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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 TeX Live installer temp?

I want to install TeX Live 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 TeX Live 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 ...
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problem with kile installation in fedora 13 + texlive

I recently started using fedora with kde and I want to install kile. But, the version of TeX Live in the official repositories is TeX Live 2007 and I want a more complete and recent version. I tried ...
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How to install “vanilla” TeXLive on Debian or Ubuntu?

Debian and Ubuntu have very good texlive packaging. But I'd like to use tlmgr to have a more fine-grained control about upgrades and which packages I want to be installed. So how do I install ...
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How to keep my TeX Live installation up to date?

What is the recommended way to keep my TeX Live installation up to date? Is there any package manager (like MiKTeX on Windows) that could help me with this? If it helps I'm running on Mac OS X and my ...
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Why is the MacTeX distribution so large? Is there anything smaller for OS X?

I would like to know how to install LaTeX on Mac 10.6 or higher. But the MacTeX is some 1.28 GB file! Is there a smaller distribution I could install? What exactly is TeX Live?
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Whatever happened to \newfontinstance?

I just installed a pretest version of TeXLive 2010 and tried compiling some files as a test. None of my XeLaTeX files compile because apparently the command \newfontinstance (which was defined in ...