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I downloaded the latest TexLive2012 iso and installed it on my computer by running the install-tl script, I chosed the default installnation, and it finished successfully, but where can I find the executable binarys?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

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Not really an answer, but rather an alternative for next time is the TeXLive Backports PPA which provides TeXLive 2012 for Precise as Ubuntu packages. –  gertvdijk Sep 17 '12 at 13:01
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which tex should give you an answer, if it does not, you may have skipped the Post-install: setting PATH step from http://tug.org/texlive/quickinstall.html, which basically reuires you to add binaries path to your path environment. In my ~/.bashrc I have

PATH=/usr/local/texlive/2012/bin/i386-linux:$PATH
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In my opinion, you should not check the install option "Create symlinks in system directories" when you install.

Perhaps, it would be better to use the GUI to install Texlive 2012, by using:

./install-tl --gui

Before you start the GUI installation, install these two packages.

sudo apt-get install perl-tk p7zip

And then, you can run the Texlive installation.

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