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Trouble installing MiKTeX 2.9 on Windows 10

I have PC with fresh install of Windows 10. I am now trying to install the version of MiKTeX 2.9, but am running into same installation problem. The install starts fine (Net install, basic install, ...
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Error: Too many open files: On install

Getting an Error: Too many open files: path="C:\Users\XXXXX\AppData\Local\Temp\ on installtion. Any one find a fix for this? Log: initializing setup service... starting installer... Loading ...
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Change package search paths

I was previously running a manually installed TeXlive 2013 (as in https://www.tug.org/texlive/quickinstall.html). Now I have removed this with the according button in tlmng (TeXlive Manager) and ...
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MiKTeX installation error “Too many open files”

I tried to install MiKTeX 2.9. Some information: OS: Windows 7, Intel i7, 8 GB RAM. MiKTeX install file: setup-2.9.5987.exe Install from: local repository (downloaded first), full install. ...
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pgfopts error when installing ytableau

I am trying to install ytableau.sty, following the directions here and here, and in the ytableau README. I am running TexShop 2.47 on OS X 10.6. Here's a walkthrough of what I've done, although I ...
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Why is tlmgr so slow?

I would like to install extra packages in the ShareLatex 0.2.0 Docker image, but it have a 2016 tlmgr and a 2015 texlive, so not optimal. When I do the following tlmgr option repository ftp://tug....
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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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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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tlmgr path add yields errors but makes symlinks

Today (June 9, 2016), I've just installed TeX Live 2016 on my Ubuntu 14.04.4. The installation itself was successful, but when I tried to make symlinks for binaries, info pages, and man pages, path ...
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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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MikTeX Deployment for multiple users

We use mainly MikTeX/pdflatex 2.9. I'm wondering if the deployment scheme we have here is really the best. The way we deploy is as follows: Create a miktex 2.9 System with required packages for our ...
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Add documentation to TL install

I installed the Tex Live 20130407 on my system. To save disk space, I did not install the documentation, because I thought that texdoc can download those files I ask it. However, issuing texdoc ...
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How do I add a .sty file to my MacTeX/TeXShop installation?

I've searched online, but I have not found any clear instructions how to permanently add .sty files to my TeXShop installation. I'm using a Mac with OSX (TeXShop is a mac only program). What is the ...
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LaTex cannot find user installed packages

I just switched to a new laptop and am having trouble getting a few packages to work on the new machine. I installed Miktex 2.9 basic package and the style files I need to access are contained in the ...
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A lot of files are installed but not found by TexnicCenter

I have a classic install of MikTex, with all basic packages, but a lot are not found. Some managed to be found via the "package installation" window at compilation, but xcolor.sty just doesn't want to ...
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How to fool yum when installing texlive with tlmgr?

I'm using yum for most packages, but one exception is texlive. However, a few packages (R, lyx, ...) will try to install through yum at each upgrade. I followed this solution, but it sometimes doesn't ...
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Problem with the installation of libertinust1math package

I would like to use the Linux Libertine Font for my document; as suggested here I have inserted this 3 code lines in the preamble of the input file \usepackage{libertine} \usepackage{libertinust1math}...
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How to install natbib in MIkTeX

How can I install the natbib package for bibtex in MikTex. I already got the package from https://www.ctan.org/pkg/natbib but cannot find instructions to install within MikTeX.
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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 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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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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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 "vanilla"...
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Where are the tex commands installed?

I am trying to compile a file using the terminal and it keeps failing. In the past I was able to compile latex files easily using terminal but it suddenly started failing. The only change I remember ...
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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): http://www.clarkdonley.com/...
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what is the best website to download LaTex for my Toshiba laptop? [duplicate]

I need to download the right version of LaTeX to my laptop ASAP. My professor sent us a link for Apple computers but I have a Toshiba computer. I tried downloading it anyway with no luck. I also ...
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A lite install for Mac OS X

The full MacTex install is 2.5GB, which is penal for any sporadic user. Can someone talk me through a lite install, i.e. BasicTex plus how to supplement it with one or two packages (e.g."accents.sty"),...
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BasicTeX 4mac unfindable

