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Will Ubuntu 11.10 ship with TeX Live 2010 or 2011? It seems Debian will package TeX Live 2011 and TeX Live 2011 has now been released.

See also: needs-packaging request on launchpad.

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Even after debian packages it it will take some time to filter into ubuntu. May I suggest you install directly from TUG instead? That way you are not dependent on distro packaging practices for TeX packages which change pretty fast. – user7182 Jun 10 '11 at 10:57
@Jasper Loy That is a good suggestion. There is a good question on about that. However it is not an answer to my question. – N.N. Jun 13 '11 at 14:01
Right, hence I put it as a comment. See you around! – user7182 Jun 16 '11 at 22:19
I opened a bug on this back in February Feel free to mark yourself as affected! – Ingo Jul 17 '11 at 16:59
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Unfortunately, it appears that Ubuntu 11.10 will still have TeX Live 2009, rather than either 2010 or 2011. As Ingo Gerth says, you can subscribe to bug 712521 and use the green "This bug affects..." link near the top of that bug page, to indicate that you are affected by this.

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At least it seems that 11.10 will include biblatex 1.4c (instead of 11.04's 0.9a). Also it seems that 11.10 will include luatex 0.70.1 (instead of 11.04's 0.65.0). – N.N. Aug 17 '11 at 13:04

It is now more than a year since Ubuntu 11.10 was released. The upgrade from TeX Live 2009 came first with Ubuntu 12.10 which includes TeX Live 2012.

Still I have found that it easier to keep TeX Live up to date by installing it directly from upstream.

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