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

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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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sudo does not find tlmgr

I have just installed texlive 2014 on a machine running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS at work. When I enter tlmgr update --self to the terminal for example, it returns the following: tlmgr: package repository ...
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Adding tftopl/pltotf to TeXlive basic

I started from a basic TeXlive 2014 installation on Mac. Recently I came across the need for the tftopl and pltotf programs. As far as I can tell, they should be provided by the texware package. Its ...
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Xubuntu 12.04 + Tex Live 2012 no biblatex binary and no biber

I am getting really confused now. I installed Tex Live 2012 on my Xubuntu 12.04 with a backport and I installed TexMaker. I could user PdfLatex right away and it generated everything I needed except ...
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Error in TeX Live – Font … not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not found

I freshly installed 'basic' version of TeX Live 2012 (not full, only basic version). I have following line in my code: \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} I get following error: ...
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Having a problem with TexLive Manager - tlmgr version conflict 2013

My OS is Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. I am trying to install latex on my computer and decided to use Texlive. The install seems to have worked properly but when I try to use tlmgr, I get the error: ...
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tlmgr stopped working due to outdated repository [closed]

tlmgr used to work fine, but now I am getting the following error message for whatever I try to do: tlmgr: The TeX Live versions supported by the repository (20xx--20xx) do not include the ...
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Tex Live 2014 full installation does not have documentation files

I installed the Full scheme of Tex Live 2014 with install-tl on RHEL 5. I find that it no longer has the texdoc-accessible PDF documentation. Am I missing something? Or is excluding the ...
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How to install listings.sty in tex-live DVD version. Ubuntu/Fedora

I run tex-live (pdfLatex) at home on Ubuntu and on Fedora in college. And this error comes up every time and forces me to go to the WriteLatex website. I know the Windows solution of running MPM. But ...
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TexLive 2014: Issue with Paralist package and enumerate

The following issue did not exist with TexLive 2012. I have been able to reproduce this issue with TeXLive 2014 freshly unpacked from the CTAN ISO file and with the same TeXLive 2014 but fully ...
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epstopdf / ghostscript can't find fonts

I have the following setup $ epstopdf --version epstopdf ($Id: epstopdf.pl 31784 2013-09-27 22:43:16Z karl $) 2.18 $ gs --version 9.10 $ tex --version TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2014/dev) $ uname -a ...
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Last xe(la)tex colors text in white in some circumstances

Last xe(la)tex: XeTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-0.99991 (preloaded format=xelatex 2014.6.19) (the one shipped with TeX Live 2014) colors text in white in some circumstances: in the following MWE file ...
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Create a local texmf tree in Ubuntu

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 which came with TeX Live 2009 pre-installed. I want to create a local texmf tree at the location ~/Dropbox/mylocaltexmf/, so that I can place my own .sty files in my Dropbox ...
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TeXLive Utility Not Updating multicol package [closed]

According to http://www.ctan.org/pkg/multicol, the latest multicol package is 1.8g 2014-08-24. After updating all packages via the TeXLive Utility: I still only have the 2014/04/23 v1.8e version. ...
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point tlmgr to a new release

I'M trying to update texlive from 2013 to 2014, using this guide, but after installing 2014, tlmgr doesn't know of the new version, and thus I can't update packages. How do I point tlmgr to the new ...
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LaTeX/XeLaTeX runs fine with TeXShop but not with bash

I always used TeXShop in the Mac for the last 7 years but now I need to run the compilation remotely. If I run in the terminal (bash shell): XeLaTeX file.tex I get kpathsea: Running mktexfmt ...
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TL update affects fixme handling of options?

A few hours ago, the following code worked fine (albeit in a larger document): \documentclass{article} \RequirePackage{xkvltxp} ...
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font installation on Linux texlive (server) installation

I am trying to install the mtpro2 font for texlive2014 following the commands listed http://pctex.com/kb/62.html Everything is working smoothly until the last command: updmap-sys --enable Map ...
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Can't compile with most recent version of TeX Live (2013)

I have used a tex template for my CV for years. But I recently migrated everything to a new Mac running OS 10.8.4 and the document will no longer compile. I have confirmed that the file compiles ...
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Un-official MacTeX repository

I have been using LiveTeX since 5 years ago. I have always used TeX Live utility to keep up-to-date my LaTeX distribution. Today I woke up with this question: I want to know if there is an ...
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What are the benefits of vanilla texlive over texlive provided by Ubuntu repository?

This question presumes that vanilla texlive is superior and thus deserves to be installed despite the troubles over Ubuntu apt-get. What exactly are these benefits? I'm considering going back to ...
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Problem with \DeclareFixedFont and \psfrag in texlive2013

I have a problem with \DeclareFixedFont in combination with \psfrag which occurs in texlive2013 but not in texlive2010. When I use \DeclareFixedFont{\myFont}{T1}{ptm}{b}{n}{10} in the MWE the letter ...
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Unable to install texlive from install-tl

I am unable to install texlive from install-tl script on fedora20. When I use: ./install-tl gui wizard It gives an error: invalid after png_start_read_image or png_read_update_info at ...
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TeX Live distribution not showing up in system preferences

I've been using MacTex-2012 for a while (well, since 2012) with no problems (well, relatively few problems). Today, while using tlmgr (which I hadn't played around with much before), I got an error ...
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Unable to install keyval.sty

I have a minimal TeX Live installation in ~/texlive/2014. I was trying to install keyval.sty using tlmgr. So, I tried, tlmgr install keyval But it gives an error: tlmgr: package repository ...
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Latex cannot find `.sty` files

I am on a mac and I believe I am using MacTeX. I am getting errors of the sort: File `fullpage.sty' not found. When I run locate fullpage.sty I get ...
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How to fix this MWE to show the chapterthumbs in KOMA-Script?

the compilation failure of the whole dissertation was narrowed down to this MWE below. For some reason the MWE fails to compile with the log file below: MWE This MWE is related to this post and this ...
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How can I tell TeX Live Utility where my TeX distribution is?

