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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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How to get a package into texlive

Say I have written an awesome package called "worldpeace.sty" and uploaded it to CTAN. What can I do to get the package in to texlive?
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Memory settings with MacTeX 2012 [closed]

Until now I had TeXLive 2011 installed and could successfully modify my memory settings using this solution with the TextWrangler approach to the question Memory settings with MacTeX - Which texmf.cnf ...
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Problem With updmap-sys

I ran the TeX Live 2012 update this morning on my 64-bit Kubuntu 12.04 linux system (tlmgr update --all) and received the following error: tlmgr: package log updated at ...
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Migrating from Debian texlive to vanilla

I had been using the native Debian texlive on Mint Linux for a time, with Texmaker. Now I installed the "vanilla" texlive, in order to have a better package control with tlmgr. However, I believe I ...
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Error in siunitx with TeXlive 2012? 'missing $' with inter-unit-product option

With the latest TeXlive update to the 2012 version, for some reason I am getting missing $ inserted messages, when using the inter-unit-product option for \si. For example, this is taken directly ...
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Updating tlmgr 2011 to 2012

When I run # tlmgr update --self This is the reply I get: tlmgr: package repository ftp://ftp.riken.go.jp/pub/tex-archive/systems/texlive/tlnet /usr/local/texlive/2011/bin/x86_64-linux/tlmgr: The ...
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problem with pk fonts with texlive in linux [closed]

I have installed TexLive 2012 on a Linux CentOS 5.8 via the user root. The installation has been placed at /usr/local/texlive/2012; but for some reason, some pk fonts were placed at ...
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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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Problem compiling with TeXLive

I am a Ubuntu user, and recently I had a problem with my upgrade from an older version of Ubuntu to a newer one, so I had to wipe everything out and start back from scratch. Unfortunately, that ...
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Kile and texlive 2012

Since I was not happy about the choice of texlive 2009 from Ubuntu repositories, I installed texlive 2012 manually from the website. Secondly, I like Kile to write, but when I try to install it, it ...
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Is it possible to download TeX Live in a separate, single file?

Installation through the internet is so harsh... For example, is there a torrent for TeX Live?
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texlive-latex-extra and koma-moderncvclassic [closed]

I installed the ubuntu package texlive-latex-extra which contains a latex package "koma-moderncvclassic". However, if I compile a document \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} ...
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Weird problem with pgfsys-xetex.def and fadings (xelatex) [closed]

[...] Your graphic driver pgfsys-xetex.def does not support fadings [...] That's what the following MWE returns: \documentclass{beamer} \usecolortheme{rose} \usecolortheme{seahorse} ...
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TeX Live 2012 - what should be known about it?

TeX Live 2012 release is near, so I think it is possibly a good time to sum it a bit, like it was done before with 2011. Feel free to add anything relevant in this community wiki. What should we know ...
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If tug.org is down, where can I download TexLive?

If tug.org is down, where can I download/update TeX-Live?
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TeX Live 2011 vs Ubuntu TeX Live

Is it worth the effort to manually install TeX Live 2011 on Ubuntu? Has so much changed since 2009? I am a new Ubuntu user coming from windows and have very limited knowledge of Linux environment. I ...
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Manually installing a font map in TEXMFHOME - updmap can't find the map-file

I am trying to install newtx from CTAN for my user only. At first, I tried to follow the README which is available there. First of, I am using TeXlive 2011 on Archlinux. I have also checked if all my ...
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Hebrew TeXLive on Ubuntu 12.04 missing fonts

The installation is TeXLive on Ubuntu 12.04. I've been using a variety of source files, some of them extremely simple. I can post if necessary, but thought it might be irrelevant given the seeming ...
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Suftesi font in book class

How can i have the series of font of suftesi in a normal book class of LaTeX ?
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How to set up Okular for forward/backward search with TeX Live 2011? (not trivial anymore)

I am working with Xbuntu 12.04 on a MacBook Air 4,1. I have Okular version 0.14.3 and TeX Live 2011 installed. I used to have perfect forward (from .tex to .pdf) and backward (from .pdf to .tex) ...
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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: ...
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How to use TeX Live on Fedora 17?

On Fedora 17 I have at least 3 ways to use TeX Live: Install it from the default repository (TeX Live 2007, very old) Add a work-in-progress developer repository - is it stable enough? In the past ...
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What font packages are installed in TeX live?

What font packages are installed in a full installation of TeX live? Which are obsolete? Example: \usepackage{mathpazo} brings Palatino as the roman font. The times package seems to be obsolete (as ...
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texlive shell escape problems with psfrag

I work with some scripts that automatically convert the fonts in a plot using psfrag and pstool to another font. However these fail if I use texlive. They work with Miktex. Since I get requests from ...
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Bug with texdef (currfile) in frozen TexLive 2011

To keep in line with the Q&A format: I am on Ubuntu Lucid, with the frozen TexLive 2011, from where I installed texdef. Unfortunately, when I ran one of the examples from the help (and I ...
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Memory limit reached - Precompile .tikz plots - How to output pdf with papersize near to image [closed]

Okay, well I have a problem my .tex file has reached the memory limit. Now I tried to change the memory limit /usr/share/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf however that does not work. It keeps saying pdflatex> ...
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texlive 2011 / ubuntu 12.04 and TeX Live Backports PPA [closed]

I've installed Texlive 2011 in Ubuntu 12.04 (64 bits) following this tuto : http://starlinq.livejournal.com/2542.html I've changed the PATH and so on in the ~/.profil file. But after that, I've ...
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How to install custom sty files where the LaTeX compiler can find them?

