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The following GNU/Linux distributions provide packages or third-part packages for TeXmacs:

Please report any other distributions with sufficiently up-to-date TeXmacs packages to us. The up-to-date list of distributions with TeXmacs is maintained by Andrey Grozin.

Alt Linux

Up-to-date TeXmacs rpms can be found in the Sisyphus repository.

Debian GNU/Linux

TeXmacs is available in Debian GNU/Linux. On a correctly configured Debian system, and with net access, all you have to do to install TeXmacs (as root) is:

    apt-get install texmacs

As usual, you may obtain further information about the TeXmacs package (dependencies on other packages etc.) by executing the command

    apt-cache show texmacs

Alternatively, you may obtain the package information and the package itself from the following web pages:

If you are running the "unstable" distribution, you can get TeXmacs from "experimental" (by including the corresponding line in your /etc/apt/sources.list) which is rather up-to-date. Versions in "stable", "testing", and "unstable" are way too old. The package is currently maintained by Atsuhito Kohda.


TeXmacs lives in Fedora extras. Just do

    yum install TeXmacs

Later, the command

    yum update

will update all installed packages, including TeXmacs.


The portage tree of Gentoo usually contains an outdated version of TeXmacs. An up-to-date version can be found in the Gentoo science overlay.

First time installation:

  1. emerge layman

  2. layman -a science

  3. Add the line: source /usr/portage/local/layman/make.conf to your /etc/make.conf

  4. emerge layman

  5. Add the line: app-office/texmacs ~x86 to your /etc/portage/packages.keywords (of course, assuming your computer is x86)

  6. emerge texmacs

Updating TeXmacs

  1. layman -s science

  2. emerge texmacs


Recent versions of Mandriva contain rather up-to-date TeXmacs in contrib.

Open Suse

Recent versions of OpenSUSE contain rather up-to-date TeXmacs. Just use yast to install it.

Red Hat

Users of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and its clones (CentOS, CERN Scientific Linux, Oracle Unbreakable Linux, etc.) can find rpms of recent versions of TeXmacs at Dag Vieers repository. Just install the rpmforge-release package for your distribution, it contains all the necessary config files. Then

    yum install texmacs

As usual,

    yum update

will update all installed packages, including TeXmacs.


If you go to Italian Slackware Community and search for TeXmacs, you will find an up-to-date package. The site is mostly in Italian.


Ubuntu is based on Debian "unstable", and therefore contains TeXmacs. You can (probably) install an up-to-date TeXmacs from Debian "experimental".

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