So, I was in a hurry, and didn't read the copious verbiage on TeX Live as directed by the TeX Live Utility when you have an out-of-date TeX Live install (I had 2010). So, I'm comfortable with the ...
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Is it safe to use the TeX Live Update utility while compiling documents?

I just started the TeX Live Update utility and saw that quite some packages were updated on the server. I proceeded to update all outdated packages, but this takes a while. Is it safe (in terms of ...
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List of Updates available in TexLive utility the same every time

For some reason I keep getting the same available updates every time I open TexLive Utility. I update all of them (200mb worth of updates) and after getting the message that it was successful, I close ...
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TexLive Manager - tlmgr version conflict (2013-2014)

My OS is Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. I've just downloaded and installed Tex Live 2014 with the script made by the team behind Tex Live 2014. Now I want to use a package in my IDE (TeXStudio), but I cannot ...
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How to run TeX Live 2014 in Windows 8 64bit?

I would like to run TeX Live 2014 in Windows 8 64bit. Installed TeX Live 2014 32bit. When I try to run my first TeX program first.tex I get the following error message in command line: warning: ...
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Do I need to run non-tlmgr tools each time I use Tex Live Utility to update Tex?

I've made some modifications to my TeX installation outside of the TeX Live Utility, which I use primarily, as a convenient way to keep my installation up to date. For example, I've added some fonts ...
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Reconfiguring Tex Live Utility for 2014

I'm having some problems getting TexLive Utility to work with the repository to update packages. I received an error that said subfigure was an undefined environment in the RCS Journal template I was ...
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How to get chapterthumb work in KOMA-Script?

I came from here as I was looking for a way to get chapterthumb work according to the directions. I manually installed the chapterthumb.sty package into the texlive2013 distribution. However, the MWE ...
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I have two versions of Texlive on Ubuntu and I don't know how to indicate that one should be used

I recently ran into a problem when compiling a doc, where latex indicated a missing package, while Ubuntu indicated that it was installed. The missing package in question is pst-node.sty but I think ...
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How can the last updated packages get propagated earlier than the first updated packages

I often experience the following phenomenon. For example, from texnik.dante.de/tex/generic I noticed that pst-plot gets updated on August 24, 2014 pst-poly gets updated on August 28, 2014 and ...
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problem with installling texlive in windows 7

I am new to latex. I am trying to install Texlive in my windows PC. But I am facing the following problem. The installation is in the same stage for more than one hour, but no change. I tried ...
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How to get started using mtpro2 lite on TeXLive?

I want to use mtpro2 but I have no idea how to get it working on TeXLive. I thought it was difficult to understand what do in order to install it. Until I became convinced that perhaps it is already ...
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How does LaTeX find package files?

On a fresh install of TeXlive on a Linux box (Linux Mint 11) I get the following error message: ! LaTeX Error: File `scalefnt.sty' not found. But the file is there: $ find /usr/ -name ...
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How to remove everything related to TeX Live for fresh install on Ubuntu?

How can I remove everything that is related to TeX Live from my Ubuntu 12.04? I first used the backport packages from ppa:texlive-backports/ppa and later the manual install via install-tl-unx.tar.gz. ...
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Latex can not read my files in french

I use Linux mint 17 an unofficial Ubuntu distribution. I have download and install texlive 2014 from CTAN, then I have install the IDE Kile (editor KDE). My problem is: when I compile my work which ...
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Passing files to SAGE on Mac OS X

System: Mac OS X 10.9.2 Sage Version 6.1.1, Release Date: 2014-02-04 TexLive 2013 installation I'm trying to pass a file generated by LaTex (sagetex.sty) that is in SAGE format to my local ...
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Problem with psfrag + fncychap in TeXLive 2013

I am working with psfrag to do my plots and fncychap to have nice chapter titles. Please check the minimal example: ...
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Beginner Concepts about how latex works

I'm a beginner in latex, I understand that latex requires a Tex editor to compile the code and a distribution to get the libraries installed. However, there are many concepts that still I want expert ...
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TexLive Version outdated and unsupported by repositories

I recently upgraded my Linux Distribution to Ubuntu 14.04 and received the following error when I tried installing a package using tlmgr: (running on Debian, switching to user mode!) tlmgr: The ...
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Why can't TeX Live's size be reduced?

I understand that the following question has been answered Why is the MacTeX distribution so large? Is there anything smaller for OS X? but my question differs from it. I just installed MacTeX and ...
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TexLive 2014 iso file doesn't work to install it

I am trying to install TexLive 2014 on my Windows XP. I create virtual drive with the iso.torrent file downloaded from here http://anorien.csc.warwick.ac.uk/mirrors/CTAN/systems/texlive/Images/ And ...
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problem installing texlive 2014 on ubuntu

I have tried to remove and install texlive on my PC with Ubuntu 14 (64 bit). But the version that is installed is 2013. Can anybody tell me why?
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Problem with installing TeX Live under Windows 8

I am new to LaTeX and wanted to install the required "programs". But when I came to installing TeX Live, there seemed to be a problem: Can't spawn "cmd.exe": No such file or directory at (directory) ...