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I am having problems installing tex/latex/texlive packages on 12.04.

My setup:

> cat /etc/issue; uname -a
Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS \n \l
Linux ubuntu 3.2.0-33-generic-pae #52-Ubuntu SMP Thu Oct 18 16:39:21 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

I tried starting from scratch:

apt-get purge $(dpkg --get-selections | cut -f 1 | grep --color=never '^tex\|tex$' | paste -s -d ' ')

But trying to install things:

apt-get install texlive-base

still fails:

> dpkg --status texlive-base
Package: texlive-base
Status: install ok half-configured

This might be related to bug:

but the solution there does not fix the issue for me!

Dump of apt-get install textlive-base @

Dump of dpkg --configure -a 2>&1 @

Dump of dpkg-query --status texlive-base @

Dump of /etc/libpaper.d/texlive-base @

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closed as too localized by Seth, hhlp, Rafał Cieślak, Uri Herrera, Chris Wilson Feb 25 '13 at 11:58

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Please include the full output from apt-get install texlive-base – tumbleweed Nov 30 '12 at 13:35
Here it is: – Robottinosino Nov 30 '12 at 20:16
texlive-base's postinst script is failing. I suggest putting a set -x near the top of /var/lib/dpkg/info/texlive-base.postinst and running dpkg --configure -a. Maybe that'll help show what the problem is. – tumbleweed Nov 30 '12 at 20:59
Good idea, here's the output: I can't interpret it, does it tell you anything? – Robottinosino Nov 30 '12 at 21:22
It seems this question is abandoned. So I'll vote to cloe it. – qbi Feb 23 '13 at 20:12