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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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ConTeXt: what is ~/texmf folder and what is its relation with /usr/share/texmf

First of all, I am a complete noob in TeX/LaTeX/ConTeXt/WhaTeVeR, so please be gentle. OK so I installed ConTeXt (version 2013.84.svn30044-18.5) on my OpenSuSE 42.1 using the official repository, and ...
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How to center watermark using draftwatermark? \SetWatermarkHorCenter is not working [on hold]

I'm trying to center the watermark on my document using \SetWatermarkHorCenter. It works fine on Windows (MikTex - TexStudio), but it's not working on Linux (Ubuntu Server 14.04). I've managed to ...
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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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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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pdflatex/lualatex called from shutdown script can not find installed packages

At work I have set up a little backup script on my Ubuntu 14.04.1 machine. The script backs up my machine to an external hard drive. After this is done it copies a LaTeX project to my Dropbox and ...
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Updating from an old enumitem package - Lubuntu

I've installed Texmaker on my netbook running LXLE (built on Lubuntu 12.04) and when I tried to compile a file I'd been working on with Texmaker on Windows, I get an error saying: Unknown option ...
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How can I have several (La)TeX distributions co-existing on the same computer and easily switch between them using one editor?

How can I have several (La)TeX distributions co-existing on the same computer and easily switch between them using one editor? I am using Windows but it would be interesting to see answers for *nix ...
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TexLive on Fedora 23

I'm trying to use Fedora 23 as OS, but I'm in trouble as my .tex document isn't compiling. To be more precise, my document compiles great under my current setup on windows (TexLive2015, full-scheme). ...
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I can't get mathptmx to work: [closed]

I have wasted one whole working day trying to get mathptmx to work. In texmaker I get this error when doing a quick build or pdflatex: ! I can't find file `rsfs10'. <*> ...:=ljfour; mag:=1; ...
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Force acrobat to render asymptote's figure with antialias [closed]

Does anybody know how to force Acrobat to display interactive 3D objects created by Asymptote with nice antialiasing? (during PRC interaction). In Acrobat Linux 9.4, I see this (note the pixelated ...
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How best to run LaTeX on a system with few resources

I've been running LaTeX for about a decade on my Macs and I've picked up a Dell Chromebook for travelling (to install Linux via Crouton). Pretty much the only reason to do this over a tablet is that I ...
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I can't write on file `elsarticle-template.spl'

I'm trying to compile elsarticle with a fresh texlive ubuntu repository distribution. it worked flawlessly on windows so my file is in order. Linux texmaker complains that ...
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How to install “vanilla” TeXLive on Fedora?

Fedora has provided a very good texlive packaging. But, I think it's best to install texlive directly, using ./install-tl command. I have installed texlive directly on Ubuntu system before, by using ...
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TexStudio Autosave Recovery Question

So I was using Texstudio to write an article and the computer just froze. I had to restart the computer, my 2 hour work was gone. I was stupid enough to not save it at all... Does anyone know if ...
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Running TexWorks on Ubuntu

I'm very confused about how I should be using TexWorks on Ubuntu, and what the difference is between TexWorks, TexLive, and MikTex. So, I installed the TexLive package with sudo apt-get install ...
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Latex install packages in home

I am using latex on a Linux system without root-access but I am missing several style files for compilation. ! LaTeX Error: File `currvita.sty' not found. I know that I could copy the missing files ...
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sublime text latex autocompletion for all available packages

I installed the plugin latex-cw on sublime text 3, and this plugin is cool, because it shows me completion for a lot of latex commands. The problem is, if I install or use a new package, latex-cw ...
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Checking available font styles and shapes

I am using a usefont{<encoding>}{<family>}{<series>}{<shape>} command, as described here, I use it with Lato fonts \usefont{T1}{fla}{l}{n}. My question is how can I check ...
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Texmaker and Linux Mint package issues

I'm new to Tex and I've just installed Texmaker from the Linux Mint software manager. Upon trying to start using a template I found (http://www.latextemplates.com/template/short-sectioned-assignment), ...
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How can I balance uniformity of style files against modularity?

I'm using Windows/TeXworks/MiKTeX, and I would like to have one style file I can use anywhere in any document in my top-level folder. If I want to add a new command or renew an old one, I'd like that ...
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Unable to use python.sty package

When compiling a .tex file that uses python.sty package and contains: \begin{python} ... \end{python} I keep getting an error: ./main.tex:33:I can't find file 'bin/main.py.out' \end{python} ...
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Linux PNG not compiling on Windows

I'm creating .png image plots using the Python library matplotlib on Ubuntu. On Windows, I'm writing a LaTeX document and want to include that image: \includegraphics{myplot.png} I'm getting the ...
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Where can I find the latex Local Guide (for TeXLive on Mint)

I am working through the "The Not So Short Introduction to LATEX2ε" by Oetiker et al. It contains dozens of references to a so-called "Local Guide", that would clarify some more system-specific ...
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How to select the directories such that TeX Live is installed in my home?

