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tlmgr with Ubuntu TexLive

I installed TexLive through Software Center of Ubuntu. However it does not contain tlmgr which is quite useful to update the packages. Is it possible to use tlmgr with default TexLive? If yes, how ...
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Update a package after TeX live freeze?

I realized that I want/have to update a package (moderncv). The problem is that TeX Live went frozen – so there are no more updates. Is the only thing to do is wait till the release of the next TeX ...
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Problem with TexLive installation on Fedora 17 to 20

I just upgraded to Fedora 17 and tried to install TeX Live, as usually, by downloading the install script, install-tl from tug.org. When I run ./install-tl I get this output: ...
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installing comicsans to TeX Live, Windows

I need help to install the comicsans package and the fonts. My system is TeX Live 2011, and Windows 7. Below is what I did: Copied comic.ttf and comicbd.ttf in C:\texlive\texmf-local\fonts\ttf. (I ...
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Redistributing pdfLaTeX as a part of an application

I have a "template" .tex file which I've created manually, and I want to be able to dynamically convert it to PDF in my software. On my computer I use pdflatex for the conversion, but the end user ...
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See which files are installed when installing a package with tlmgr

Is there a log somewhere that tells me what files where installed when I install a package with tlmgr?
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How to install fonts from the LaTeX font catalogue?

How can I install both fonts in the page http://www.tug.dk/FontCatalogue/garamondx/ to work together? My attempt so far was installing both as OpenType system fonts and using XeLaTeX with no success. ...
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Where does BasicTeX put the texmf directory on OSX?

I have just installed BasicTeX on OSX 10.5 and I'm trying to locate the texmf directory to copy the llncs (LaTeX .cls and .sty files) folder into. According to the install log the location should be ...
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Native vs distribution-specific installation method

I would like to ask which of these two installation methods is better for Texlive 2012 on Fedora 17. distribution-specific RPM/repository method native installation from tug.org Which gives me the ...
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How to install dsfont package?

Hi I tried to install the package by tlmgr install dsfont but I only get tlmgr: package repository http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/ctan/systems/texlive/tlnet package dsfont not present in package ...
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How do I install two fonts into a document?

I want to install two fonts tgchorus and fouriernc into a document. The font tgchorus for content of chapters, section, subsection and fouriernc for remain. I don't know to install. How must I do?
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Problem with installing TeX Live under Windows 8

I am new to LaTeX and wanted to install the required "programs". But when I came to installing TeX Live, there seemed to be a problem: Can't spawn "cmd.exe": No such file or directory at (directory) ...
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Automatic missing package download on the Mac

Is there a LaTeX distribution for the Mac which has or comes close to MiKTeX's ability to download missing packages automatically?
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After MacTeX manual update how should I remove the old one?

MacTeX 2014 is installed on OS X. But how can I remove the old one? Or is it automatically overwritten?
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Installing LaTeX on Macbook Pro

I have recently bought Macbook Pro and want to install LaTeX. I am using TeXstudio, but I need to install MiKTeX which I was using earlier in Windows. Please suggest what to install as an alternative ...
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Manually installing a font map in TEXMFHOME - updmap can't find the map-file

I am trying to install newtx from CTAN for my user only. At first, I tried to follow the README which is available there. First of, I am using TeXlive 2011 on Archlinux. I have also checked if all my ...
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How to install Beamer in Mac OS X lion?

I am brand new to LaTeX, and needed beamer package for my PowerPoint presentation. How do I install it? I have read something like this: ...
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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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External font with portable MiKTeX, Version 2.9

I have an external font and be able to use it in my documents on my desktop computer with MiKTeX 2.9. Now I try to use the same font with portable MiKTeX 2.9. The external font is located in my ...
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Using the erdc package on Mac OS X

I have the MacTeX-2012 Distribution installed on my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.8.3 Mountain Lion. Opening TeX Live Update, I see that the erdc package is installed. However, as stated in erdc.pdf, ...
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How to install and use the key fonts for a TI-Calculator in pdflatex or xelatex

This answer http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/37550/4011 suggested that it should be possible to install a font which enables one to typeset the keys of a TI-calculator. Now my question is, how to ...
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How to install correctly simhei.ttf and simsun.ttc for pdflatex on TEX Live 2013

I have simple document (don't think about the meaning of Chinese characters, they are there only for testing purpose): \documentclass[UTF8,a4paper, 11pt]{ctexart} \begin{document} 第一项 \end{document} ...
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What are the steps for installing 'xcharter'?

I would like to install and use the xcharter package, but am unclear on the steps involved. There are what appear to be instructions provided with the package, but I don't understand them. Is it ...
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TeX Live 2013 throwing up errors when using updmap and fmutil

I run TeX Live 2013 on Win 7(x64) and was doing fine with updates and everything until today. I went for another update, when suddenly the following error message popped up when the updater tried to ...
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Error when compiling xcolor.ins in TeXmaker to generate xcolor.sty file

I have downloaded xcolor.ins and xcolor.dtx from http://kern.heimat.eu/tex/xcolor.html These two files are in the same folder. When I run the .ins file I get the error message Log file not found. ...
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How to install the latest version of microtype (v. 2.5) in Linux (Ubuntu)?

