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TeX Live 2005, a comprehensive TeX system.


TeX Live 2005 provides a comprehensive TeX system for most types of Unix, including GNU/Linux and MacOSX, and also Windows. It includes all major freely-available TeX-related programs, macro packages, and fonts, including support for many languages around the world.

Version and Copyright Information

version: The distribution is TeX Live 2005.

Some major programs identify themselves as follows:

  • TeX 3.141592 (Web2C 7.5.5)
  • kpathsea 3.5.5
  • pdfeTeX 3.141592-1.30.4-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.5)
  • dvips(k) 5.95b
  • dvipdfm 0.13.2c
  • BibTeX 0.99c (Web2C 7.5.5)

A major underlying library is identified as:

  • kpathsea 3.5.5

copyright: All software in the TeX Live distribution is freely redistributable, within the Free Software Foundation's definition and the Debian Free Software Guidelines.

That said, TeX Live has neither a single copyright holder nor a single license covering its entire contents, since it is a collection of many disparate packages. Therefore, you may copy, modify, and/or redistribute software from TeX Live only if you comply with the requirements placed thereon by the owners of the respective packages.


Typically you write and mark up your thesis.tex with a text editor of your choice using the LaTeX2e format. Make a PostsScript version,, as follows:

  • latex thesis
  • dvips thesis

Make a PDF version, thesis.pdf, either as follows:

  • pdflatex thesis

Or as follows:

  • latex thesis
  • dvipdfm thesis

Help, Manuals and Documentation

help commands:
man prog, prog --help

further information:
Most programs in TeX Live have a useful --help option.

There are some man and info pages.


  • TL 2005 info is dynamically linked to an older library that we do not have
  • We have a working /usr/bin/info but now there is a conflict

  • Bugs 4 (msg), 6 (picins), possibly 8 (a config option) of list might need fixing (bother)

  • TL 2005 xdvi gives a seemingly inappropriate error "Muistialueen ylitys" (hey, I did not ask them in Finnish) but then X does not seem to work for us anyway so never mind

License Text

Other Information

Field of science: Linguistics


License: LicenseTypeP

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See also: KitWiki.SuomenKielipankki:Dev:Linguistics_Software, Old.ToolResources
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