I would like to install TeX Live in my home folder, so that I do not have to reinstall it each time I change from one Linux distribution to another. When installing TeX Live through the install-tl ...
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TexStudio crashes on the first run with texlive

I installed texlive following the instructions given in the official quick install. I added the path and run latex small2e and everything works fine. Then I installed texstudio via the aptitude. ...
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TexStudio 2.10.8 menu bar does not appear in Linux Mint [closed]

I use the latest distribution of TeXstudio by compiling the source package in Linux Mint manually. Recently I upgraded my system to 17.3 and my TeXstudio to 2.10.8, however, the menu bar is lost when ...
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Is there a specialized Pdf viewer for Latex-Beamer presentations on Linux?

Most of the time when presenting a talk people connect their laptop to a video projector. So they effectively have an extra screen at their disposal. Because of that many Software options for ...
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Ipe latex, error with pdflatex command

I have a problem with ipe. I recently reinstalled my system with Ubuntu 14.04. I installed texlive 2013 manually and ipe 7.1.4 by the package from the software center. When I start ipe using ipe. I ...
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Use custom font family in markdown with pandoc and Ubuntu/Linux Mint? [duplicate]

I have some custom fonts that I've installed on my system, and I'd like to utilize them when writing in Markdown. Currently I'm using pandoc and texlive extensions to convert Markdown to nice looking ...
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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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! LaTeX Error: File `minitoc.sty' not found

I'm using Fedora 21 as OS and Texmaker to compile my tex files, recently I used minitoc package but I got always the same error ! ! LaTeX Error: File `minitoc.sty' not found. I tried to install the ...
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How can I change the converter for SVGs previews in LyX?

I've been using SVG files in my LyX documents, on Arch Linux (LyX 2.1.1), but found that when converting to PDF, the default rsvg-convert does a poor job, with many artifacts (e.g. lost text, lost ...
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LateXTools preview using Okular instead of Evince?

I'm using LateXTools in Sublime 3 running under elementary OS 0.3. After compiling a .tex file, the PDF viewer Evince opens up to see the final PDF. I want to change this to open Okular instead. ...
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How can I see two tex-files in TeXstudio simultaneously?

I would like to open two .tex files in TeXstudio side by side. I can image two possible answers, but I did not figure out how to exactly do it: Find a split screen button in TeXstudio (like in kate ...
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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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XeLaTeX fontspec on Fedora 20

It's not recognizing \setmainfont as a command, if I understand this right. I switched to XeTeX from PDFTeX so I could use an OTF file on my system. This works no problem on my OS X 10.10 machine ...
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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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How can I use xindy on a system with libncurses.so.6?

My GNU/Linux system (Arch) now has libncurses.so.6 rather than libncurses.so.5. But I have upstream's vanilla TeX Live (fully updated) and xindy wants libncurses.so.5: xindy --version produces ...
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Is a document compiled with pdfLaTeX which includes a Form environment (hyperref) likely to compatible with the standard Linux pdf viewer?

I'll offer the disclaimer that, in my question, I may have been stretching the truth when I said `a' Form environment. The Form environment is implemented in a .cls file to which there are multiple ...
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Updating .sty files in ~/texmf

I am using TeX Live on Linux Mint 17.2, and I have previously set up the ~/texmf directory, so that I can manually install my own .sty files. However, after editing the .sty files in ~/texmf, LaTeX ...
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Grammar-checking tool for use with LaTeX?

I am looking for a grammar-checking tool, i.e., something that checks for mistakes such as "two dog" or "a books". It has to work on Linux (Ubuntu). Also, since I use macros to generate some of the ...
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Setting up winefish to compile sweave

The winefish latex editor has a "texbox" field in the preferences window, which tells it how to do various things, like PDFlatex for example. There is something about regular expressions, a command ...
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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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<M-i> mapping not working in Vim LatexSuite on linux

I'm running vim 7.0 on linux, with Vim LatexSuite. I'm trying to use the nifty-looking shortcut for adding items to an itemize environment. :h Alt-I <Alt-I> ...
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Automatically download and install packages from CTAN to compile a specific document

While working with some of my co-workers it happens that we have different versions of TeXLive. Because of that, some of them cannot compile my documents due to package missing. A question came to my ...
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Spiritus asper works on Debian, not on Ubuntu

I'm trying to typeset the following: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage[LGR]{fontenc} \newcommand{\textgreek}[1]{\begingroup\fontencoding{LGR}\selectfont#1\endgroup} \begin{document} ...
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Where are conflicts between biber and biblatex?

I have seen they're are a lot of problems between biber and biblatex on fedora, but I need it! I have fedora 20 with texlive-full and biber version 1.8 because of the old age of texlive fedora ...
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tlmgr and apt-get

I use LaTeX on a computer running Ubuntu Linux 14. To install the extension 'standalone', I can do apt-get I could determine that 'standalone' extension is included in the 'texlive-latex-extra' ...
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PDF previewer with latextools / sublime in Linux?

I use Ubuntu and Sublime2. I was reading through the latextools readme, and got .tex files to compile and produce a PDF file with latextools in sublime. However, I thought that the PDF was supposed ...