Ubuntu 12.04 still includes the outdated and obsolete 2009 version of TeX Live. Other than installing manually from the TeX Live website, is there any alternative to install the latest 2012 version on Ubuntu Precise 12.04?
TeX Live 2012 is available for 12.04 in an official "backports" PPA
TeX Live 2012 is scheduled for inclusion in the next Ubuntu release (Quantal 12.10). Meanwhile, Ubuntu's TeX Live maintainer, Jeremy Bicha, has created an official "backports" PPA to allow 12.04 users to easily install/upgrade to the new version.
To install/upgrade to TeX Live 2012:
The directory listing linked on the page you linked does not show the available backports for 12.04(precise).
In order to get the "2012(quantal)" version of texlive, you will need to add the backport PPA from here.
Before adding a PPA you should be aware of some of the risks involved:
Always remember that PPAs are provided by the community, you should be aware of the possible risks before just adding a PPA.
From the Synaptic Package Manager:
From the command line (Ctrl+Alt+T), enter the following commands:
This will also install the following dependencies:
you can add a repository from software center at sources option from edit in the menu of it.
one more thing is you can do it from synaptic manager also check Its menu
I don't think I have the reputation points to comment, so I am answering in response to Alexander Schleifer above: On Ubuntu 12.04 in order for the upgrade to work, I had to use:
Not "apt-add" as the answer suggested. It didn't give me an error with "apt-add" but didn't work until I tried "add-apt."
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