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Trouble installing MiKTeX 2.9 on Windows 10

I have PC with fresh install of Windows 10. I am now trying to install the version of MiKTeX 2.9, but am running into same installation problem. The install starts fine (Net install, basic install, ...
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How to install a .sty file on Texmaker

I'm quite new to LaTeX, so please take that in consideration when answering my question. Thank you. So I want to install ans.sty, but I'm not quite sure how to do so. I'm using TexMaker and I've ...
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Sudden problems loading Bussproofs

I am trying to use Sam Buss's bussproofs package. I have previously been able to run the package normally by calling upon it in the preamble as \usepackage{buss proofs} but now it is to no avail. ...
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Can arara rules be accessed from a portable source?

Sort of a continuation of this question: Where do the local arara rules live under windows?... I use LaTeX on just about every computer I use, and since I am constantly bouncing between work and ...
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Lualatex don't work after update [duplicate]

After I did an update of MikTeX of packages lualatex won't compile anymore. I tried this solution Why does Lualatex crash after a recent update?, but no luck. I got this error file: Creating the ...
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How to migrate MikTeX to TeXLive/MacTeX

I was pretty comfortable in using ProTeXt distro of MikTeX (2013) in my Windows-7 netbook. When I switched over to a MacBook, I installed MacTeX, Mac variant of TeXLive (2014). In spite of its huge ...
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MiKTeX Package Manager randomly failing

I am developing a songbook compilation software, that is being automatically tested on AppVeyor (windows environment). Before testing my software, AppVeyor needs to install MikTex and some packages: ...
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Can't find LaTex font phvb on mac

I was compiling a latex document on mac osx and getting this error: This is METAFONT, Version 2.7182818 (TeX Live 2015) (preloaded base=mf) kpathsea: Running mktexmf phvb ! I can't find file `phvb'. ...
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How to reinstall MiKTeX

I want to re-install my MiKTeX distribution on my computer. What would be the most advisable way of doing it? What is the process of uninstalling the previous version safely and installing the new ...
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tlmgr how to disable switch to user mode?

Everytime I run tlmgr to install packages, I get the following messages: $ sudo tlmgr install xetex (running on Debian, switching to user mode!) tlmgr: package repository ...
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How do I restore my TeX path?

I have an up-to-date installation of MacTeX (2012) on my machine, but a recent upgrade of my system software seems to have removed TeX from my path. TeX Live Utility recognizes my installation and ...
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How should one maintain and update a MiKTeX installation?

Every once in a while after updating MiKTeX, the installation gets into an inconsistent state. This might be a problem with the packages (an example is described in this question), but sometimes ...
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MikTex 2.9 Package Repository woes

After trying (unsuccessfully) to install the mathtools package it now seems my entire package manager is broken. I can no longer get to a point where I can select a mirror from the list. Automatic ...
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Diagnostics about LaTeX installation

I have a machine where I know that pdflatex plus some packages are installed. I can compile any given .tex file on that machine and view the output, but I cannot inspect the machine directly. What is ...
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List all installed packages and their versions from the command line

How can I generate a list of all installed LaTeX packages, classes, and fonts on the command line with MikTeX? Raw output is fine for my use case. Related, with a TeXlive solution: Diagnostics about ...
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Quickly Installing TeX Live on multiple windows machines with rather slow network?

I plan to have my students install TeX Live on their laptops (mostly Windows 8 or 10 Pro). If all of them download the packages at the same time, the network will be stalled. I could hand around the ...
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TeXlive versions, installation of packages

I'm experiencing some problems with the following issues: 1) How to know what is the TeXlive version I'm using, and how to know if it's the latest one; 2) How to update it in case it's not updated ...
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completely blank console

I've now reinstalled LaTeX several times on my Mac after upgrading to the El Capitan OS. I read the document on how to change directories and everything seems to be in the proper place. Except when ...
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problems installing mathtools

There have been a few questions regarding installing this package in the past, but they now seem to be out of date. I'm using MiKTeX 2.9 and TexMaker. When I try \usepackage{mathtools} in TexMaker it ...
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Not able to install packages

When I run my code the pop up for installations comes but then it is showing error that the tikz.sty not found. I think the installation does not work. \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} ...
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What's Happening With My Path After Upgrade to El Capitan?

I've tried everything I could find (within good reason) regarding how I should proceed in making my TeX files compile again and nothing works. After hunting it down in the computer, I have found that ...
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LaTeX can not find pdfTeX

After updating system operation my LaTeX file gave me this error You need a TeX distribution like MacTeX installed on your system to typeset your document. When a TeX distribution is installed you ...
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Installing Arial Font

I need to write my document in Arial font, and I have no idea how to install the font. Would anyone be able to give a step by step guide? I have tried to use other guides, but they get rather ...
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how can I include arabxetex to texlive package

I would like to install arabxetex package. I have already installed arabtex with command line sudo apt-get install texlive-lang-arabic. However I can't find a similar command for "arabxetex". Is there ...
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Download and installation of LaTex for Linux Ubuntu [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu and I want to download and install LaTeX, what should I choose and where can I find it? Thanks.
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MiKTeX update fails due to missing mpm.exe

I am running a freshly installed MiKTeX set-up (v2.9, x64) but it fails to install updates through the "Update" tool. After selecting packages to update, it downloads them but then interrupts the ...
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Miktex package installation Dongle TCP failure

