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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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Multiple TeXlive installations

I'm using Lubuntu 11.10. I have TeXlive 2011 full insttaled. I've just installed TeXlive 2013 running install-tl script. Everything was fine. I choose the small scheme. No problem. So according to ...
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LaTeX installation: latex not playing nice (at all)

So i've been trying for a long, long time to install and use latex on my mac. I started, about a year ago, by installing MacTeX: it didn't work then. I was given a sample file by a colleague and the ...
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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 ...
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non-root non-sudo installation not working; how to install-tl using custom --profile?

I'm trying to install TeX Live in my home directory in Ubuntu 12.04, where I don't have sudo rights. I'm installing from the Live CD. But install-tl always wants to install in /usr/local/bin and ...
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texlive font installation - what am I doing wrong

I'm trying to install Source Sans Pro from CTAN [1] on a TeX Live system. My OS/TeX system is ubuntu 12.04 "precise" and TeXLive 2009-15. I don't have root rights so I can't switch to a newer version ...
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Troubles with TeX Live 2009 and 2013

Well, before Christmas I was updating some software in my Ubuntu 12.04 installation, where I have happily installed TeX Live 2013 since last summer (I did it from an ISO image downloaded from the ...
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MacTeX-2013 didn't install TeXLive 2013

I deleted my old TeXLive 2012 from my Mac (10.5.8). I downloaded the new MacTeX package and installed it successfully. TeXLive is found on directory usr/local/texlive/2013 BUT the GUI application is ...
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I had an install error and all of the default layout/class files are missing. How do I fix this?

During the installation process there was an error and it seems that none of the default class layouts are available. I have tried looking at the LyX wiki but it seems that only user made layouts are ...
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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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Installing TexLive on tmpfs/RAM

I've head that installing TexLive on a ramdisk (i.e. tmpfs for Linux) could make it run faster, especially for LuaTeX. I want to try it and see as I have 16GB of memory, just in case, and I'll report ...
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Update PGF2.10 to 3.0 with tlmgr

I want to update tikz pgf package from 2.10 version to 3. I tried hard but couldn't make tlmgr to update it. There seems some proxy issue with tlmgr. I tried the solution provided here ...
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Update failure, failure to compile and now unable to remove

I use MiKTeX 2.9 along with LyX in Windows 7. Last week I downloaded and updated LyX and it worked fine. After that I tried to update MiKTeX, but it failed or was not properly completed. Since then ...
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Error in using package “mwe” in Latex

I am trying to run the following code in Latex, but it gives me this error: ! LaTeX Error: File `mwe.sty' not found. Code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{mwe} \usepackage{subfig} ...
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Installing TexLive with custom-maked binaries

I'm going to install TexLive2014 with my own-compiled binaries (with shared libs). 0. I have read this: https://www.tug.org/texlive/doc/tlbuild.html https://www.tug.org/texlive/build.html ...
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.cls file not found

I'm running Windows 7 and have to run a special class file for my thesis. I've tried holding the file 'tutthesis.cls' in the same directory as the .tex file itself, but that didn't work. I also tried ...
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tkz-euclide.sty not found

I'm very new to LaTex. I'm trying to complile a document that contains the following: \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{tkz-euclide} \usetkzobj{all} I'm getting tkz-euclide.sty not found. I'm on ...
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could not start the command or log file not found

I get the error could not start the command when compiling with Quickstart and I get log file not found when compiling with PDFLaTeX. Can any one help me with this issue? Please, see the screen ...
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While installing LaTeX I'm getting an error: permission denied for cefpdflatex.exe

An error occurred: source file: Libraries\MiKTeX\Core\win\winFile.cpp source line: 686 message: Permission denied: C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex/bin/x64/cefpdflatex.exe info: C:\Program ...
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How to add new fonts to MacTeX 2013

I know how to install the three adobe fonts: MinionPro, MyriadPro and MnSymbol in a Mac (OS 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 and 10.9) where MacTeX 2010 is already installed. This can be done following the steps: ...
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Conversion of .pl and .vpl files in windows

I am trying to install a type 1 font in MiKTeX, I use Windows Seven. I am using fontinst and following step by step the guide here ...
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How to increase TeX memory for LaTeX in TeX Live on Windows?

