the default search paths, there is no need to edit any distribution files. Note: Changing search paths. 4. At the top level of the distribution, run `sh configure'. (If you have the GNU Bash shell installed, run `bash configure'.) Note: Running configure. 5. `make'. Note: Running make. If you are using a BSD 4.4 system such as FreeBSD or NetBSD, you may have to use GNU make (often installed in `/usr/local/bin'), not the BSD make. 6. `make install'. Note: Installing files. 7. `make distclean'. Note: Cleaning up. 8. Set up a cron job to rebuild the filename database that makes searching faster. This line will rebuild it every midnight: 0 0 * * * cd /usr/local/share/texmf && /BINDIR/mktexlsr Note: Filename database generation, and Note: Filename database. 9. If you're installing Dvips, you also need to set up configuration files for your printers and make any additional PostScript fonts available. Note: Installation. If you have any color printers, see *Note Color device configuration: (dvips)Color device configuration. 10. The first time you run a DVI driver, a bunch of PK fonts will be built by Metafont via `mktexpk' (and added to the filename database). This will take some time. Don't be alarmed; they will created only this first time (unless something is wrong with your path definitions). By default, `mktexpk' will create these fonts in a hierarchy under `/var/tmp/texfonts'; it simply assumes that `/var/tmp' exists and is globally writable. If you need a different arrangement, see Note: mktex configuration. Note: mktex scripts. 11. For some simple tests, try `tex story \\bye' and `latex sample2e'. Then run `xdvi story' or `dvips sample2e' on the resulting DVI files to preview/print the documents. Note: Installation testing.
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