- It turns out that Ubuntu's packages for "Canonical Partners" are no longer active by default. I remember the previous version having that available as a default. Instructions for including them (which includes support for Adobe's Acrobat Reader) can be found here:
In short, these three commands are necessary (if working purely from a terminal):
sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ [distro] partner"
Where [distro] is, for example, lucid, natty, oneiric, precise, quantal
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install acroread
- It also turns out that "open" is not configured to work out-of-the-box in an initial Ubuntu setup.
has some information. Of the options, the one I chose (and worked well) was:
Adding an "
alias open='gnome-open'" to my .bashrc file.
- Of course, there's the whole shebang of getting the tetex package, the instructions for which seems to change so frequently that it is really pointless writing it down here. I usually just google for "pdflatex ubuntu" and get it done quickly enough.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Ubuntu Setup for Academic publication
It would appear the default Ubuntu installation has a number of annoyances (nothing major) that need to be overcome before one can start developing and viewing pdf documents with latex.