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How do I install an individual package on a Linux system?

I need to install a new TeX/LaTeX/ConTeXt package on my computer. I'm running Ubuntu/Fedora/Slackware/Some-Version-Of Linux. What are the possible ways to do this? Note:   We get a ...
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Installing LyX over a vanilla TeXLive

As the title says, I would like to install LyX over a vanilla TeXLive. However, when I do yum install lyx the whole distro TeXLive is set to be installed, which I obviously don't want. On the other ...
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How to manually configure TeXstudio for Windows in the CTAN package “ProTeXt-3.1.4-020114.exe”?

I just downloaded MiKTeX and TeXstudio from CTAN as a zip file ProTeXt-3.1.4-020114.exe I then installed MiKTeX and TeXstudio. But the TeXstudio can not compile/build/view after I created/save a ...
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Where do I place my own .sty or .cls files, to make them available to all my .tex files?

I know how to define a package or a class, but how do I make it available (to myself) at all times? Say I have the package file commonstuff.sty (or myprettyclass.cls), that I want to be able to ...
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LyX say that no classes are available

I'm using LyX for some Maths coursework, I've installed LyX with MiKTeX twice now (re-installed after first encountering this problem) but I'm still getting the same problems. Basically none of the ...
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How do I add Hebrew support to TeXLive on Windows (with pdfTeX+babel)?

I just downloaded & installed TeXLive 2012 on my Windows 7 box, including Hebrew language support. I then tried to process the following document: \documentclass{article} ...
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Many package are not installed in full installation of texlive 2014 in centos

When I install, I just use sudo ./install-tl. And when I open the tlmgr. I found many packages are not installed, like collection-wintools,etc.. Is it just for other operate system? just because ...
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Installing Mathematica Fonts in MikTeX

I would like to use Mathematica fonts with pdfLaTex in Miktex, but I'm having trouble installing them. I have only found guides as to how to install them in TexLive and I don't know how to alter the ...
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Problems installing MiKTeX

I have managed to download the ProTeX package and install TeXstudio. However, I keep failing in installing MiKTeX. (I have tried to download it several times from different places to insure that it ...
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MacTeX 2014 installation failed - no software found to install [closed]

I'm having trouble installing MacTeX 2014 after I've uninstalled 2013 on my Mac. Whenever I try to install, I get the following error clicking Install. I've tried to only install TeXLive-2014 and ...
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Installing TexLive on tmpfs/RAM

I've head that installing TexLive on a ramdisk (i.e. tmpfs for Linux) could make it run faster, especially for LuaTeX. I want to try it and see as I have 16GB of memory, just in case, and I'll report ...
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How to install arara with MiKTeX / Windows?

Arara is a tool to automate your LaTeX workflow. It comes pre-installed with TeXLive 2012. However, I could not find any reference on how to install it on MikTeX / Windows. In the documentation it ...
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How to install Luajittex from binary

(tagged luaotfload as its slowness is the main reason why I'm installing this!) I have a "BIN" file called luajittex (literally that's it, no file extension or anything) which I downloaded to use for ...
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LaTeX compilation of simple document fails [closed]

I am just starting to work with LaTeX for the first time, so I apologize if my question is trivial. I recently got a first .tex document from my supervising tutor, with the request we compile it ...
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How to Install Garamondx font properly? Don't know how to create bitmap font for zgmr8r

I try to install the LaTeX package garamondx and compile the doc which comes with the package. For this, I downloaded garamondx.tds.zip from http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/install/fonts, extracted ...
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How do I get a new copy of amsart?

According to the comments and answers to this question, using an old copy of amsart gives a 1991 Mathematics Subject Classification instead of a 2010 Mathematics Subject Classification. My question ...
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Questions From a LaTeX Beginner [duplicate]

I am an undergraduate studying mathematics. I am currently in the process of writing my first paper for submission to an academic journal. While learning about the process of submitting a paper it ...
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Need help installing TeX on new computer

On my new Debian computer I installed TeX by sudo apt-get install texlive libptexenc1 luatex tex-common texlive-base texlive-binaries texlive-fonts-recommended texlive-latex-base ...
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How to install new packages on Texmaker on Ubuntu?

How do I install new packages on Texmaker? I use Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.
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Using Excel2LaTeX in Excel 2010

I just installed Excel2LaTeX in Excel 2010. I do see it in add-ins. However, I cannot find a way to operate it. That is, there is no change in the ribbon area after the package was installed. How ...
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Clean uninstall of TeX Live (for upgrading to the next version)

I understand upgrading from TeX Live 2012 to 2013 is not a single-click operation. As I was working on some important documents and didn't want to compromise my TeX distribution, I've put off ...
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Running .ins file with terminal and user command

I'm using a portable version of MiKTeX 2.9 on an external hard drive on a pc without admin rights. I try running an .ins file with TeXmaker terminal using 'latex NameOfPackage.ins', but it says can't ...
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Errors using a customised beamer theme: ua-beamer

Might I ask any help in using a customised beamer theme? The theme seems to be called ua-beamer. The GitHub repository can be found here: https://github.com/nschloe/ua-beamer. The GitHub project can ...
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Editing Tex documents in Drive

I have a simple question. Imagine I have some .tex document in a folder of my Drive account, probably making some reference to pictures etc. in the same folder. I would like to somehow work in the ...
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How do I install a style file on Mac 10.8? (Other answers don't seem to work.)

I know this question has been asked before but the solutions given do not apply/work for My 10.8 system for one reason or another. I am attempting to install a style file. I place it in the ...
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LaTeX Error: File `marvosym.sty' not found.

