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How to transform a local texlive installation into a portable one

I have a local texlive installation (texlive 2013 on a linux machine installed by texlive installer, not by linux packaging). How can I transform it into a portable installation on a usb drive (to be ...
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How uninstall TeXLive 2013 under Windows 8?

How does one uninstall the previous version (2013) of TeXLive under Windows (Windows 8, to be specific).
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How can a package be listed on CTAN but not be available in Tex Live?

Here is a comment by Alan Munn on How soon do all CTAN mirrors update for TeX Live Utility to detect the changes? Except for during [the freeze period], (i.e., most of the time) TeXLive updates to ...
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Retrieving image stored in a network folder?

I am trying to create a header for a TeX file that includes an image. The image in question is located in the network directory "\\FileStore1\Forms\IT Info\Apps\pdfTex\images\", and I am having a ...
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Packages kvoptions and pdflscape are missing in texlive 2014?

I just installed texlive 2014 and tried to compile my documents. However I cannot install the packages kvoptions and pdflscape because tlmgr says that they are not present in the package repository. ...
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Add new bibliography style

I want to use a bibliography style that not installed with texlive. How could I install new bibliography style on texlive (windows 7)?
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TeX and Ubuntu coming from OS-X

I'm new to Ubuntu (using 12.04) coming from OS-X 10.8 and .9. I've been using LaTeX on OS-X using the TeXWorks editor. When I tried to install TeXLive on Ubuntu 12.4 it seems to have installed okay ...
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Embeding mpeg-4 video into presentation using media9

I am aware there is a fair amount of content on this topic on stack exchange, however, I am stuck with this problem for three days, and can't find a solution. I am trying to embed a animation into pdf ...
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fmex8.pfb in MacTex

Recently, I have installed MacTex. Then, even if I try to run the following simple code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} Test: $e^{\sum{x}}$ \end{document} the logs ...
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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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TeXLive and MikTeX behave differently in handling BOM

It is a followup of my answer that has been converted to comment (click) posted several decades ago. Shortly speaking, MikTeX does not remove leading BOM but TeXLive does as shown in the following ...
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Configure latexmk in TeXworks (TeX Live 2013)

I am trying to configure latexmk in TeXworks 0.4.5 accompanied by TeX Live 2013. I followed the instructions on the TeXworks site, as noted in the picture below: My code is very simple as follows: ...
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Will TeXLive 2014 be 64 bit?

I've recently seen the TeXLive "roadmap" here: https://www.tug.org/texlive/ It seems TeXLive 2014 is just around the corner... I've also noticed that past versions of TeXLive are all 32-bit. Are ...
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Using fonts from winfonts package with report document class

The winfonts package (around since 2006) is said to provide the following fonts for LaTeX2e. Arial Franklin Gothic Tahoma Comic Sans Georgia Times Courier ...
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How to install a new beamer theme on linux (texlive and texmaker)

I have a LaTeX Beamer template from this webpage (automatically download from university homepage): http://kom.aau.dk/~jkn/latex/files/AAUsimple_v1.2.1.zip But I don't know how to use it. I could ...
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(k)ubuntu, TeXLive manually installed, tlmgr not working

(Summary: tmlgr was not working in a typical manual (non-apt) install of TeXLive in Ubuntu.) In Kubuntu, I used install-tl-unx.tar.gz, and install-tl --gui=text to make a basic install. That is, I ...
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Is there a way to transfer the state of tlmgr from texlive 2013 to 2014

Every year to get a not too big texlive directory and faster updates (less downloading), I manually remove a lot of packages. Is there a simple way to get the operation done on year (for example for ...
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Installing pdflatex

I've been working with miktex for a while, recently I installed texlive instead, and found pdflatex for each manager is different, I'd like to unninstall pdflatex from the texlive manager and install ...
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Using symlinks to point to a .bib file in a different directory with bibtex and texmaker

This has been driving me crazy all day. Tried everything before asking a new question, I apologize in advance if I missed something. What I'm trying to do is to have a centralized .bib file that I ...
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Defrosting: How to manually install TeX packages

I have a BasicTex installation (downloaded here and based on the MacTeX2013 distribution) running on OSX. I need to add some additional packages that are not included in the installation (actually no ...
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elsarticle.cls not found when using TexMaker, but texlive-latex-extra is installed

I am trying to get my TeX document to build. I know this works because I've done it on another system, but I recently put Lubuntu on my linux partition, so everything is new again. I've installed ...
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Log file not found! Texmaker error

I installed TexLive and Texmaker. When I want to build the tex document I receive the "Log not found!" error. Here is a screenshot of the Texmaker settings: I also used "PDFlatex + view PDF" in ...
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“\No”: “Undefined control sequence” in TeXStudio (TeXLive)

! Undefined control sequence. \@title ->Home work \\ Economics \No ~2 l.16 \maketitle Today, I tried to change my text-editor from TeXworks to TeXStudio (and MiKTeX to ...
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Project-local package management

As a follow up to the question ‘What does the output of TeX/LaTeX depend on (in the sense of version and distribution)’, I wonder if there are any tools (or at least plans to ship such a tool) which ...
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New Texlive installation fails

Just installed the new version of texlive 2013 and I set the PATH to point to the correct location but when I tried the test with the pdflatex command it fails with the following error This is ...
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Compilation error after texlive update

I used to make animated pictures using pstricks and the beamer overlay syntax (eg. using \only<2>{<some pstricks code>}) with the standalone class. Here a MWE which did the work: ...
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Empty bibliography generated by Vim-LaTeX in Ubuntu 14.04

I use Vim-LaTeX to compile LaTeX documents to PDF by invoking \ll command in the editor. I'm getting this warning on compiling a LaTeX document in the new Ubuntu 14.04: LaTeX Warning: Empty ...
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How to create Placeholder for missing figure?

