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MiKTeX and Perl scripts (and one Python script)

Again and again here on TeX.SX users of MiKTeX ask a question having a problem with a package or included program, where it turns out, that a Perl script is involved, in particular glossaries (because ...
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Problem with TexLive installation on Fedora 17 to 20

I just upgraded to Fedora 17 and tried to install TeX Live, as usually, by downloading the install script, install-tl from tug.org. When I run ./install-tl I get this output: [giorgos@...
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using perl from texlive

I am working on some packages and for the creation of the final dtx files I use perl. So far it worked from commandline by just calling the script.pl file. However now I installed texlive 2012 on my ...
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is there a minimal converter of well-defined latex to xhtml?

is there a good clean minimal converter of well-defined latex code into html (preferably perl)? I have played with htlatex and latex2html, but they are too ambitious and too complex in their goals ...
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How can I build an arara rule for running perl scripts

I want to write an arara rule for perl scripts, especially for fancy-preview. (Another test-script: latexcount.) Edit: In the Command-Line perl fancy-preview jobname.tex works! I have installed ...
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TeX Live Manager broken. How can I unbreak it or diagnose the problem?

I am running upstream's TeX Live 2015 on GNU/Linux. TeX Live Manager was successfully used to update the installation at, I think, around 17.00 on 26 June. Perl packages were updated as part of a ...
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Perl Interpreter could not be found [duplicate]

I downloaded MikTeX and got TeXworks. I try to follow the manual and create an example document. But I get an error message in the "Console output" window: "Latexmk.exe: The Perl intetpreter could not ...
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Biber can't call method “get_field” on an undefined value [closed]

Is this a bug, has the behaviour changed (i.e. it is a new 'feature') or is the end user simply an idiot? When I try to run Biber on code which compiled just fine until quite recently (i.e. prior to ...
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error “latexdiff: The Perl Script could not be found.” [duplicate]

I have MikTeX 2.9 installation and Strawberry Perl 5.10.1.5. All the latexdiff, latexdiff-fast, latexidff-so paths seem to be present in the scripts.ini file and their .exe files in the miktex/bin/...
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How can I get identifier style to apply to '%' (in a Perl listing)?

When using Perl variable names with sigils with listings, the $ and @ sigils somehow get coloured in identifierstyle, but the % sigil remains unstyled. Therefore, this code: \documentclass{article} ...
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minted Perl with dollar symbol

I'm using minted to display some Perl, however the "unmatched" '$' in it is breaking compilation. Escaping it with a '\' results in the \ being displayed with the rest of the code block. Is there a ...
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Perl File Missing from TeX Live on Windows (TeXcount)

Trying to run TeXcount on Windows 7 with TeX Live results in >texcount Can't locate Win32/Console/ANSI.pm in @INC (@INC contains: C:/texlive/2013/tlpkg/tlperl/lib c:/texlive/2013/tlpkg/tlperl/lib ....
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Which Perl to install for Xindy with MiKTeX (on Windows)?

Please, read the question before marking it as duplicate. Since June 2015, xindy is finally included in the MiKTeX distribution for Windows. Unfortunately, this does not mean that you can use xindy ...
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Automatic report generation from bibtex with Perl

I like to benefit from my existing myarticles.bib file to create a different report automatically something like in following picture (I prepared this template with tikz). What is it best way to do ...
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Package listings and Perl here documents with apostrophes

I sometimes write ordinary English prose in my here documents in a Perl usage sub, for example --[no]alias [don't] use the alias list in the ini file (default noalias) The problem is the a ...
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Running latex through perl batch file

I am interested in running multiple latex files in a directory from perl. I will have as many as 100 .tex files to run at once, and I was wondering if someone could suggest a perl script or package ...
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TeX Live manager: perl.exe stopped working

I saw the same question here, and question was about TeXLive manager error perl.exe stopped working. However, many of answers was about this error during installation. I decided to create one more ...
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Difference between fancytooltips and fancy-preview

I read the documentation for both fancytooltips and fancy-preview here, and I don't really understand what their differences are, or when I should prefer one over the other. I see that fancytooltips ...
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Perl, Python, Lua or just Latex/Xetex [closed]

Recently I finished my thesis in LyX and this was my first steps into latex (even indirect steps). Even though LyX does a lot of thing automatically, when you want to do something yourself, then ...
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Can't create glossary with glossaries package,Perl Strawberry, error: makeglossaries:Need exactly one file argument [duplicate]

New to Stack Exchange, and using TeX for a week.. Trying to make glossaries work for a larger document, but this even fails with the first example document provided by the glossaries package.. I have:...
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Makeglossaries - cannot compile glossary list [duplicate]

I am trying to get the glossaries package to work. I have created a minimal .tex file to test it. I am using TeXworks. My .tex file currently looks like this: \documentclass{amsart} \usepackage{...
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Specify Perl location for makeglossaries

I am using the glossaries package to typeset some glossaries, on a MikTeX+TexnicCenter (Windows) setup. There are administrative restrictions on the machine which means that I cannot install Perl, ...
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makeglossaries error using TeXworks, perl installed [closed]

I am following a tutorial I found on http://www.latex-community.org/know-how/263-glossaries-nomenclature-lists-of-symbols-and-acronyms to try and learn how to use the glossaries package. However, ...
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Latexdiff not working in Windows (Unescaped left brace in regex)

Because the miktex repo is down today, I tried installed the latexdiff package manually. I am using windows 10 by the way. Here are the steps I followed. Installed strawberry perl from http://...
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Biber and Perl bug: Unescaped left brace in regex is deprecated, passed through in regex [closed]

I'm trying to run Biber. However, I get this error in the log file: Unescaped left brace in regex is deprecated, passed through in regex; marked by <-- HERE in m/\\ding{ <-- HERE ([2-9AF][0-9A-...
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uninitialized value in concatenation (.) or string at ******* line 50 [closed]

This script was created to monitor the memory leak. But when I ran the script, I am getting the following error messages: How do I get rid of this annoying error message "Use of uninitialized value ...
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Really lots of multiple indices with imakeidx - ind files not being created

I am writing my thesis in law and need to create about 21 different indices (lists of treaties, lists of statutes, lists of cases from different jurisdictions, etc). I am using the package imakidx ...
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Sublime Text LatexTools fail

I am using Sublime Text 2 with LatexTools on OS X 10.6. When I build, I get "TraditionalBuilder: Invoking latexmk... done." Yet Skim does not open the PDF. The problem might be related to the result ...
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CSVTools Perl Script / EOF found whilst scanning for \CSVtolongtable third argument [closed]

Using the CSV Tools perl script (this is to remove the CSVTools commands so that everything is in one file), I'm getting the following error. There is no EOF character in the CSV file (except at the ...
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Problem regarding Latexdiff, Perl and MikTex 2.9 on Win7 [closed]

I try to implement this interesting solution for latexdiff and multiple files. There are other questions regarding missing perl scripts but I cannot relate them or their solutions to my problem (i.e. ...
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Makeglossaries can't find perl

I'm not that familiar with Perl or that much with Latex. Most of my knowledge is from googling. But I can't find how to fix the following. After reading most topic here about how to use makeglossaries ...
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Error installing PDFBox library for pax package

On Ubuntu 14.04, I followed http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/44104/861. First install pax package. $ sudo tlmgr install pax Then run /usr/local/texlive/2014/texmf-dist/scripts/pax/pdfannotextractor....
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glossaries: including all items in a Glossary on TexniCenter [duplicate]

I am using the glossaries package to typeset some glossaries, on a perl+MikTeX+TexnicCenter (Windows) setup \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{report} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} ...