How to increase TeX memory for (pdf)LaTeX in TeX Live on windows (7)? I found a lot of usefull instructions to increase the TeX memory on linux systems or with MikTeX on Windows, but I still miss a ...
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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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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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Error downloading on Windows 8

We are unable to fully install the program - see error below.
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Installing scrlttr2 – Koma-Script ‘letter’ class in LYX

I am having problem with installation of scrlttr2 – Koma-Script ‘letter’ class. I am unable to install it. I needed help on how to install it. I am using Windows Machine,my Miktex is located in the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to install Luajittex from binary

(tagged luaotfload as its slowness is the main reason why I'm installing this!) I have a "BIN" file called luajittex (literally that's it, no file extension or anything) which I downloaded to use for ...
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Installation of TeX Live did not solve a missing package problem

I'm writing this after literally half a day of trying. Ever since I installed Ubuntu (couple of weeks ago) and up until now, I've been using TeXstudio 2.6.6 for writing latex documents. I didn't have ...
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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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how to linstall texlive without lcdf-typetools

For some reasons (i.e, openmpi conflicts with lcdf-typetools a b, which is not the main topic here), I need to install texlive of any version without lcdf-typetools. Anyone please shed lights on how ...
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Can't load TeX Live Database during install

Currently, I have downloaded Tex live from here but I encounter a problem while installing it. Here is the problem "Couldn't load remote Tex Live Database. Please go back and select different ...
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Mactex installation fails (write protected?)

I try to install Mactex on my computer but I get message that it cant be written to the default location. Installing it portable I got problems with the editor and with pythontex (ok, I am a newbie ...
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How to run TeX Live 2014 in Windows 8 64bit?

I would like to run TeX Live 2014 in Windows 8 64bit. Installed TeX Live 2014 32bit. When I try to run my first TeX program first.tex I get the following error message in command line: warning: ...
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ubuntu installing l3kernel and l3packages

I apologize for this very basic question. I've downloaded the current versions of l3kernel.zip and l3packages.zip, but have no idea how to install them. As far as I can tell, there is no ...
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plastex the memory dump could not be found

I have been using MikTeX 2.9 along with Texworks on Windows 7 for a long time and a variety of projects and they work superbly. Today I installed PlasTeX which was a hassle because the platex ...
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Error when installing TexLive from the internet. Unexpected EOF in archive

I'm a new user of Texlive, and I'm trying to download it from the internet using the first link provided by this page: https://www.tug.org/texlive/ When I get to the installation of the cm-super ...
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How can I make TeX find tikz's files without moving all of them?

I'm trying to recreate my file system on a cloud server so I can SSH into it from my new tablet. So I have def.tex, my main list of custom macros, which accesses tikz.tex: \input ...
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Issue with `pgflibrary` and MiKTeX

After reading "Tikz shape similar to rectangle with selective drawing of borders," I tried to compile the following code: \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{chains} ...
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Beamer.cls Error - How to install beamer

I installed TeXnicCenter Version 2.02 Stable (64 bit). I wanted to make beamer file for my thesis proposal. I already have my sample beamer, but when I run it, 3 errors occurred. It says "Latex ...
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Install MacTex under /opt/TexLive

Has anyone tried to install MacTex under locations other than /usr/local/TexLive, such as /opt/TexLive? I'm not sure how I can do it. I didn't find a way to relocate the directory in the installer.
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Troubles installing MathTime Pro 2 (MacTex)

I follow the directions here: $sudo texhash warning: kpathsea: configuration file texmf.cnf not found in these directories: /opt/local/etc/texmf. texhash: Done. But I can fix this by doing ...
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TeX Live package not working after update to TeX Live 2013 under openSUSE 13.2

I updated to openSUSE 13.1 and TeX Live got updated. Now it does not work. I have the version 2013.20130620-11.3.2 and thousands of TeX Live packages installed. Running an old file for testing, ...
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Emacs 24 with AUCTeX in Ubuntu 13.10

I installed AUCTeX from the Emacs package manager. Then I configured it by typing ./configure OPTIONS. It doesn't complain and I typed make and make install. I tried to open a simple LaTeX document. ...
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Install ConTeXt manually without using first-setup.bat

For some reason or the other, when I try to install ConTeXt on my machine (Windows 7 OS), it gives an error as shown below: So I have tried and tried and tried and tried. You get the point. I was ...
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Need help to use “exceltex” to import data from Excel to LaTeX

I use LaTeX to create a book which will automatically add a data from Excel to LaTeX when I "quickbuild" it; I tried with package exceltex to do it. I already install Spreadsheet-ParseExcel-0.59 with ...