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MiKTeX Setup on Windows - Error 404

I'm trying to install MiKTeX on Windows 7 (32 bits) and I get this error message: http://mirrors.tuna.tsinghua.edu.cn/CTAN/systems/win32/miktex/tm/packages/miktex-urct-bin-x64.tar.lzma (expecting ...
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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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completely blank console

I've now reinstalled LaTeX several times on my Mac after upgrading to the El Capitan OS. I read the document on how to change directories and everything seems to be in the proper place. Except when ...
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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There have been a few questions regarding installing this package in the past, but they now seem to be out of date.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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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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How should one maintain and update a MiKTeX installation?

Every once in a while after updating MiKTeX, the installation gets into an inconsistent state. This might be a problem with the packages (an example is described in this question), but sometimes ...
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What's Happening With My Path After Upgrade to El Capitan?

I've tried everything I could find (within good reason) regarding how I should proceed in making my TeX files compile again and nothing works. After hunting it down in the computer, I have found that ...
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LaTeX can not find pdfTeX

After updating system operation my LaTeX file gave me this error You need a TeX distribution like MacTeX installed on your system to typeset your document. When a TeX distribution is installed you ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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How can I add the Latex on python path?

I'm using Cent OS i386. I got a error message when I use matplotlib python package. RuntimeError: LaTeX was not able to process the following string: 'lp' So, I did yum install tetex. but it still ...
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MiKTeX update fails due to missing mpm.exe

I am running a freshly installed MiKTeX set-up (v2.9, x64) but it fails to install updates through the "Update" tool. After selecting packages to update, it downloads them but then interrupts the ...
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Miktex package installation Dongle TCP failure

Trying to instal tabu.sty -during respository specification as internet - TCP communication problem (using a internet dongle so cannot specify address) any way out?
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Changing the location of auto-installed packages in MiKTeX

This is a software question, specific to MiKTeX: I have automatic downloading of packages enabled, so that if I try to use a style that's not in the existing directory trees, it is downloaded from ...
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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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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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How to install syntax highlight package minted on Windows 7?

I followed the instruction from this link: http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/minted/ Firstly, I install Python 2.7, then create a folder named Scripts in the directory: ...
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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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Manual font installation

Frequently there are questions about, how to manually install a font, what very often means “Type1 font”. So I thought, we should write a general answer about the several aspects to regard. Beside ...
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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 ...
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How to install the algorithms package?

According to my ubuntu 11.04 my texlive is the latest version. But when I tried to \usepackage{algorithm} it says file algorithm.sty is not found. I read the algorithm.pdf manual and tried latex ...
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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 ...
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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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Font conversion and installation step by step

Any one help how to convert the font (Type 1 and OTF) and install the font in MiKTeX distribution for LaTeX (not for xelatex)
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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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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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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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`MacTeX` problem: `/Library/TeX/texbin/pdflatex does not exist` error

Like others have noted, after upgrading to El Capitan, there was a required reconfiguration for MacTeX. I completed the fix specified here: https://tug.org/mactex/UpdatingForElCapitan.pdf. So, I ...
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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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fancyhdr package not found

I'm trying to use the fancyhdr package for headers and footnotes for my LaTeX report, but when I compile TeX returns an error saying that fancyhdr.sty file can't be found. Any suggestion on how to ...
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How do I install TeX/LaTeX on Windows

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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Completely hermetic, local TeX install

I have an unusual situation. My deployment environment needs to place pdfTeX and associated files into a custom directory that is not known until deploy time, and changes from one server to the next ...
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Auto Package download for TeXLive

I use MiKTeX on Windows and quite satisfied with it. Recently I started switching all my tasks toward open-source alternatives, and in the course I would love to use Linux. But the problem is in Linux ...
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How to install a (.sty) package on my MiKTeX?

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?

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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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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problem copying in the folder texmf

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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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. ...
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How to install MathTime Pro 2 fonts on MikTeX

I have been trying for a long time now to install the MathTime Professional II (mtpro2) fonts on my system. (I am running MikTeX 2.9 under Windows 7, but what likely matters is "recent MikTeX, under ...
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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 safe to reinstall MacTex after upgrading from Yosemite to El Capitan

I was using MacTex on OSX 10.10 (Yosemite). I upgraded to OSX 10.11 (El Capitan) and now I get the error "No TeX installation detected" trying to compile a latex document using knitr. I saw the ...
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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 ...