I am trying to get moderncv working. I just installed it and % kpsewhich moderncv.cls1 finds it. When I compile this tex document: \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{moderncv} (one line document). ...
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Installation of TeX Live did not solve a missing package problem

I'm writing this after literally half a day of trying. Ever since I installed Ubuntu (couple of weeks ago) and up until now, I've been using TeXstudio 2.6.6 for writing latex documents. I didn't have ...
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MacTex not installing

I clean-installed Mavericks and now tried to install MacTex. I tried 1. downloading the MacTeX.pkg from http://www.tug.org/mactex/index.html 2. downloading from mirrors ...
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Download MiKTeX + all packages

I would like to know where I could find an installer for MiKTeX embedding all existing LaTeX packages (if it exists). I am going to install LaTeX on a computer which will not ever be connected to ...
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ubuntu 14.04 Texlive 2014 getnonfreefonts-sys ! ERROR: The install directory '/usr/local/texlive/texmf-local' is not writable

I upgraded to Texlive 2014 on Unbutu 14.04 and trying to install non-freetonts with getnonfreefonts-sys. This command throws the following error: ERROR: The install directory ...
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Font installation - mktexmf cannot find newtxbttsla.mf file

OS: Windows 7. TexLive: pdfTeX 3.1415926-2.5-1.40.14 (TeX Live 2013/W32TeX), kpathsea version 6.1.1 I was following rules https://www.tug.org/fonts/fontinstall.html I've updated my TexLive ...
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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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MacTeX installation, non-functioning TeXShop

I used the MacTeX installation on a new MacBookPro and I find the folder /usr/texbin empty and the functionality not there, error message "Can't find required tool." "usr/texbin/pdflatex ...
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how to linstall texlive without lcdf-typetools

For some reasons (i.e, openmpi conflicts with lcdf-typetools a b, which is not the main topic here), I need to install texlive of any version without lcdf-typetools. Anyone please shed lights on how ...
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xelatex-biber in Sublime Text 3

I am new to LaTeX, using MacTeX 2014, biblatex 2.9/Biber 0.9. In need to create a custom build that includes xelatex-biber-xelatex in Sublime Text 3. Comments below from @cfr and @egreg helped me to ...
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installing *.CLS (e.g., ASL.CLS) with MikTex on windows 7 pro [duplicate]

when I try to compile \documentclass[bibother]{asl} \begin{document} foo bar baz \end{document} I get the error: "file 'asl.cls' not found". According to some postings it seems that asl.cls must ...
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How to create a a package that can be installed by tlmgr?

I want to be able to use a proprietary font on a number of Linux machines for which TeXLive is installed locally (not through the package manager). I have followed How do I use TrueType Fonts with ...
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What is the default directory I should install LaTeX packages in?

So most people are claiming that the path to install new latex packages is ~/Library/texmf when I run the terminal command kpsewhich -var-value=TEXMFHOME I get ~/Library/texmf but this directory does ...
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Can't load TeX Live Database during install

Currently, I have downloaded Tex live from here but I encounter a problem while installing it. Here is the problem "Couldn't load remote Tex Live Database. Please go back and select different ...
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TeXlive on Ubuntu, and equivs?

I've just installed TeXLive from CTAN on Ubuntu 14.04, and following the instructions set up a local "equivs" so that Ubuntu thinks that TeXLive is properly installed. However, when I use apt-get, ...
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OTF installation - error - files must be included entirely

Argh! Maybe the fonts I got are useless? I got a set of OTF fonts and am trying to install them for use with MikTeX pdflatex. (Yes I know about XeTeX and LuaTeX and that it could be easier with them. ...
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! I can't find file `ydocstrip.tex

I recently had to download the package adjustbox from CTAN and when I ran the .tex file, I had this error above . The ydocstrip is the first line of the .tex file in the adjustbox backage. Does anyone ...
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Portable install for use on Raspberry Pi

I would like to install TeXLive as a portable installation on a USB drive and then use it on a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian (a modified version of Debian). The SD card I am using for the Pi's "hard ...
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How to install and use simpsons font?

How to install and use the simpsons font? I could not use the following command: \documentclass[a4paper]{scrartcl} \usepackage{simpsons} \begin{document} \Bart \end{document} I use TeXLive ...
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Installed texlive, but can't find it on hard drive

I am using KUbuntu 14.04 and just re-installed it after setting up a new computer. Instead of texlive-full I installed sudo apt-get install texlive texlive-lang-german texlive-doc-de ...
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Difficulties installing garamondx on MacOSX - TeXShop cannot find garamondx.sty

I used getnonfreefonts to install garamondx, following instructions found at Can I install fonts from CTAN using TeX Live Utility? . Sadly, TeXShop persists in telling me LaTeX Error: File ...
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How to install third-party modules for ConTeXt (MacTex distribution)?

I install MacTeX basic package and then install context by tlmgr. How do I install third-party modules?
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Installing a font package in TeX-Live

I cannot make fourier and other font packages to work on TeX-Live on Mac OS. I have installed fourier package and tried updmap-sys and mktexlsr terminal commands in different combinations. Still the ...
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Problem with PPower4

I am new to ppower4. I have installed it from here. I have followed all the instructions given there. After installation I tried to run test example. I am getting pdf file but I am unable to post ...
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Update PGF2.10 to 3.0 with tlmgr

I want to update tikz pgf package from 2.10 version to 3. I tried hard but couldn't make tlmgr to update it. There seems some proxy issue with tlmgr. I tried the solution provided here ...