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How to install “vanilla” TeXLive on Fedora?

Fedora has provided a very good texlive packaging. But, I think it's best to install texlive directly, using ./install-tl command. I have installed texlive directly on Ubuntu system before, by using ...
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Installing LaTeX [duplicate]

First off LaTeX was installed and then updated without my knowledge as to what is required to get the system up and running. If I wanted to install the ability to LaTeX on a home computer, what do I ...
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tlmgr proxy on Windows

I have TeX Live installed on Windows 7. I need some additional packages. The computer sits behind a proxy, so tlmgr does not work. I couldn't find any mentioning of proxies in the tlmgr documentation. ...
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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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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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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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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 http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/ctan/...
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MikTex 2.9 Package Repository woes [closed]

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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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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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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Windows 10/TexLive 2015 hangs during installation

I am installing TeXlive 2015 on a fresh Windows 10 but ran into a problem, I seek your help. First of, my system: Windows 10 Education, 64 bits install-tl-windows.exe after running install-tl-...
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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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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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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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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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I can't find the format file `Latex.fmt'!

I have just migrated to MacBook Pro running El Capitan after years on MS Windows. I happily ran Tex on Windows. I have installed MacTex and tried to typeset a sample document. I get the following ...
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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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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 https://tug.org/...
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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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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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Error: Can't find required tool

I downloaded MacTex, install it on my new machine (MacBook Air, Yosemite), but it fail to typeset with the error: Error: Can't find required tool /user/texbin/pdflatex does not exist. TeXShop is .......
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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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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 install a (.sty) package on my MiKTeX? [closed]

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? [closed]

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 ...
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Registering windows network path as local texmf directory in MiKTeX

I would like to add a Windows UNC network path (e.g. \\server\path\to\local\texmf) as local texmf directory to my MiKTeX installation. I know how to add a path that has a local drive letter (e.g. C:\...
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problem copying in the folder texmf [closed]

While I was trying to update my pgf version, I read something like I have to merge my folder in the texmf. I tried this, but I got the following error: The folder "pgf.tds" cannot be copied ...
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Install emerald package MacTex El Capitan

I am trying to install emerald package on MacTex on os x. The text live utility and the tlmgr cannot find the emerald package. tlmgr install: package emerald not present in repository. I ...
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Using the dvi2tty package

I want to convert a .dvi file using dvi2tty but I don't know how. I downloaded the dvi2tty package, which contains only some .tex files and other extensions, and I can't see from where to start. Could ...
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What is the purpose of installing the TeX Live “font/macro source tree” for ordinary users?

The TeX Live installer gives the option, checked by default, to "install font/macro source tree". The documentation states simply that omitting these files is "not recommended", with no further ...
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How can I use xindy on a system with libncurses.so.6?

My GNU/Linux system (Arch) now has libncurses.so.6 rather than libncurses.so.5. But I have upstream's vanilla TeX Live (fully updated) and xindy wants libncurses.so.5: xindy --version produces ...
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tikz based font package - no need for font installation

As I understand, if one wants to add a font package to latex for example bbm one also needs to install the fonts in the computer separately. so I thought of the option to create latex fonts using tikz ...
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MacTex Vs TexLive Installation

I have downloaded TexLive 2015 DVD, and it appears that Linux Commands can be used to install TexLive. I went to the TexLive website, and they suggest using the MacTex Distribution which agains is a ...
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LyX installation error- text class not found- 'Reconfigure' or 'use without latex' option coming

I use win-7, 64 bit. I downloaded lyx bundle 2.1.4 packaged along with miktex 2.9. After installation, when I ran the program , a pop-up appears saying- 'lyx: no textclass found'. In detail, it tells- ...
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I can't install Miktex on Windows XP “It has produced unknown software exception … ” [closed]

I need to install but I have not could do it. I have an old PIII with 384 Mb RAM running Windows XP service pack 3. I have intented to install: Basic-miktex-2.9.5721.exe, Setup-2.9.5721.exe and ...
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What does it mean to latex `\let\install=y\input{breqn.dtx}`

I'm trying to install the breqn package but have a hard time understanding where I should type what they recommend: \let\install=y\input{breqn.dtx} I use Mac, TeXShop Actually what they recommend ...
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How to install cyrtimes.sty for Texmaker with installed texlive-full at Linux Mint (Ubuntu)

I had some troubles with TeX packages installation for my minimal configuration, so I decided to install texlive-full. After that I can't build my document anymore because of missed very basic package ...
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Installing MathTime Professional 2 on El Capitan

I just purchased mtpro2 (the complete version), and I am trying to install it on a Mac using the latest El Capitan. I followed the instructions on this website: http://cims.nyu.edu/~fennell/mtpro2/. I ...
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How to install imsart?

I would like to use imsart package downloaded from http://www.e-publications.org/ims/support/ims-instructions.html . I unzipped it and copied on C:\usr\local\share\texmf\tex\latex\imsart-ims Then I ...
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problems installing MiKTeX 2.9 on windows 10 (64 bit) [closed]

I am trying for a couple of days now to install MiKTeX 2.9 but every time i'm starting to download the files on my laptop (currently running on win 10) it tell me : the operation could not be ...
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How to use Texmaker to open a file doc.ins?

I am using Texmaker on Windows 7. I have to open a file called doc.ins. The instructions say I should use the command latex doc.ins or open the file with my editor and run latex on it. Since I'm using ...