I created a custom beamer style. For this I have several .sty files. I am able to install this custom theme on my Ubuntu 12.04 with the standard tex-live provided distribution by putting it my home as ...
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How to install package `tabu`? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where do I place my own .sty files, to make them available to all my .tex files? I want to include style sheet tabu.sty when compile. Currently, the following error will ...
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tlmgr: TeX Live 2011 is frozen forever

I recently installed TeX Live 2011 (basic) and ran tlmgr command. The output said No command 'tlmgr' found, did you mean..... As a remedy I exported the directory where tlmgr is located to $PATH ...
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TexLive 2011 does not allow custom installation

I am trying to install TexLive 2011 according to instructions posted on its website here: http://tug.org/texlive/quickinstall.html I used command sudo ./install-tl --gui wizard & I get 5-step ...
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All files under `/usr/share/texmf` are removed, how to save?

I remove all files under /usr/share/texmf by mistake with rm(could I call it the curse of rm T_T). How could I do next to save the environment? Re-install? Or any other choice.
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Cyrillic monospaced font in XeLaTeX

I've installed full TexLive 2011 using "install-tl" script in Ubuntu 12.04. When I was using TexLive 2009 from repositories the following file was compiled without any errors. ...
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TeXLive2011, XeLaTex and Beamer won't compile lists

Approximately a year ago I created a beamer presentation using TeXLive 2009 on Ubuntu and XeLaTeX (since I wanted to use system fonts). Meanwhile I upgraded to TeXLive 2011. Yesterday I tried to run ...
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How to teach latex to find Sweave.sty? [Ubuntu 12.04; TeXLive 2011]

I work on XUbuntu 12.04 and I have installed R 2.15. Since the package manager only provides TeX Live 2009, I use the following to install TeX Live 2011 on XUbuntu: download install-tl-unx.tar.gz ...
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Which TeX distribution? (Undefined control sequence)

(FYI I am new to LaTeX) I'm trying to compile a TeX document that someone else has given me. I had BasicTex installed, and it didn't seem to work. My friend said he uses TeX Live, so I tried ...
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How to set font to Arial throughout the entire document in Mongolian?

I have: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[mongolian]{babel} \usepackage[cp1251]{inputenc} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{uarial} ...
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Kile inverse search fails with Texlive 2011 [closed]

I am using Scientific Linux 6.1. When I installed Kile it came with Texlive 2007 so I installed Texlive 2011 and made necessary changes to make Kile use Texlive 2011. The problem is , am unable to ...
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Tengwar script in TeX Live

I tried to compile this example but the LaTeX compiler gives the following errors. What can I do? name = tngani, rootname = tngani, pointsize = mktexmf: empty or non-existent rootfile! Cannot find ...
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Sweave.sty Rd.sty on texlive 2011 (OpenSUSE 12.1)

I am trying to make Sweave.sty and Rd.sty globally available on my system. After reading related posts on StackExchange, I changed texmf.cnf, so that kpsewhich --expand-var='$TEXMF' results in ...
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How do I write a paper using APA6 format? [closed]

I'm trying to write a paper, and the format must adhere to APA style, 6th edition. I've found that I should use \documentclass{apa6} to do this. Well, I tried, and I get : File 'apa6.cls' not ...
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How to print the list of packages installed on TeX Live to a file?

OS: Ubuntu 11.10 TeX: Tex Live 2011 List of packages originally installed with Tex Live Using the information given at the aforementioned question, I was able to see the list of packages in my ...
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Local font installation problems

Recently I tried to reinstall the MathTimePro II fonts in my local texmf directory. I already have Lucida fonts installed which works fine. So I carefully copied all the relevant files/folders to the ...
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Problem with loading font metrics file [closed]

Trying to make PDF output with pdflatex halts with this message: Font T1/ptm/m/n/10=ptmr8t at 10.0pt not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not found After searching a bit I found that file ptmr8t.tfm is ...
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How to install XyMTeX to work with TeX Live on Windows 7

I write my reports with LaTeX. I use TeXmaker plus TeX Live distribution. I want to use XyMTeX in a document when I wanna use \usepackage{xymtex} but there are errors. I don't know anything about how ...
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TeXLive dependents?

I know this might not be a question for this forum but for SS; however, someone might give me a hint. This problem happens to me both in Ubuntu and in OS X. When I want to install something (e.g., ...
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pgfplots: I do not know the key '/tikz/nodes near coords' error [closed]

I'm trying to create a simple plot using pgfplots. I have a problem though that drives me crazy. I'm working on a debian installation and had installed the tex-live version from the repositories. The ...
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Using tfrupee with texlive in ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I have full TeXlive. I wanted Indian rupee symbol. I downloaded tfrupee from CTAN. I did following: unzip tfrupee.zip cd tfrupee/ sudo cp -rv fonts/type1/tfrupee/ ...
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TeXLive 2011 ConTeXt problem

I was wondering if there were any bugs with ConTeXt on TeXLive 2011. I normally do not use ConTeXt but wanted to play with it. $ uname -a OpenBSD oko.bagdala2.net 5.1 GENERIC.MP#188 i386 I have ...