How To Install texconfig-dialog on Ubuntu 22.04

In this guide, we’ll discuss How To Install texconfig-dialog on Ubuntu 22.04. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update texconfig-dialog.

One-liner install command

For those in a hurry, here's a one-line installation command:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt -y install texlive-base

But if you are interested in the detailed steps with descriptions, the following information is for you.

What is texconfig-dialog and what are the ways to install it?

Before beginning this tutorial, you will need access to a server or computer running Ubuntu 22.04. This guide was written specifically with a server running Ubuntu 22.04 in mind, although it should also work on older, supported versions of the operating system.

Also, make sure you are running a regular, non-root user with sudo privileges configured on your server. When you have an account available, log in as your non-root user to begin.

There are several ways to install texconfig-dialog on Ubuntu 22.04. You can use (links are clickable):

In the following sections, we will describe each method in detail. You can choose one of them or refer to the recommended one.

Install texconfig-dialog using apt-get

First, update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt-get database, You can install texconfig-dialog using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install texlive-base

Install texconfig-dialog using apt

Because texconfig-dialog is available in Ubuntu 22.04’s default repositories, it is possible to install it from these repositories using the apt packaging system.

To begin, update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, You can install texconfig-dialog using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install texlive-base

Install texconfig-dialog using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Ubuntu 22.04. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating aptitude database, You can install texconfig-dialog by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install texlive-base

How to upgrade (update) a single package texconfig-dialog using apt-get?

First, you will need to update packages index. Run update command as usual:

sudo apt-get update

Next, to upgrade only the texconfig-dialog, e.g. single package, you should use the following format with the apt-get command/apt command:

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install texlive-base

Note that this command will not install any new packages! If you wish to install the package if it doesn't exist you may leave out --only-upgrade part.

How To Uninstall texconfig-dialog from Ubuntu 22.04

To uninstall only the texconfig-dialog package you can execute the following command:

sudo apt-get remove texlive-base

Uninstall texconfig-dialog and all its dependencies

To uninstall texconfig-dialog and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Ubuntu 22.04, you can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove texlive-base

Remove texconfig-dialog with all configurations and data

To remove texconfig-dialog configuration and data from your system you can run the following purge command:

sudo apt-get -y purge texlive-base

Remove texconfig-dialog completely (configurations, data and all of its dependencies)

And lastly, you can run the next command to remove absolutely everything related to texconfig-dialog package, e.g.: configurations, data and all of its dependencies. Just use this command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge texlive-base

Extra info and code examples

These files are regarded as basic for any TeX system, covering plain TeX macros, Computer Modern fonts, and configuration for common drivers; no LaTeX. This package includes the following CTAN packages: texlive.infra -- basic TeX Live infrastructure amsfonts -- TeX fonts from the American Mathematical Society bibtex -- Process bibliographies for LaTeX, etc cm -- Computer Modern fonts colorprofiles -- Collection of free ICC profiles dvipdfmx -- An extended version of dvipdfm dvips -- A DVI to PostScript driver enctex -- A TeX extension that translates input on its way into TeX etex -- An extended version of TeX, from the NTS project etex-pkg -- E-TeX support package glyphlist -- Adobe Glyph List and TeX extensions graphics-def -- Colour and graphics option files gsftopk -- Convert "Ghostscript fonts" to PK files hyph-utf8 -- Hyphenation patterns expressed in UTF-8 hyphen-base -- core hyphenation support files ifluatex -- Provides the \ifluatex switch ifxetex -- Am I running under XeTeX? knuth-lib -- A small library of Metafont sources knuth-local -- Knuth's local information kpathsea -- Path searching library for TeX-related files lua-alt-getopt -- Process application arguments the same way as getopt_long luatex -- The LuaTeX engine makeindex -- Makeindex development sources metafont -- A system for specifying fonts mflogo -- LaTeX support for Metafont logo fonts mfware -- Supporting tools for use with Metafont pdftex -- A TeX extension for direct creation of PDF plain -- The Plain TeX format tetex -- scripts and files originally from teTeX tex -- A sophisticated typesetting engine tex-ini-files -- Model TeX format creation files texlive-common -- TeX Live documentation (common elements) texlive-docindex -- top-level TeX Live doc.html, etc. texlive-en -- TeX Live manual (English) unicode-data -- Unicode data and loaders for TeX updmap-map -- auto-generated font map files xdvi -- A DVI previewer for the X Window System texdoc -- Documentation access for TeX Live texdoctk -- Easy access to package documentation


You now have a full guide on how to install texconfig-dialog using apt, apt-get and aptitude tools. Also, we showed how to update as a single package and different ways to uninstall the texconfig-dialog from Ubuntu 22.04.

See also:

How To Install texconfig-dialog on Kali Linux

How To Install texconfig-dialog on Debian 11

How To Install texconfig-dialog on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install texconfig-dialog on Fedora 34

How To Install texconfig-dialog on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install texconfig-dialog on CentOS 8