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miktex - update and (re)install previously installed packages

I would like to update my MikTeX 2.9 portable. I originally installed it in 2011. What I'd like to do is: Get a list of packages installed in the old System Install a new System somewhere Use my ...
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problems with the first time using pdflatex

I used this method to install TeX Live: How to install "vanilla" TeXLive on Debian or Ubuntu? It is recommended in that post to edit /etc/environment. But another post recommends editing ...
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How to install `graphicx` package on my Ubuntu 15.04?

How to install graphicx package on my Ubuntu 15.04? I think I need to install it since I get this error: LaTeX Error: File `grapthicx.sty' not found. when I use: \usepackage{grapthicx} ...
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How to install a latex package in MacOS TeXLive?

I just downloaded cyrillic package into a temp directory and executed: sudo latex cyrlatex.ins It works, but it produces a few dozen files in the same directory. How to place them into my TeXLive ...
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Remove symbolic links in /usr/local/bin from previous install

The TeXLive installer gives users on Unix-like systems (I use Debian Stable) the option to install symbolic links in the /usr/local/bin directly for the TeX executables (tex, pdflatex, pdfcrop, ...
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How to install (automatically) a new document class in Texmaker through MiKTeX? [closed]

I am trying to install a new document class style in Texmaker for a scientific journal. There is any direct way to install on Texmaker? This post discusses How can I manually install a package on ...
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Need help for “failed verification” error when install MiKTeX 2.9 through net installer!

I install the MiKTeX 2.9 on windows7 32bit machine,but it is aborted after nearly 30 minutes installation. The error says: "The operation could not be completed because the following file failed ...
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how to download and Install Latex on Ubuntu 15.04? [duplicate]

how to download and Install Latex on Ubuntu 15.04? Please Help,
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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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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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MinionPro % character not being properly rendered

After installing MinionPro following instructions from https://toihoctap.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/install-minionpro-font-for-texlive-2012-in-ubuntu-12-04-lts/ % signs aren't being properly rendered, ...
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Error installing “vanilla” TexLive on Ubuntu 14.04

I've read all answers on "How to install "vanilla" Tex Live on Debian or Ubuntu?" and used scottkosty's script to do so. I'm getting an error at the end of installation process: install-tl-ubuntu: ...
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How should I install the fullpage package under Ubuntu?

I am using Ubuntu Software Center. I found the package, click Install and it says that the package is installed. BUT when I tried to compile my .tex file it says LaTeX Error: File `fullpage.sty' ...
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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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Installing xcolor

I get the error: ! Package hyperref Error: This color specification is not supported (hyperref) without package `xcolor' in (hyperref) `linkbordercolor=111'. See the ...
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How can I manually install a package on MiKTeX (Windows)

I'm new to LaTeX, investigating using it for some work projects. I'm using MiKTeX on Windows. My employer's locked-down network blocks the application's automatic installation function. I can take ...
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I can't use PDFlatex using apple mac! [closed]

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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Installation of teXlive on Windows fails

I tried to install teXlive on my laptop running Windows 8.1. After unpacking, I ran "install-tl-windows.bat". It seemed OK for most of the installation, but then I got this in the terminal (the log ...
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Problem in installing mathtools.sty

After performing above procedure Permission denied: C:\Users\Sheetal\AppData\Local\MiKTeX\2.9\miktex/data/le\df2c24cb21984fa85003c1ecc818ff83.fndb is the error
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How to install mathtools package?

I'm new to Latex so forgive me if the questions are dumb... I was trying to right left-top corner superscript, someone recommended mathtools package on this forum: Left and right subscript. So I ...
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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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Install a font local to one particular document

Is it possible to convert a ttf or otf font for use only in one particular document? That is, I do not want to have that font installed on my overall "TeX system". If my document folder is foo, I ...
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LaTeX cannot find installed packages

It seems that I have two installations of TeXlive, one of which is more updated. When I run latex, it seems to search packages inside the old installation. How can I direct latex to look for the ...
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Where to put mod­erncv class package after downloading it in Windows 7?

I got an error that moderncv.cls is missing. So, I have downloaded the complete package from here . But I don't understand where should I place it so that I won't get this error.
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How to configure the dictionary-path for TeXworks @ TeX Live portable?

