Binary package “texlive-base” in ubuntu precise

TeX Live: Essential programs and files

 These files are regarded as basic for any TeX system, covering plain TeX
   macros, Computer Modern fonts, and configuration for common drivers; no
 This package includes the following CTAN packages:
  amsfonts -- TeX fonts from the American Mathematical Society.
  apalike -- APA-like citations
  bibtex -- Process bibliographies for LaTeX, etc.
  cm -- Computer Modern fonts.
  dvipdfm -- A DVI driver to produce PDF directly.
  dvipdfmx -- An extended version of dvipdfm.
  dvipdfmx-def --
  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.
  gsftopk -- Convert "ghostscript fonts" to PK files.
  hyph-utf8 -- Hyphenation patterns expressed in UTF-8.
  hyphen-base --
  ifluatex -- Provides the \ifluatex switch.
  ifxetex -- Am I running under XeTeX?
  kpathsea -- Path searching library for TeX-related files.
  makeindex -- Process index output to produce typesettable code.
  metafont -- A system for specifying fonts.
  mflogo -- LaTeX support for MetaFont logo fonts.
  mfware -- Supporting tools for use with MetaFont.
  misc --
  pdftex -- A TeX extension for direct creation of PDF.
  plain -- The Plain TeX format.
  tcdialog --
  tetex -- scripts and files originally written for or included in teTeX
  tex -- A sophisticated typesetting engine.
  texconfig --
  xdvi -- A DVI previewer for the X Window System.
  texdoc -- Documentation access for TeX distributions.