Trying to instal tabu.sty -during respository specification as internet - TCP communication problem (using a internet dongle so cannot specify address) any way out?
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Changing the location of auto-installed packages in MiKTeX

This is a software question, specific to MiKTeX: I have automatic downloading of packages enabled, so that if I try to use a style that's not in the existing directory trees, it is downloaded from ...
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TeX Live 2013 on Red Hat 6.4

As many of you know, Red Hat 6.4 comes with obsolete version of TeX Live from 2007. Unfortunately, TeX Live is dependency for many important packages we use in the Lab most notably R-3.0.2. Could ...
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TeX Live permissions on OS X

So, after installing TeX Live 2015 (via the downloadable package) next to Homebrew, my directory-structure looks like this drwxr-xr-x 24 ec admin 816 20 Jan 20:58 | /usr/local drwxr-xr-x 176 ...
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How to install syntax highlight package minted on Windows 7?

I followed the instruction from this link: http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/minted/ Firstly, I install Python 2.7, then create a folder named Scripts in the directory: ...
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Download of 32-bit or 64-bit Miktex on a 64-bit Pc (Windows 10)

Speravir (user on this site) has posted somewhere in a comment (unfortunately I can't find it anymore) that it is better to install the 32-bit Version of Miktex even if your working on a 64-bit ...
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Manual font installation

Frequently there are questions about, how to manually install a font, what very often means “Type1 font”. So I thought, we should write a general answer about the several aspects to regard. Beside ...
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Installing LaTeX El Capitan

I saw that some quite similar questions have already been asked on the forum, but, still, I can't find a way to solve my problem. I've just installed the mactex package 2015 from ...
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How to install the algorithms package?

According to my ubuntu 11.04 my texlive is the latest version. But when I tried to \usepackage{algorithm} it says file algorithm.sty is not found. I read the algorithm.pdf manual and tried latex ...
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Having trouble getting SageTeX working

According to the Make SageTeX known to TeX, the preferred way to let TeX know about SageTeX is to copy the tex folder found at SAGE_ROOT/local/share/texmf/tex (which in my OS X case is ...
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sagetex.sty not found

i have ubuntu 15.10 and sage 6.9 installed,and texlive/texmaker, and have been trying to get sagetex to work. i followed the instructions in the reference manual, and first attempted the 3rd, and ...
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How to install texlive on ubuntu and how can I locate texlive after installation? [duplicate]

Months ago, I successfully installed TeXLive on ubuntu 12.04. Weeks ago, I updated my system from 12.04 to 14.04 but my TeXLive stopped work. So, I tried to uninstall my TeXLive and install it again. ...
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Why shouldn't I use getnonfreefonts to install additional fonts? Why shouldn't I use updmap when installing or removing fonts?

This question and answer is a response to a request from Joseph Wright. Why shouldn't I use getnonfreefonts to install additional fonts? Why shouldn't I use updmap when installing or removing fonts? ...
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Installing the sfg package

I'm on Windows 10 64-bit, with MiKTeX and TeXstudio. I want to draw signal flow graphs in LaTeX, so I have "installed" the sfg package, along with pstricks and fp (the prerequisites). Unfortunately, ...
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png, jpeg, etc not being found

I just did a clean install of windows 10, and I'm trying to get latex up and running again. I just installed the basic MikTex 2.9 package and TexMaker. I gave MikTex the authority to install ...
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Error: Make sure that you have installed a (La)TeX distribution

I just installed MiKTeX and TeXstudio. I opened TeXstudio and recieved the following message when I tried to compile: Make sure that you have installed a (La)TeX distribution e.g. MiKTeX or TeX Live, ...
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`MacTeX` problem: `/Library/TeX/texbin/pdflatex does not exist` error

Like others have noted, after upgrading to El Capitan, there was a required reconfiguration for MacTeX. I completed the fix specified here: https://tug.org/mactex/UpdatingForElCapitan.pdf. So, I ...
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TeXworks can not find pdfTeX

There are other questions similar to this, but I can't apply the same solution because the problem is quite different. Some months ago, I installed a full pack of LaTeX (TeXworks, BibDesk, etc) that ...
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fancyhdr package not found

I'm trying to use the fancyhdr package for headers and footnotes for my LaTeX report, but when I compile TeX returns an error saying that fancyhdr.sty file can't be found. Any suggestion on how to ...
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How do I install TeX/LaTeX on Windows

I am new to TeX/LaTeX. How do I install TeX on Windows (7)? It seems that there are many different implementations, so which one is best for my OS?
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Completely hermetic, local TeX install

I have an unusual situation. My deployment environment needs to place pdfTeX and associated files into a custom directory that is not known until deploy time, and changes from one server to the next ...
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Auto Package download for TeXLive

I use MiKTeX on Windows and quite satisfied with it. Recently I started switching all my tasks toward open-source alternatives, and in the course I would love to use Linux. But the problem is in Linux ...
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How to install a (.sty) package on my MiKTeX?

I downloaded from "CTAN.org" a package called arabtex. I thought it's going to be a file, like arabtex.sty. But what happened actually was that it was a folder, and I don't know how to install it on ...
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Can I install MikeTex 2.9 on my Windows XP Service Pack 2 system?

I'm using an Pentium 4 desktop PC, with an Intel Celeron 1,8 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM, and 40 GB of hard disk space, partitioned into C:, D:, and E: drives. I'm running Microsodt Windows XP ...