From tug.org, I've installed twice the BasicTeX program but I don't find it any more on my computer, even after switching it off. I have the last MacBook and I work on Yosemite. Are there some codes ...
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Windows 10/TexLive 2015 hangs during installation

I am installing TeXlive 2015 on a fresh Windows 10 but ran into a problem, I seek your help. First of, my system: Windows 10 Education, 64 bits install-tl-windows.exe after running install-tl-...
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I can not install LaTex

I wanted to install Latex for windows 10. I have installed Tex Studio and tried to install the full version of MikTex. I use the website http://www.miktex.org/2.9/setup to install MikTex, but I see ...
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Installing bbm.sty in linux

How does one install the bbm.sty package in Linux Mint? I followed the instructions on http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/bbm/ and have generated the bbm.sty file, but I am not ...
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TeXLive tlmgr on HiDPI screens?

I have recently installed TeXlive on a new Linux system with install-tl and then I used tlmgr to tweak the installation. However, on my HiDPI screen with resolution 2560x1440 the fonts in tlmgr are ...
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What are the practical differences between installing LaTeX from MacTeX or MacPorts/Homebrew?

When I started using a unix based system it was very natural to install MacTeX, since the installation of it is more "windows-like", though the installation package is huge. Later I was introduced to ...
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Trouble installing Letter Gothic font

I am unable to install the Letter Gothic font. I downloaded the lettergothic.zip file from the ctan website. The readme file instructed me to copy some files to certain places, which I did. However, ...
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Can't 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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MiKTeX: connect failed in tcp_connect [closed]

I already read these threads: 1, 2, 3 and 4 which address the connection error connect failed in tcp_connect(). I found out that the address I can't connect to is 178.77.68.21 but there is nothing ftp:...
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Package no longer in Tex Live 2015, how do I re-add it (on Windows)

So far I haven't had any issues (outside the occasional ] instead of } of course. Everything I've needed so far a simple search and subsequent \usepackage has made available. Until now.. I've ...
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MikTeX installation error, “The member could not bex extracted from the cabinet file”

MiKTeX Setup 2.9.5870 Report Date: Monday, May 09, 2016 Time: 10:28:25 OS version: Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit, Service Pack 3, build 7600 SystemAdmin: yes PowerUser: false SharedSetup: false Setup ...
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Installing wordcount

I need to count words in a paper. The journal I am writing for suggests to use wordcount.tex (and the related wordcount.sh). I am using TeX Live on a Mac and I could not find these files; I found them ...
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How can I install biber 2.4 manually from CTAN?

I'm using Ubuntu Mate and the repository version of biber is 2.3, so it's not compatible with some TeX Live 2015 packages. I want to install 2.4 from CTAN. Could anybody help me?
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Can't run texlive 2015 on ubuntu 14.04

I downloaded texlive 2015 from the Tex Users Group web and successfully installed. After installation I added these lines in my .bashrc: PATH=/usr/local/texlive/2015/bin/x68_64-linux:$PATH; export ...
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Why doesn't updmap-sys see the TEXMFLOCAL config?

I tried installing emerald fonts and followed the advice in this great answer. However, running updmap-sys would not update with the new fonts because it doesn't look into the file at TEXMFLOCAL/web2c/...
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Problem with finding forest.sty

I'm trying to use \usepackage{forest} but something is wrong. I have the following output: ! LaTeX Error: File `forest.sty' not found. I'm using TexLive. The upgrade is done. I tried install ...
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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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How to install a beamer theme in Lyx

I would like to use the Wuerzburg Beamer Theme for my thesis presentation but i dont know how to install it in Lyx. Can anyone help me please?
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Error in manual installation of package

I am trying to manually install the Latex formats provided by my university on my Linux machine with TeX Live. My TEXMFLOCAL folder is /usr/local/share/texmf. I copied the required files to ...
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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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texify.exe: Invalid control sequence

I am facing a problem with LaTeX. Recently I formatted my computer and reinstalled LaTeX stuff. But now when I am trying to compile my document, it shows an error: "texify.exe: Invalid control ...
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Keep Latex packages and templates on USB

I was able to install TExshop on my university's mac computer lab, but the IT people were only willing to install Basic Tex. The root of the problem is that the computers are refreshed every 15 ...