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How do I update the TexLive 2011 with the latest packages available on tug.org using the tlgmr?

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up vote 5 down vote accepted

This is all described on the tlmgr TUG website. From the command prompt, you can type

tlmgr update --self --all

This should update the actual TeX Live manager tlmgr (by virtue of --self), as well as update all installed package (via --all).

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Thanks, Werner. – Regis da Silva Oct 18 '11 at 5:42

Alternatively, you may use the GUI

tlmgr --gui

This way you can search for packages in CTAN too (most of them actually, as not all of them are supported by TexLive).

Needless to say, depending on your platform and the way you installed TexLive you may or you may not need root privileges.

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