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TeX Live Manager Update: Linux

How to install "vanilla" TeXLive on Debian or Ubuntu? which is the TUG installation (not through synaptic package manager) suggests sudo /opt/texbin/tlmgr --gui can be used to update the ...
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Texlive installation issue: repository database loading takes forever

I am trying to install Texlive 2014 on my Windows 7 laptop. The issue is that when I run "install-tl-windows" in the command line, and I press next in the GUI that pops up, I get a message saying ...
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XeTeX in OpenBSD

How could I get XeTeX in OpenBSD? I have tried to: pkg_add texlive_base-2012, but it tries to install so much more that I ran out of space. run the install-tl perl script for TL13, but even if I ...
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Cant edit a document on first install of tex maker

just bought myself a new laptop today, a macbook pro. I am in the middle of doing my masters dissertation so i download tex maker, plug in my usb and get editing what i already have. However for some ...
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How to install “vanilla” TeXLive on Debian or Ubuntu?

Debian and Ubuntu have very good texlive packaging. But I'd like to use tlmgr to have a more fine-grained control about upgrades and which packages I want to be installed. So how do I install ...
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MacTex installation on MacBook pro w/ OSX 10.9.5

After a OSX system reinstallation from scratch, I try to reinstall also MacTex. The new installation stops at the initial stage of package verification with the error: WindowServer[112]: ...
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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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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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TexStudio Then Miktex Installed in Wrong Order

I installed TexStudio on my laptop without realizing I first needed Miktex (or texlive) I installed Miktex but the paths were not automatically recognized. I uninstalled TexStudios and reinstalled it ...
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Create a Math Document help!

I am an undergrad and am currently doing my first research project. I would like to start typing my work as I have to begin writing a paper soon and also I wnat to start doing my proof homework in ...
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I can't use PDFlatex using apple mac!

I have recently joined the mac club and I am having trouble using pdflatex. I have installed MacTex which should have everything included but when trying to run typeset I receive the error ...
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texlive lineo and fourier packages for CentOS 7?

On a system recently installed with a fresh copy of CentOS 7, I attempted to compile some LaTeX documents and was met with missing LaTeX packages. After installing some basic distributions using the ...
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LaTeX not compiling after switching computer

I've changed computers recently; my project was compiling just fine previously, and on the new computer it's not compiling at all. The output is stuck at the last version I compiled on the previous ...
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tikz cd: ! I can't find file `librarycd.code.tex'

The cd package for tikz seems to be failing, or missing. I am using Kile in Ubuntu 10.4, and I installed all the tikz-related packages my package manager could find. MWE: ...
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Error installing Vim-LaTeX using Pathogen on MacVim

I installed vim-latex using pathogen following the very clear instructions proposed in: How to install vim-latex? However, when I open a .tex file using MacVim, I get the following error message: ...
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How to install TexLive on dualboot with shared TEXDIR?

Note: this question is very similar to mine, but the answer states I would recommend you to install the full TeXLive manually (i.e. not using the Ubuntu packages) with both Linux and Windows ...
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Uninstalling STIX Fonts

I recently installed the texlive-full package, and want to uninstall the STIX fonts because they are interfering with my MathJax rendering. What is the terminal command to uninstall them? (I'm using ...
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Problem using locally installed font

I installed a font locally under $HOME/texmf, and after running texhash everything seems to be in place: > kpsewhich mtpro2.map /home/mafp/texmf/fonts/map/dvips/mtpro2/mtpro2.map > kpsewhich ...
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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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Difference between tex.fmt and plain.fmt in TeX Live

My setup: TeX Live, version 2014.20141024-2 (packaged with Debian 8 Jessie) In man tex it's written: ... when called as tex the tex format is used, which is identical to the plain format ... If ...
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Uninstalling MiKTeX 2.9

I installed MiKTeX 2.9 on windows 7 but I was not able to compile files in Texmaker. Then I installed TeX Live, which is working fine. Now when I try to uninstall MiKTeX from Control panel, it gives ...
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MikTex installing packages into the user's folder

Is it at all possible to configure MikTex to install the packages into the main program folder instead of into each and every user's home folder hierarcy? I appreciate that there may be permission ...
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Latex on Bootable CD (700mb) with Minimal Operating System

I want to use latex with a minimal operating system that will run from bootable cd. One of the option is texnix. http://sourceforge.net/projects/texnix . Any other option with good tex editor ...
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MiKTeX 2.9 Does NOT Support `hypernat`

Today I migrated from MiKTeX 2.8 to MiKTeX 2.9 (on Windows XP). Starting to compile old LaTeX files, I noticed the following error: ! LaTeX Error: File `hypernat.sty' not found. A little search ...
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I can't latex the eledmac.ins and eledpar.ins

When I try to run latex on eledmac.ins I get an error saying that 'Log File not found', although in the directory a log is created with the name texput.log with the following info: This is pdfTeX, ...
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Is is possible to install only the required LaTeX tool “pdflatex” in Ubuntu?

