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Installing TeXmacs on GNU/Linux systems
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1.Installation method

Depending on your GNU/Linux distribution, you may choose between the following installation methods:

  1. Please check whether your distribution already supports TeXmacs, in which case you may directly install TeXmacs using the standard tools of your system.

  2. If your system admits an RPM-compatible package manager, then you may try to install our generic RPM package.

  3. Otherwise, you may install a generic binary package for TeXmacs, as explained below.

If you are interested in packaging TeXmacs for a new GNU/Linux or Unix distribution, then please take a look at our suggestions.

2.Download the package

Download the most-recent or last stable static binary distribution of GNU TeXmacs for standard Intel or AMD based PC's under GNU/Linux.

3.Unpack the package

In a shell session, cd into the directory where you wish to install TeXmacs and type

gunzip -c TeXmacs-[version]-[your system].tar.gz | tar xvf -

All files will be unpacked into the directory TeXmacs-[version]-[your system] (or TeXmacs-[version], for some older versions). Let [installation directory] be the full path of this directory.

4.Set the environment variables

Depending on your shell, either type

export TEXMACS_PATH=[installation directory]


setenv TEXMACS_PATH [installation directory]

where [installation directory] is as in step 2. We recommend to put these lines in your personal startup script, such as .bash_profile.

5.Happy TeXmacs-ing!

You should now be able to run the program:

    texmacs &

If you like the program, then please consider donating money or services to us. Of course, you may also contribute yourself. In case of problems, please subscribe to the texmacs-dev or texmacs-users mailing lists and ask your questions there. You may also directly contact us, but you might need to be more patient.

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