TeX Live is a widely used TeX distribution available for Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, and other Unix-like operating systems.

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Issue installing Tex Live on Windows 10

I install yesterday a clean version of Windows 10 afetr the update and the format. Today i was trying install Tex Live but there is a issue. The installer (exe) unzip the file but then simply shut ...
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tlmgr cannot setup TLPDB

I'm trying to update my installation of texlive 2013 under Ubuntu 13.10. However, I followed the instruction on this answer, but I get an error (running on Debian, switching to user mode!) ...
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Ubuntu14: TexLive2014: How to install extra packages?

I'm using Ubuntu 14 LTS. I (fully) installed TexLive2013 then I (fully) uninstalled it in order to install TexLive2014 which I did it from an .iso file succesfully. Now I want to install an extra ...
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Trying to install texlive but it gets stuck

This is the output of the installation. I have no idea why this keeps happening. I've tried the installation multiple times and with every mirror it gets hung up on the same part. This is the first ...
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I think I installed TexLive 2015 but version says 2013

tex --version returns 2013. How can I switch to 2015? I'm using Linux Ubuntu. In /usr/local/texlive I see 2 directories: "2015" and "texmf-local". Here's my output of tex --version: TeX ...
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Tex File No Longer Compiles

The file below was compiling just fine under official repository texlive versions for fedora 18 and 19. I switched to fedora 22 and started having issues (see error log below). ...
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problems with the first time using pdflatex [on hold]

I used this method to install TeX Live: How to install "vanilla" TeXLive on Debian or Ubuntu? It is recommended in that post to edit /etc/environment. But another post recommends editing ...
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Error when compiling with Tex Live 2015: eledmac package

I've just recently upgraded to Tex Live 2015 and I have several files using eledmac package. With the new distribution I get this error in my .log file: ...
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Undefined control sequence on fresh “vanilla” TeXLive on Windows

I reinstalled Windows today, then installed "vanilla" TeXLive 2015 using install-tl-windows.exe. I did everything as I already did before: installed TeXLive with the small-scheme and then installed ...
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Using the TeX Live fonts in xelatex

If one have installed the Vanialla TeX Live 2015 (i.e. by hand not via packages) on Ubuntu. An MWE like this does not compile with xelatex \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} ...
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Where does the package fontspec look for OpenType fonts, especially FontAwesome.otf?

I have a supposedly trivial question and I'm having a hard time finding an answer. How can I determine the directories where fontspec is looking for OTF files? I want to edit FontAwesome.otf with ...
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How to install a latex package in MacOS TeXLive?

I just downloaded cyrillic package into a temp directory and executed: sudo latex cyrlatex.ins It works, but it produces a few dozen files in the same directory. How to place them into my TeXLive ...
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Permissions problem with tlmgr

I just updated tlmgr and installed a few fonts (type1cm, palimas, etc.). However, when I attempt to use them, I get a "permission denied" error. Which makes sense when I look at the permissions of ...
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Rule of thumb for synchronizing/updating Tex distributions

Some companies will not update their tex distribution regularly. What is a practical length of time to allow to pass before failing to resynchronize Tex Live or Miktex could reasonably become a ...
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Windows, TeX Live and directory for personal packages

On Unix like system using TeX Live, the command kpsewhich --var-value=TEXMFLOCAL gives the path of the directory where to install homemade package. For example, on my Mac, I obtain the path ...
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How to increase the font size of Xelatex IEEE Bibliography?

After I change my biblography to IEEE style (\usepackage[style=ieee,backend=biber]{biblatex} and \printbibliography[title=Bibliography]), the words in the biblography becomes smaller, so my advisor ...
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Thicker font in latex + dvipdf versus pdflatex (TeXLive 2015) [duplicate]

Reviving a four year old unanswered question: Why is there a different font thickness if compiling differently? This time providing the output pdf files: latex+dvipdf version pdflatex version Not ...
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How long will it take TeX Live to fit Windows 10?

Many of you probably knows that on 29th of July the new version of Windows will be available and I am inquiring, but given that I need LaTeX, I would like to know the point in the heading. Thank you. ...
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Why shouldn't I use getnonfreefonts to install additional fonts? Why shouldn't I use updmap when installing or removing fonts?

This question and answer is a response to a request from Joseph Wright. Why shouldn't I use getnonfreefonts to install additional fonts? Why shouldn't I use updmap when installing or removing fonts? ...
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Is there any organised way by which new LaTeX learners can benefit from previous questions? [migrated]

I am a new LaTeX learner, with what I have read and heard about it, I know its going to be a great tool for researchers in time saving and more, I have also discover that TeX, stack-exchange etc. has ...
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MinionPro % character not being properly rendered

After installing MinionPro following instructions from https://toihoctap.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/install-minionpro-font-for-texlive-2012-in-ubuntu-12-04-lts/ % signs aren't being properly rendered, ...
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GUI version of the TeX Live manager for TL2015 does not work

I updated to Tex Live 2015 on Ubuntu 14.04 and trying to use tlmgr --gui to update packages but it not working. Installed the perl-tk through sudo apt-get install perl-tk and then used tlmgr ...
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Tex Live 2015 Fundamental package texlive.infra not present

