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

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Mirroring a TeX Live Installation Onto Another System

I have installed TeX Live 2010 on my PC and laptop. Both systems are running Windows XP SP3, and TeX Live is installed in C:\texlive in both systems. Recently, I ran TeX Live Manager on my PC, and ...
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Easiest way for installing and using pdfLaTeX on Windows

Installing and using pdfLaTeX is straight forward on Linux since you can select an install from the synaptic package manager and then use the command prompt. In Windows it seems a bit more complicated ...
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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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On Windows 7 install mktexpk places fonts under \users\userid…

I have an installation of Texlive on a Windows 7 system. TEXMFHOME is set to C:/texlive/whb/texmf. When I run mktexpk --mfmode cx --bdpi 300 --mag 1+180/300 --dpi 480 cmr12 it finds the fonts in the ...
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Can I install new packages for texlive

It seems that I can not do anything to update this outdated TeXlive+Kile system. ********:~/TeX$ texhash texhash: /usr/local/share/texmf/ls-R: no write permission. Skipping... texhash: ...
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Trouble Installing MathTimes Pro 2 (MacTex)

I recently obtained the MathTimes Pro 2 font from PCTex, and I'm having some trouble getting it to work; I use MacTex 2010. I've blindly followed the instructions posted on PCTex here: ...
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How to install Gregorio package on Ubuntu with TeXLive installed?

Does anyone here have experience installing the gregorio packages to work in Ubuntu using the non-repo TeXLive? Gregorio isn't packaged on CTAN as far as I could tell, and I don't know enough to be ...
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Non-repository management of TeXLive packages on Ubuntu

I am looking to update my version of beamer to 3.10 (which supports nonstandard slide aspect ratios), however the Ubuntu main repository only has version 3.07. I was not able to locate tlmgr. Is there ...
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fontspec-example.tex on texlive 2010 and Ubuntu?

I try to run fontspec-example.tex through xelatex on my Ubuntu 10.10 installation, combined with texlive 2010. The package cannot find any of the fonts, e.g., TeX Gyre Pagella (error is that kpathsea ...
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dvips: ! Bad PK file

Here is my latex code: \documentclass{ctexart} \begin{document} 中文宏包测试 \end{document} I install the ctex and zhmetrics with Texlive, but I still get the error message: dvips: ! Bad PK file ...
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memoir `\sideparfont undefined` on my Ubuntu machine but not on my Mac

When I run a tex file containing \renewcommand*{\sideparfont}{\small\itshape} on my MacBook it works perfectly but when I am running it on my Ubuntu 10.10 machine I get: !LaTeX Error: \sideparfont ...
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gedit [<— missing link? -->] TexLive

following up on a useful question and quite a few answers How can I call TexLive in Ubuntu? my question remains open :-) I write my LaTeX texts in gedit, my base is ubuntu hardy heron 8.04, now I ...
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Installing TeX Live from tug.org

I was trying to install TeX Live (on Ubuntu10.04) following the instructions contended in http://tug.org/texlive/quickinstall.html (c.f. thread Typesetting a document using Arabic script). I've ...
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BibLaTeX doesn't seem to work with MacTex 2010

I've read good things about biblatex so I want to use it for my paper. I use MacTex 2010 on OS X 10.6.6 with Textmate. So far I've been happy with MacTex but I just can' get biblatex to run. I did a ...
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How to install the Futura font in TeX Live 2010 in Linux(Ubuntu 10.10)?

How to install the Futura font in TeX Live 2010 in Linux(Ubuntu 10.10)?
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How soon do all CTAN mirrors update for TeX Live Utility to detect the changes?