How to install the latest version of microtype (v. 2.5) in Linux (Ubuntu) ? (also, is v. 2.5 still in beta?) Edit I'm using this ppa https://launchpad.net/~texlive-backports/+archive/ppa/ which ...
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Fedora manual installation and dependencies

Following answers on this website (like: How to use TeX Live on Fedora 17? and Manually installed TexLive on Fedora 16 ) I installed texlive manually on fedora and it works flawlessly. The problem I ...
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Getting pdfLaTeX ro run on new install (Mac OS X Lion) [closed]

New laptop, and attempting to set up TeXShop . I downloaded MacTeX, and attempted to install (using install-tl), but Terminal said I did not have permission. Found instructions to enable root user, ...
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Can't find TikZ library calc

I am using a Mac operating system and am not a sophisticated programmer. I am trying to run code that uses the line \usetikzlibrary{calc} but I keep getting the error "I can't find file ...
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ConTeXt Standalone installation problem under Debian GNU/Linux

I am trying to install ConTexT Standalone under LMDE, a Debian GNU/Linux operating system. I followed the system-wide installation instructions step-by-step without any problem. Except for the final ...
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TeX Live can't find “tcfmgr.map” and “fmtutil.cnf”

I ran into some problems with TeX and re-installed TeX Live. (I'm using Fedora 16 x86_64) Now, when I try to run pdflatex, it says: tcfmgr: config file `tcfmgr.map' (usually in $TEXMFMAIN/texconfig) ...
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Compilation of LaTex in Windows? With TeXnicCenter or other software?

I am forced to use Windows -machine during certain classes, software provided by this party here. I have earlier compiled things through SSH but now trying to use Tex -softwares built for Windows ...
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package install changepage [closed]

I am trying to install the package changepage. However I have the following displayed: But the option 'install' leads to nothing... as no output pdf is produced (error: changepage.sty not found) ...
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TeX Live with Kile in Ubuntu

I have found How to configure kile to run texlive 2011? and this is my problem. I have installed Ubuntu's TeXLive with sudo apt-get install texlive and TeXLive 2011 using the net installer from CTAN ...
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What is MikTeX?

I want to learn LaTeX. I was looking for some form of software when I found them at http://miktex.org/ It seems like it is free. They say easy to download. However, I don’t usually do stuff like ...
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LaTeX distributions features list?

I'm searching for a comprehensive list of features for the various LaTeX distributions like TeXLive, MiKTeX, etc. I already read What are the advantages of TeX Live over MiKTeX? but so far I've ...
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Is it necessary to disable virus scanner during TeX Live installation, and if so, why?

Is it necessary to disable virus scanner during TeX Live installation, and if so, why?
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How to move TeX Live to another partition (/data)

I'm a LyX user. Can I move all (or most) of the TeX related files/folders to another (Linux) partition (/data) and so reuse that partition for LyX-TeX after OS re-install, as well as share that TeX ...
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TeX Installation on USB

I would like to install LaTeX on a Uberstudent (Ubuntu) distro. The problem is that I only have a USB drive and the Uberstudent machine doesn't have internet access due to a lack of a wifi card. I ...
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List of packages originally installed with Tex Live

Is there way to get a list of the packages which were installed when TeX Live was initially set up? I can get a list of all present packages with tlmgr list | grep '^i' but I do not see a way to ...
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As my exponentials in TikZ plot a parabolic style function, do I install CVS version, and how?

I'm very new to LaTeX. I have read Is plotting exponential graphs a known source of bugs in TikZ? and implemented the code Jake supplied and this fixed the current problem. Thanks Jake :). On this ...
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! LaTeX Error: File `uarial.sty' not found

I am gettting the below error. ! LaTeX Error: File `uarial.sty' not found. How to fix this? Thanks
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About texhash and proper installation of TeXlive

So, I'm running linux Mint (but I guess the same applies to Ubuntu) and as is common knowledge, their TeX distribution tends to be slightly outdated. Now I can't have none of that and decide to ...
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Fundamental package texlive.infra not present [closed]

I am attempting to install TeX Live 2011 on a Windows Vista machine. The steps I followed were: Downloaded install-tl.zip from http://tug.org/texlive/acquire-netinstall.html. Double clicked on the ...
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How can I upgrade to pgf 2.10

http://sourceforge.net/projects/pgf/ shows that 2 days ago (25 Oct 2010) version 2.10 of PGF (Tikz) is released. I am currently using texlive 2010. Will pgf 2.10 come in texlive 2010, or do I have to ...
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Latex cannot find `.sty` files

I am on a mac and I believe I am using MacTeX. I am getting errors of the sort: File `fullpage.sty' not found. When I run locate fullpage.sty I get ...
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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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! LaTeX Error: File `adjustbox.sty' not found on Ubuntu 10.04.2

I have install $ sudo apt-get install texlive-full on Ubuntu 10.04.2 but when I run I got this error about adjustbox. ! LaTeX Error: File `adjustbox.sty' not found Is there anyone know how to ...
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Is there any way to have a LaTeX compiler on a Mac without root access?

Long story short, I have limited install rights on my Mac. I believe the only limitation is that I can only write files inside my user directory. I also have limited read rights to files outside my ...
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TeXLive 2011 and updmap

Well, I'm trying to install and configure TeXLive 2011 on Windows XP. As usual, a nightmare :-(. After six or seven attempts, it seems I've managed to do it but when trying to update font maps, I'm ...