I do not know the dependencies b/w the tools provided by the LaTeX bulky lib. A suggested command to install LaTeX tools on Ubuntu is: sudo apt-get install texlive-full It's full installation ...
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Installing STY linux mint texlive not working

I'm strying to install the mhchem package on my linux machine and it's not working. So far I've tried putting it in /usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/latex/mhchem and then running texhash on that ...
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Can I make install-tl write an installation profile without actually installing?

The question is in the title, really. I want to prepare several installation profiles for use on Travis (skipping compiled documentation, fonts, etc.), but I can't figure a way to do this without ...
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Create a local texmf tree in MiKTeX

In TeX Live there are TEXMFLOCAL for admin and TEXMFHOME for user pre-defined, but in MiKTeX there’s by default no local texmf tree installed, though it is useful, cf. Purpose of local texmf trees. ...
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Can I install TeXLive on Windows 7 just by copy/paste (without affecting the system/registry)?

I want to install TeX Live 2014 on a notebook with Windows 7 Professional installed on it for testing something (performance). However I do not want to change something in the system registry, so ...
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Manage migration to new mac (with Migration assistant)

I migrated to a new mac with Migration assistant and pdflatex seems to have gone missing in action: MacBook-Pro% pdflatex --version zsh: command not found: pdflatex It doesn't seem to be a problem ...
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Installing LaTeX in a server

I need to run LaTeX in a server using an explorer (just like Safari or Chrome). The thing is that I can't find a software that allows me to do that, as, for example, R Studio does (they have the ...
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Install new package `svg.sty' ubuntu [duplicate]

I use texstudio in Ubuntu and I would like to use svg package: \usepackage{svg} File `svg.sty' not found. ^^M The only thing I found is a closed thread. My attempt for installation of this ...
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Install Fira Sans Font using Texlive 2012

I would like to create slides using this theme for Beamer but am having trouble getting it to work. I just copied the .sty files into /home/gthomson/texmf/tex/latex/mtheme. However the theme ...
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How can I install a specialist package of metafonts on TeX Live?

I'm new on LaTeX, can you tell me how to install byzfonts ("Byzantine Music Font") on TeX Live? I've downloaded it from CTAN, but there is no installation manual for it. [ADDED by cfr] I started ...
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How to uninstall TeX Live on Mac which is installed through command “sudo port install texlive +full”?

At the beginning, my purpose is to set up AUCTeX with Emacs. I just do like below Download AUCTeX, then cd to the directory, make and sudo make install. It works well when the .tex file only ...
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How can I install a new class in my existing LaTeX? [duplicate]

Currently I have a very old version (2nd edition 1994) IEEE standard LaTeX but now I need to run the Royal Society open science standard LaTeX on Windows7. They supplied 3 files in their template ...
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Private installation/update of TikZ in Linux

I'd like to make a private installation in Linux of (part of) TikZ, in order to be able to \usetikzlibrary{decorations.markings} (note that I cannot update my TeX distrubution, which has already a ...
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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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How do I install TeX/LaTeX on Windows 7

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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How and where can I install threeparttable.sty? [duplicate]

I want to install threeparttable.sty to add footnotes into tables, but I don't know where and how. I tried by Miktex, but didn't work for an error on connection. The package is online ...
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Update tcolorbox package on Debian

I am running Debian and I have installed tex-live successfully. I really need to upgrade my current version of tcolorbox, which is 1.30 to the latest. I have downloaded the zip file but I have no idea ...
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my MiKTeX can't find the package fancyhdr [closed]

I have tried installing it but it just says not found like this LaTeX Error: File `fancyhdr.sty' not found. Type X to quit or <RETURN> to proceed, or enter new name. (Default extension: sty) ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 64-bit LTS TexLive 2014 Installation Problems

I installed TexLive 2014 from the iso image I downloaded from TexLive images.The installation went on perfectly smooth and I also had the installer create symlinks inside /usr/bin. However, when I ...
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LaTex installation

My first installation of LaTex on windows 7 took around 3-4 Hours with 3G internet speed. Due to some virus activity my laptop had to be formatted. Now I again want to install LaTex. Is there some ...
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What is the preferable setup for MiKTeX to keep all packages up-to-date easily?

By default, MiKTeX is set up for all users to the folder C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9 However, packages added on-the-fly go to the folder C:\Users\CurrentUser\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9 (in case of ...
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Problem in MikTex while I'm installing mh package

I'm trying to install mh package with MikTex Package Manager in windows. When I try to install it, i find thid error: Unknown archive file size. What is the problem? I've installed also other ...
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LaWTeX install help on Linux

I am a law student trying to use the LaWTeX package. Can anyone explain how I would go about installing this on my Ubuntu distro?
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Problem with \subfloat after re-installing MikTex

This summer I wrote my thesis (with a lot of this sites help). Last week I "renew" my computer and installed Latex again (MikTex and Texmaker). Since then I cannot run my code anymore. I always get ...
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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 ...