I tried to follow this link to install texlive: https://www.tug.org/texlive/quickinstall.html

But what I have, when I enter the command 'i' is the following error:

Installing to: /usr/local/texlive/2014
./install-tl: open(>/usr/local/texlive/2014/tlpkg/texlive.tlpdb.tmp) failed: Permission denied at tlpkg/TeXLive/TLPDB.pm line 427, <STDIN> line 1.

For sure it is a permission problem and I tried already doing
sudo ./install-tl and what I get is :

Installing to: /usr/local/texlive/2014
Installing [0001/2943, time/total: ??:??/??:??]: 12many [376k]
chdir(/udd/fschiano/install-tl-20141214) failed: Permission denied at tlpkg/TeXLive/TLUtils.pm line 2340, <STDIN> line 1.

Someone can help me please?

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    Why don't you merely install the texlive-full package ? See this answer
    – Xavier
    Dec 15, 2014 at 10:10

2 Answers 2


I am new to Linux and LaTex, so apologies in advance if the rest of this is of no use to you.

I just installed texlive yesterday, and I do not remember having to enter 'i'. I had the reverse problem, not being able to install the full package because of errors during installation. I am running Linux on a small board called cubieboard2, that may be missing hardware or drivers required for some packages in the full version of texlive.

My commands were the following:

apt-get install texlive
apt-get install texmaker

When you come across a missing LaTex command, in my case it was fullpage, you can use apt-file to look for it:

apt-get install apt-file
apt-file -x search '/fullpage.sty$'

If it finds the file, it should respond like this:

texlive-latex-extra: /usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/latex/preprint/fullpage.sty

saying that it found 'fullpage.sty' in package 'texlive-latex-extra', so...

apt-get install texlive-latex-extra

Note: After running

apt-file -x search '/fullpage.sty$'

it may ask you to run some updating command first. I don't remember the command, but it will tell you.


I solved my problem installing texlive-full as suggested by Xavier.

I know it is not the best solution for everyone because it is a lot of files but it worked for me.

So the command is the following:

sudo apt-get install texlive-full

I hope it will help someone else.

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