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I was using MikTeX in Windows 7. Now that I have changed to Ubuntu 12.04, I was looking for a equivalent replacement for it.

I tried MikTeX for Debian systems but the following error came:

dpkg: error processing /home/venom/Download/miktex-tools-2.8_beta_2-1-i386-linux.deb (--install):
cannot access archive: No such file or directory
Errors were encountered while processing:
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up vote 5 down vote accepted

Instead ok miktex that's oriented to windows, you could try Tex Live:

Open terminal and add TeX Live backports ppa via this command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:texlive-backports/ppa

Update the source:

sudo apt-get update

Now install tex live 2012 with this command:

sudo apt-get install texlive

There's also some good information you could read on our forum:

Problems installing TeX Live 2012 on 12.04

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thanks man... you are a life saver!!! – Munai Das Udasin Jul 17 '12 at 13:12
Don't forget to upvote and choose the answer as the solution – LnxSlck Jul 17 '12 at 13:37
cant voteup my rep less than 15... so after you!!! :P – Munai Das Udasin Jul 17 '12 at 14:48
Why not texlive from repos? – enzotib Aug 14 '12 at 12:32

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