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Is there a cross-platform way to acquire the local package installation directory?

I'm making a small bundle of 'package-lets' for my classmates and need an easy way to register my package-lets with the local TeX installation. Only the following distributions will be 'supported': ...
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Bundledoc tool showing error in OS Windows 7

As per the documentation of bundledoc, I have used a simple Tex file as mentioned in the document \RequirePackage{snapshot} \documentclass[11pt]{article} \begin{document} Hello, world! \ref{sec2} ...
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How to use \graphicspath?

I am using MikTex 2.9 and TeXstudio for my TeX preparation. I want to give a path to my figures folder containing all the figures, plots etc. required for my work. I used \graphicspath to give the ...
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Using mathdesign for TeX Live 2012 with TeX Live 2013 and the latest MiKTeX

For some reason, I need the old version of mathdesign (the one shipped with TeX Live 2012) to work smoothly with TeX Live 2013. Ideally, I'd like to be able to switch from one version to the other. ...
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MiKTeX or TeX Live on Windows Vista [duplicate]

I was looking how to install TeX Live on Ubuntu, when I found out that it can also be installed on a Windows platform. I am also running a Windows system using MiKTeX 2.8 and at the moment I am about ...
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From CTAN to TeX Live and MiKTeX

A few months ago (before the release of TL2013) I uploaded a script to CTAN. What are the next steps (if any) that need to be taken to get the script or package part of the TeX Live and MiKTeX ...
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Setting up a flash drive suitable for 'TeX Missionaries'

I'd like to stick a complete TeX system on a flash drive to be able to quickly demonstrate and disseminate TeX and its distributions, but I'd like to keep the total file size small since the medium ...
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After switching to TeX Live from MiKTeX, Kile's live preview feature doesn't work anymore [closed]

A few days ago I switched from MiKTeX to TeX Live in order to make both my Mac and Windows computer be on the same platform. I've been ripping my hair out trying to figure out why Kile suddenly ...
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
224 views

Cross-platform package manager for packages *not* on CTAN [closed]

I do not want to reinvent the wheel, so perhaps you could help me find a tool that fits my needs. Background As far as I know, it takes some time to get a LaTeX package available on CTAN. And some ...
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--aux-directory simulation on Texlive [duplicate]

I use TeX Live and as you know --aux-directory works only on MiKTeX, is there any way to simulate --aux-directory=dir. Also I think that TeX Live and MiKTeX are the only distributions. Why are they ...
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Change from MiKTeX to TeX Live

I'm basically a noob when it comes to dealing with packages and TeX distributions. I currently have both MiKTeX and TeX Live installed with MiKTeX as the default distribution (I think), but I would ...
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How many packages do MiKTeX and TeX Live contain? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How many LaTeX classes and packages are there (say, on CTAN)? Where can I find the total package count for TeX Live 2012 and MiKTeX 2.9?
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Copying LaTeX packages from another machine

I use a linux, windows dual boot computer. I have a full installation of MiKTeX on Windows, and have installed texlive-basic packages on linux. Can I copy the TeX packages from MiKTeX onto linux? If ...
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Check if compiled using MiKTeX or TeX Live? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to detect from inside a package that MikTeX is used? We have multiple people writing on the same project. Since some of us are TeX Livers and other ...
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1answer
740 views

XeLatex: problem with aux-directory and include-directory options on TexLive?

I am trying to port some app from MikTex to TexLive (Windows to Ubuntu basically). The options that works perfectly fine with MikTex just ended up as not recognized for TexLive The options in ...
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Purpose of local texmf trees

In Tex Live there are several local texmf trees (TEXMFLOCAL for admin and TEXMFHOME for user, compare comments and answers to What are TeXLive's four different texmf folders?), in MiKTeX I manually ...
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Different package manager: Why? [closed]

I was wondering why do we need different package managers in TeXLive and MiKTex? Would it not be better and less work for both authors if there was a common approach and even other persons taking ...
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1answer
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How to include graphics from parent directory using \graphicspath?

To include graphics from parent directory I am using \usepackage{graphicx} \graphicspath{{../pop/}{../graph/}} This works fine for MiKTeX but seems to fail for TeX live installed on the same ...
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Why does TeX Live's pdflatex produce smaller PDFs than MiKTeX's pdflatex?

When building my master thesis, I've found that the size of the produced PDF differs if I use Tex Live on Ubuntu compared to MiKTeX on Windows; for the latter, the size is about 50% greater (from ...
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Forward-inverse search using SyncTeX with the precison of a single word

I would like to know if SyncTeX supports forward search and inverse search in a precision of a single word. The "default" implementation in both TeXLive and MikTeX only seems to be able to synchronize ...
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Using MiKTeX and TeX Live on the same computer?

Is there anything I should be aware of if I want to install MiKTeX and TeX Live on the same computer? Are there any problems, any incompatabilities? Is it even possible? I imagine there could be some ...
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Replacement for MiKTeX's texify in TeX Live

I used to use the texify command in MiKTeX on Windows. I would, for example, run a command like: texify --pdf --run-viewer file.tex which, as I understand it, would produce a pdf, automatically ...
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1answer
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pdfTex Miktex/Tex Live 2010 version difference

We are having difficulties running PDF-XChange Viewer with pdflatex. With configuration MiKTeX the viewer works fine but with TeX Live 2010 the viewer crashes on windows xp sp3. Any ideas what the ...
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1answer
685 views

Why does picins exist in MikTeX but it does not exist in TeX Live?

If picins is not free, why does it exist in MikTeX?
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What are the advantages of TeX Live over MiKTeX?

I have been using MiKTeX for a couple of years. I don't know whether it is "wise" to insist on using it. Could you give me a list of advantages of TeX Live over MiKTeX?
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Which Windows TeX package goes well with TexMaker ?

I'm trying to setup my Windows 7 box with LaTeX. I had installed TexMaker 3.0, but I later found out I had to install a TeX Package (like MikTeX/TeXLive) before installing TexMaker. My question is ...
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Is TeXLive 2010 faster than MiKTeX 2.9? [closed]

Some guys say that TeXLive 2010 compiles faster than MikTeX 2.9, while others say that this is not true and say that the speed of the two systems is similar. What do you think? Please explain your ...