I want to use spell-checking with TeXworks under TeXlive (portable) under Windows XP. Is it possible to use the dictionaries of Mozilla, e.g. en-GB.aff and en-GB.dic? Where do I place the ...
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could not start the command. pdflatex-synctex=1-interaction=nonstopmode %.tex

I am very new to Latex. I downloaded and installed MikTeX and TeXMaker in Windows 8.1. While trying to follow a tutorial on Youtube, I get an error message: could not start the command. ...
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Installation of TeX Live 2015 hangs at “package-specific postactions”

I am new to LateX, I downloaded TeX Live 2015 ISO over the internet and mounted with PowerISO on a windows vista (DELL studio, x64bits), installation began but has not finished even upto the time I am ...
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How do I install MathTime Pro 2 on TexLive (Windows 8)

Can someone kindly guide me how to install MathTime Pro 2 on TexLive? I am currently using Windows 8.
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How to use Xindy with MiKTeX?

Obsolete since end of June, 2015. As probably widely is known, the indexing tool Xindy is not included in the TeX distribution MiKTeX. Because MakeIndex does not work well with Unicode, but Xindy ...
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installing MinionPro font on latex, some problems

I wanted to install the MinionPro font for Latex (I obtained them via the free Adobe Reader). I found a description here which seemed reasonably easy (for a noob like me): ...
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MikTeX 2.9, install packages on the fly?

I set the Install Packages on the Fly setting to Yes and try to compile my document in Texmaker, but I still get the error File [...] not found, where [...] is the package I need. Basically, I need to ...
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Error texmaker on new computer

few days ago my friend installed on his computer texmaker. And he is getting error : Error Imossible : pdflatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode &.tex Is anybody know how o solve it?
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How to install Latex2 style file? [duplicate]

To make myself clear, I have been searching for a week on how to use the SAGE Journal Latex template. The problem boils down to installing Latex2 style file. There are instructions with the download ...
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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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Error downloading on Windows 8

We are unable to fully install the program - see error below.
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How do I get this scheme code package into my listings package?

I'm relative new to LaTeX and I want to add this https://github.com/stuhlmueller/scheme-listings scheme-Package into my listings package. But how does it work? I don't get the installation manual for ...
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TEX create a .sty file [duplicate]

I'm at my office and i have to install TEX package manually. I have download the package subfig on CTAN, but their is no .sty file in the folder. I convert in the past a file in sty passing by the ...
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Install LaTeX on Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11) [closed]

How do I install MacTex or another LaTeX distribution? Even after installation, LaTeX commands like latex, pdftex or lualatex are not found, and /usr/texbin/ doesn't exist. Even worse, commands ...
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MiKTeX and Perl scripts (and one Python script)

Again and again here on TeX.SX users of MiKTeX ask a question having a problem with a package or included program, where it turns out, that a Perl script is involved, in particular glossaries (because ...
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Unable to install package texlive-latex-extra with apt-get

I want to use \usepackage{framed, color} and \usepackage{wrapfig}. I am trying to install the packages using sudo apt-get install texlive-latex-extra but after a lot of downloading, it results in this ...
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How to remove a package?

I know how to install - Installing Extra Packages. But how to remove? In particular, package "ifpdf.sty" from the bundle "oberdiek" (or the whole bundle). System: OS: Ubuntu 12.04 Latex: pdfTeX ...
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How to install texlive-fonts-recommended (from Debian/Ubuntu) into texlive2012 (CTAN)?

while compiling my tex file, I am getting lots of this error -- kpathsea: Running mktexpk --mfmode ljfour --bdpi 600 --mag 0+540/600 --dpi 540 zplmr7v mktexpk: don't know how to create bitmap font ...
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I need to reinstall Latex

I'm trying to uninstall Miktek because I can't compile my document no matter what I do, but my computer won't allow me to uninstall it. I want to essentially get rid of everything so I can start over, ...
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Checking installed packages

I am running latexlive, I think everything is installed. How can I check to see if the etoolbox and ifthen packages are installed? I think these packages will solve my problems. If they are not ...
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How to change LaTeX package default download website? [duplicate]

I'm trying to install "mh" package, using MiKTeX Package Manager, however, it failed, the log says: Installation directory: C:\LaTeX\MiKTeX package repository: ...
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system search path wrong

The subject "override system search path" seems to be similar to mine however, there is still a problem I cannot fond out. So I am running Mageia and installed the package provided by this ...
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Is there a simple way to get started, and learn as I go? I can't afford up-front time investment [duplicate]

I have made a few attempts to begin writing with TEX or LATEX on a couple of MS Windows machines and one Ubuntu box I no longer own. ( I currently have Mint, though, and MS Windows, and I'm thinking ...
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Why is the MacTeX distribution so large? Is there anything smaller for OS X?

I would like to know how to install LaTeX on Mac 10.6 or higher. But the MacTeX is some 1.28 GB file! Is there a smaller distribution I could install? What exactly is TeX Live?
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LaTeX health check

Is there any health check facility for testing the installation? When compiling \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{beamerarticle} \begin{document} Hello \end{document} I receive in the log ...