If a new package gets officially recognized with an entry at CTAN today, (on average) when can I typically expect all mirrors to be updated so that TeX Live Utility can detect the changes?
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Two encoding files for one font in pdftex.map

What does it mean when pdftex.map has two encoding files in the entry of one font? Background: I am one of the maintainers of matplotlib, a Python plotting library. One feature of matplotlib is that ...
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TexLive cannot find Ruby.exe [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix error “ruby.exe seems not to be installed” in Windows 7 where both Miktex 2.9 and Ruby have been installed? I just installed TexLive 2010 on a ...
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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 ...
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On Ubuntu 10.10 with texlive-full installed, xelatex is rotating my figures 90 degrees counterclockwise

I am using the latest ubuntu with the texlive-full package. When I do a simple \includegraphics like this: \begin{figure}[h] \centering \rotatebox{-90}{\includegraphics[width=8cm]{problem1}} ...
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What's the deal with Tex Live and expl3.sty?

I've installed Tex Live 2010 on a mac, and when trying to use xelatex, I get the error: !Latex Error: File `expl3.sty' not found What is this package, and how can I get it installed on tex live? ...
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What formats do the file extensions in the TeX Live source tree denote

The TeX Live source tree is really huge. Is there an overview somehow somewhere of the meaning of all those file extensions? I mean e.g. in texlive/Master/texmf, there are 10 .sty, 18 .enc, 21 .tcx, ...
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acroTeX and TeXLive 2010

this is a follow-up of the post: How do you say Happy New Year with LaTeX? How do you say Happy New Year with LaTeX? It sounds great to be able to use LaTeX for such greetings but however I have ...
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How to configure kile in texlive 2010?

How to configure kile in texlive 2010?
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Texlive installation is missing tlmgr, how to fix?

I installed with the net install Texlive 2010 on an Ubuntu machine. Because I don't have to much space to spare I carefully selected components to install to reduce the required disk-space. Later I ...
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Install downloaded package via tlmgr

I’d like to install a package (microtype 2.5 beta 4) under TeX Live that isn’t available in the official repository. Now, I know that it’s usually enough to put the package under ~/texmf/tex/latex/ ...
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Chemstyle xkeyval error

I recently installed texlive-science from the Ubuntu repos and received the following error when I compile: ! Package xkeyval Error: `load-configurations' undefined in families `key'. LaTeX works ...
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How to install ochem for texlive

I found this package for latex that gives me the ability to typeset organic structural formulae and reaction schemes for chemistry. I'm having trouble with installing it though. I read through the ...
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pdflatex-fmt-doesnt-match-pdftex-pool

Using Kile 2.1 beta 4, TeXlive2010 on Ubuntu 10.04 the call of pdflatex from kile fails with the error "pdflatex-fmt-doesnt-match-pdftex-pool" as it has been reported here. However, I can compile ...
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How can I call TexLive in Ubuntu?

Following the instructions in this page https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LaTeX , I installed TexLive, which needs some 1GB of space (I installed the texlive-full package). Yet, after installation, I ...
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Integrate 'Sweave.sty' in the TeXLive 2010 search path (on Linux)

I'd like to add 'Sweave.sty' to my search-path, so that I don't need to copy 'Sweave.sty' to every Sweave-Document I create. I've located 'Sweave.sty' in '/usr/share/R/share/texmf/tex/latex'. I tried ...
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multiple (concurrent) TeXLive installations on Windows XP and with WinEdt

I have been a long user of TeXLive (TL) for many years on my Windows XP machine. I currently have TeXLive 2008 installed and I would like to install the new TL2010. I have heard of the possibility to ...
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How to improve texdoc results?

texdoc often fails for me, e.g. $ locate beameruserguide.pdf /usr/share/doc/latex-beamer/beameruserguide.pdf.gz $ texdoc -l beamer 1 ...
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How to add an extra searchable dir with personal style files to TeXLive, NOT under ~/Library/texmf?