I'm writing my paper using texlive2013.As for me,it is rather annoying to swich between writing and plotting figures.So I'd like to create a dummy figure when I was writing to avoid disturbance and ...
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Telugu font characters not correctly produced from xelatex

Anyone have this issue. This is the following code. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Gautami} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setmainlanguage{telugu} ...
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Error with TIkz function and polar coordinates in Texlive/MacTex [duplicate]

I am encountering a rather odd typesetting error with Tikz when running the following code: \documentclass[]{amsart} \usepackage{tikz,pgfplots} \usetikzlibrary{patterns,calc,fadings,decorations} ...
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How to preserve files downloaded by install-tl

Which is the best way to preserve files downloaded by install-tl (e.g. install-tl-20140417) to skip their download the next time install-tl is invoked and told to download from a mirror (this might ...
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Adding style files

My question is related to Where do I place my own .sty files, to make them available to all my .tex files? but the solutions don't work and the comments are very cluttered with not all comment ...
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TeX Live and MiKTeX: underlying basic difference

The two standard distributions for (La)TeX, MiKTeX and TeX Live. Just to know the difference between them I searched this site and came across a variety of differences, some of them being MiKTeX is ...
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Can't enable shell-escape

I've been trying to add the --shell-escape argument to my pdflatex, and right about nothing works. I'll summarize what I've done so far: Add --shell-escape to existing pdflatex.exe Add ...
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Updating packages while TeX Live is frozen

This is a follow on to my question from from last year about Why does TeX Live "require" yearly updates?. TeX Live is again in the freeze period and no new packages or updates will be ...
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Where to install .cls and .clo files in texlive 2013? [duplicate]

I'm on Mac OS X and have texlive 2013 installed. For a journal paper, I need to install two .cls and .clo files. All the read says is Copy svjour3.cls and svglov3.clo to a place where LaTeX can find ...
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TeX Live 2013 tlmgr fails when trying to update — TeX Live 2013 frozen [duplicate]

When running tlmgr updateerror all (with TeX Live 2013 distribution) in Windows OS, I get the following message: TeX Live 2013 is frozen forever and will no longer be updated. This happens in ...
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What is “%&-line parsing enabled”?

My latex logs begin with %&-line parsing enabled What does it mean?
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Backups for tlpkg during tlmgr update

Just now I decided to see what is the content of /usr/local/texlive/2013/tlpkg/backups. There are 447 tar.xz files using around 500mb of disk space. Is it safe to delete all those files? I use ...
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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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TeX programmer needed - or assistance with page dimensions and crop marks [closed]

is there a place where i can find/hire a TeX programmer to adjust TeX files that were set up for us in the 80s? I can make minor edits, but things like page dimensions and crop mark locations are ...
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No pdf output in Auctex

I reinstall texlive but I auctex don't produce the pdf output. I tried texwork and its works fine. I'm on fedora 19 I'm asking a question following this one, Local font installation problems. I ...
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Ubuntu 13, TeXLIve and home made package [duplicate]

I would like to install an homemade package ? With MacTeX, I put my package in texmf-local and then simply use texhash. Under Ubuntu, I have to use the plain path sudo ...
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Texlive: tlmgr can't find referenced package dot2tex

I am currently trying to use the dot2texi package, that requires another package, dot2tex. I first tried to install this latter tool (version 2.8.7) from source, but some obscure python bug made it ...
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How do I tell Texmaker where to look for packages

I recently installed texlive from the internet (using tar found here). When the installation finished, I added the following lines to /etc/bash.bashrc: ...
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Problem with pgf library in TexLive

I am using TexLive, and I am writing a paper with someone else. He has sent me all of his files. He uses tikz to draw commutative diagrams. I am trying to compile his files, but I get an undefined ...
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DraftMark error - Package not found

I compiled my tex file which showed me that the draftmark package is not found. Hence I gave the command, tlmgr install draftmark but I get the following error, tlmgr: package repository ...
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Installing biber for use with TeX Live 2013 on Debian wheezy

I recently backported what I think is TeX Live 2013 from Debian testing/unstable to Debian wheezy. The version number is 2013.20140314-1. This is no longer the most current version in Debian; there is ...
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Texlive on FreeBSD - status

I heard about issues with porting texlive to FreeBSD and that there were two competing ports, of which one has been released but rejected, while another is being anticipated but not released... But no ...
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Error when installing TexLive from the internet. Unexpected EOF in archive

I'm a new user of Texlive, and I'm trying to download it from the internet using the first link provided by this page: https://www.tug.org/texlive/ When I get to the installation of the cm-super ...