I updated to Tex Live 2015 on Ubuntu 14.04. When I try to update the packages using the following command tlmgr update --self --all I get the following error: tlmgr: package repository ...
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Installing WebOMintsGD font in Tex Live 2015 on Ubuntu 14.04

I wonder how to correctly install the WebOMintsGD font in Tex Live 2015 on Ubuntu 14.04. I tried the following code but without any success: wget ...
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Error installing “vanilla” TexLive on Ubuntu 14.04

I've read all answers on "How to install "vanilla" Tex Live on Debian or Ubuntu?" and used scottkosty's script to do so. I'm getting an error at the end of installation process: install-tl-ubuntu: ...
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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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Overfull \hbox with komascript and \newlength in texlive 2015

The following mwe \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage[demo]{graphicx} \newlength{\testlength} \setlength{\testlength}{.75\linewidth} \begin{document} \includegraphics[width=\testlength]{demo} ...
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TeXLive-2015: Updating packages on OS X Mavericks does not work with 'TeX Live Utility.app'

I recently installed the Full TeX Live 2015 Distribution (having used the 2014 distribution before). Now when I want to update packages with the help of the TeX Live Utility.app, the following ...
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After installing textgreek, lgrenc.def still not available

I installed MacTeX's texlive 2014basic to avoid having to download too much all at once. One of the papers I wanted to build uses the textgreek package. Though I can install that with tlmgr sudo ...
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Set DVI version output in xelatex?

After upgrade to TeXLive 2015 I can no longer convert xdv output of xelatex to svg with dvisvgm. MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{polyglossia} \begin{document} $x^2$ ...
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“TeX Live Manager” send an error with the message “Cannot determine release”

I have just installed TeX Live 2015 using "install-tl-WINDOWS.bat". When I click in "TeX Live Manager", I get an error with the message "Cannot determine release". But if I execute "tlmgr --gui" in ...
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Upgrading Tex Live from 2013 to 2015 on Ubuntu 14.04

I upgraded Tex Live from 2013 to 2015 on Ubuntu 14.04 using the guidelines given in this nice answer. But have some problems. After upgrading when I check the version of Tex Live using tex --version ...
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TeX Live Utility, don't know how to start it

I'm trying to learn how to install packages in LaTeX. I've downloaded the TeX Live Utility in order to have a GUI (I'm using a Mac) and I've installed it, but I don't know how to run the application ...
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pdflatex from texlive enters infinite loop

I'm working on a text that makes `pdflatex (from texlive) enter an infinite loop. After experimenting for a while I got a minimum working example, which I show below: \documentclass{article} ...
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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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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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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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Can't Uninstall or start tex live manager after update

My question is similar to this one however I have tried installing strawberry perl and since the problem arose after an update not during an installation. I am running a windows 64bit machine with a ...
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Undefined control sequence \babeltags

I'm a beginner with LaTeX but I couldn't find anything on this problem: I have the following document: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} % Default font size and paper size \usepackage[german, ...
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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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Repository and local installation

I try to install certain packages using tlmgr install package, but I keep getting tlmgr: The TeX Live versions supported by the repository http://tlcontrib.metatex.org/2013 (2013--2013) do not ...
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How to configure the dictionary-path for TeXworks @ TeX Live portable?

I want to use spell-checking with TeXworks under TeXlive (portable) under Windows XP. Is it possible to use the dictionaries of Mozilla, e.g. en-GB.aff and en-GB.dic? Where do I place the ...
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Question about e-TeX in TL

In TeX Live 2014 man etex reads: BUGS This version of e-TeX implements a number of optional extensions. In fact, many of these extensions conflict to a greater or lesser extent ...
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Can I install MacTex 2015 on an OS X Homebrew system without permission issues?

I currently have a working MacTex 2014 installation and Homebrew installation on OS 10.10.3, and am about to install MacTex 2015. But I'm concerned about permission issues. Both packages install in ...
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Error when updating texlive 2015

When I want to update packages of texlive 2015 I get this error? what is the problem? tlmgr update --list The locale codeset (cp720) isn't one that perl can decode, stopped at C:\texlive ...
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Fatal format file error; stymied. fmtutil: infinite recursion

I'm using texlive / ConTeXt / Xetex, but I don't know which of those might be relevant to the problem. The summary is that when I run TeX, I get a "Fatal format file error; I'm stymied" message. ...
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\Xendlemmaseparator from eledmac produces “undefined control sequence”. What is wrong? [closed]

as per title: everything else I do with the eledmac package works fine. The manual says that \lemmaseparator can be used to change the separator used in footnotes, and \Xendlemmaseparator accordingly ...
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Installation of TeX Live 2015 hangs at “package-specific postactions”

I am new to LateX, I downloaded TeX Live 2015 ISO over the internet and mounted with PowerISO on a windows vista (DELL studio, x64bits), installation began but has not finished even upto the time I am ...
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BasicTeX - how to identify packages that need to be added after an upgrade

I'm using the BasicTeX distribution on OS X and recently upgrade from the 2011 to the 2012 distribution. This forces me to add the packages that I had added over time to the BasixTeX 2011 installation ...
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Upgraded from Texlive 2013 to 2014 and pstbarcode no longer works

\documentclass[border=10pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pst-barcode} \usepackage{auto-pst-pdf} \begin{document} \begin{pspicture}(0.7in,0.7in) \psbarcode{http://www.kernel.org}{}{qrcode} ...