I have downloaded TeXLive 2013 and installed it as explained on the developer's website. At the end in the terminal I got the following message:

Add /usr/local/texlive/2013/texmf-dist/doc/info to INFOPATH. Add /usr/local/texlive/2013/texmf-dist/doc/man to MANPATH (if not dynamically found).

Most importantly, add /usr/local/texlive/2013/bin/x86_64-linux to your PATH for current and future sessions.

What should I do? Furthermore when compiling my documents, emacs is still using the version 2012 of TeXLive, what should I do to use the 2013 version (I already removed the TeXLive package 2012 with the Ubuntu Software Center), I'm running Ubuntu 12.10?

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I found a solution which I will present here for those in the same case as me.

Edit your .bashrc and add the following line

export PATH=/usr/local/texlive/2013/bin/x86_64-linux:$PATH

then in your terminal enter

source .bashrc

and as soon as you will open a new terminal and launch your editor you will run TeXLive-2013.

  • put it in your .profile and you will have it available even for applications launched from the desktop environment...(after login-logout)
    – Rmano
    Mar 3, 2014 at 19:06

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