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README.md

Linux-text-book-part-1

This is the outline and of intermediate content for Linux Technology and Philosophy based on LPIC II

How to install;

  1. You can just open the markdown (.md) in Visual Studio Code Editor (great free editor with Markdown preview support built in and it is cross platform Windows, Mac and Linux!) Here is the link

  2. Use Pandoc to build your output (This README assumes you are using Linux, but these instructions can be adapted to build on Mac and Windows since pandoc has multiple distributions

Install Instructions

Ubuntu Linux

I would recommend installing Pandoc directly from the latest Debian package. Located here: Pandoc Release Page for Pandoc 2.x. You will need to issue a dpkg command to install the deb package directly. sudo dpkg -i pandoc-2.2.*-amd64.deb

Linux dependencies - On Debian/Ubuntu

  • texlive
  • texlive-latex-recommended
  • texlive-latex-extra
  • texlive-fonts-recommended
  • texlive-fonts-extra
  • texlive-font-utils
  • texlive-xetex
  • librsvg2-bin

Install these via this command:

sudo apt-get install texlive texlive-latex-recommended texlive-latex-extra texlive-fonts-recommended texlive-fonts-extra texlive-xetex texlive-font-utils librsvg2-bin

Additional Fonts are needed. To add the Charis Sil font to Ubuntu 16.04 can add the repo via these steps:

  • wget http://packages.sil.org/sil.gpg
  • sudo apt-key add sil.gpg
  • sudo apt-add-repository "deb http://packages.sil.org/ubuntu/ $(lsb_release -sc) main"
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install fonts-sil-charis

To Install the Inconsolata font:

  • sudo apt-get install fonts-inconsolata
  • sudo fc-cache -fv

To confirm install from the command line type: pandoc -v

Linux Dependencies - On Fedora 31 & 32

This is for installing Pandoc 2.X branch. You will need to download the Pandoc binary from pandoc.org, do not install via dnf or yum as those versions are out of date. Extract the tarball (tar.gz) and copy the contents of ./pandoc-2.X/bin/ to /usr/local/bin. You will need to use sudo because /usr/local/bin/ is owned by root. Tested with version 2.9.1 and 2.10.x.

  • texlive
  • texlive-latex-fonts
  • texlive-xetex
  • texlive-inconsolata-doc
  • levien-inconsolata-fonts
  • texlive-inconsolata
  • texlive-nfssext-cfr.noarch
  • texlive-plnfss.noarch
  • texlive-psnfss.noarch
  • texlive-nfssext-cfr
  • sil-charis-compact-fonts
  • sil-charis-fonts
  • texlive-texliveonfly
  • texlive-pdftex
  • librsvg2-tools
sudo dnf install texlive texlive-latex-fonts texlive-xetex texlive-inconsolata-doc levien-inconsolata-fonts texlive-inconsolata texlive-nfssext-cfr.noarch texlive-plnfss.noarch texlive-psnfss.noarch texlive-nfssext-cfr sil-charis-compact-fonts sil-charis-fonts texlive-texliveonfly texlive-pdftex librsvg2-tools

To check if the install went correctly type: pandoc -v on the command line.

macOS

Install the macOS missing package manager - Homebrew and run the instructions located here: http://pandoc.org/installing.html

brew install pandoc
brew install pandoc-siteproc
brew install libsvrg homebrew/basictex
sudo tlmgr update --self
sudo tlmgr install collection-fontsrecommended

To Install the Charis SIL font:

  • wget https://software.sil.org/downloads/r/charis/CharisSIL-5.000.zip -P /tmp
  • unzip /tmp/CharisSIL-5.000.zip -d ~/Library/Fonts

To Install the Inconsolata font:

  • wget https://fonts.google.com/download?family=Inconsolata -O /tmp/Inconsolata.zip
  • unzip /tmp/Inconsolata.zip -d ~/Library/Fonts/Inconsolata

Windows

You need Pandoc > 2.x and > MikTex 2.9.x to build this book proper as well as the Charis Sil and Inconsolata fonts.

In order to enable script execution for PowerShell - run this command from an Administrator enabled PowerShell console:

Set-ExecutionPolicy -ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned

You can then run the build script ./build-windows.ps1 from the PowerShell window and this will generate the digital output

On your first build you will receive a Package Installation dialogue from MikTex asking you to install additional packages so as to be able to generate PDFs.

Windows Errors

If you receive this error: fontspec error

The way to remediate it to launch the MikTex Package Manager, search for fontspec, uninstall the fontspec package, then reinstall it.

Kindle .mobi

To generate .mobi files for use on Kindle devices or apps, you need to install Kindlegen from Amazon here. This executable converts epub file formats to .mobi which works in the Amazon Kindle Works on Windows, MacOS, and Linux.

Reading ePUBs

On Windows there are a few less than ideal options for Reading epub files.

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