Migrated from Win-MiKTeX (WMTX) to MacOSX-Aquamacs with TeXLive (MXATL), I have my personal .sty/.cls files somewhere under my homedir. So I go with ShreevatsaR's comments from Aug. 5 on this site ...
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pdflatex (texlive) tells me that “\homepage” is an 'undefined control sequence' when using moderncv

I'm getting an error when trying to typeset my CV using moderncv. I'm doing this on Linux using texlive and when I try to compile it using pdflatex an error is returned at the \homepage{} line, ...
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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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Differences in texlive implementations

I run the same input file in two computers, one having TeX Live/Debian under Ubuntu, the other with TeX Live/opensuse under SUSE 11.1. The second one fails to handle the file properly. In ...
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How can I upgrade to pgf 2.10

http://sourceforge.net/projects/pgf/ shows that 2 days ago (25 Oct 2010) version 2.10 of PGF (Tikz) is released. I am currently using texlive 2010. Will pgf 2.10 come in texlive 2010, or do I have to ...
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What analysis of Texlive's restricted permissions model exists?

TH. writes, in How should one use \write18 with BibTeX: Background Now that TeX Live 2010 has a restricted \write18, I figured it'd be reasonable to update my cv which uses the bibunits package ...
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Why does TeX Live's pdfTeX's %& parsing override the executable name?

In testing my answer to this question, I initially wrote the file %& eplain % code to answer question here \bye and compiled with pdftex e. Much to my surprise, the penultimate line of output ...
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Option delim_0 “\\dotfill” in makeindex ignored by texlive's makeindex?

I've a problem when making the index with a personal style file. Here is my file perso.ist headings_flag 1 heading_prefix "{\\bfseries\\hfil " heading_suffix "\\hfil}\\nopagebreak\n" delim_0 ...
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How to change TeXLive installer temp?

I want to install TeXLive on NAS; the problem is that its built-in Linux has very small /tmp partition which is quickly filled by packages downloaded by installer. Yet I have a plenty of place on ...
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How to upgrade TeXLive 2009 to TeXLive 2010

I have a TeXLive 2009 installation on my Linux machine. And, I'd like to upgrade it to TeXLive 2010. I tried the command sudo tlmgr update --self --all as suggested in How to keep my TeX Live ...
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Is hyperref's pdfborder option broken in TL 2010?

In TeX Live 2010, using \usepackage[pdfborder={0 0 0}]{hyperref} results in the warning Package hyperref Warning: Invalid value `0 0 0' (hyperref) for option `pdfborder'. (hyperref) ...
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Which fonts that are part of TeXLive have “real small caps”?

The TeX font catalogue doesn't allow you to see which fonts have real small caps. Some fonts do not have real small caps (e.g. any of the mathdesign ones). But some do (computer modern and therefore ...
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How to compile dvisvgm with texlive 2009?

I am rolling out my own mathview.el (similar to preview.el but aim to be more efficient) package for editing LaTeX in emacs. Currently it uses dvipng but I would like to use dvisvgm as an alternative. ...
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In TexLive 2009, 'tlmgr' tells me there are 'no updates available' for months now. Really?

Running TeXLive 2009 on Ubuntu 10.4, a vanilla install. I used to be able to get updates for TeXLive 2009, I'm sure. But for months now it just tells me: sudo ...
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TeX Live error on Ubuntu 10.04: pdflatex.fmt doesn't match pdftex.pool

I recently installed Ubuntu 10.04 over-top of Ubuntu 9.04, preserving my /home partition, but aside from that partition, it was a fresh install. I installed the texlive package (2009-7) from Ubuntu's ...
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New language - hyphenation

I'm working in a project (Ubuntu Manual, if you're curious) which requires TeX to create a PDF document. But when we have almost all translated, I've found that there wasn't an hyphenation pattern for ...
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can't \includegraphics eps files anymore with xelatex (used to work fine)

I've just noticed that (most likely caused by upgrading to opensuse 11.3 with TexLive 2009) whenever I try to \includegraphics{filename.eps} an eps file, I get the error: Unable to load picture or ...