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How to generate a TeX-file containing information of all installed packages of an actual TeXLive

Is it possible to generate a TeX-file with all information needed about the installed packages of a TeXLive distribution? If you want only certain elements of the table, you can use this snippet. :-) ...
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xelatex stopped working after TexLive2011 update 2 days ago

I updated Tex Live 2011 a couple of days ago and I can't run XeLaTeX anymore on a document I was working on. When it runs it gets stuck and I have to abort it. Resulting in the following error. I've ...
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Fresh install texlive 2012 @ Ubuntu 12.04: tlmgr nowhere to be found

I know this subject has come up quite a few times so far (with different distro's of texlive). See for instance: Missing tlmgr texlive 2012 tlmgr: TeX Live 2011 is frozen forever Texlive installation ...
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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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Auto Package download for TeXLive

I use MiKTeX on Windows and quite satisfied with it. Recently I started switching all my tasks toward open-source alternatives, and in the course I would love to use Linux. But the problem is in Linux ...
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Automatically Determine which TeXLive Version is being used

I would like to be able to automatically determine which release of TeXLive that I am running. I sometimes encounter a problem where it is useful to test that the file compiled correctly in an older ...
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tlmgr is not accessible after installing TeX Live 2011 on a Ubuntu system

tlmgr -gui No command 'tlmgr' found, did you mean: Command 'vlmgr' from package 'qdbm-util' (universe) Command 'rlmgr' from package 'qdbm-util' (universe) tlmgr: command not found Since I ...
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Backing up and restoring texlive 2011 (Linux)

Is there an easy and safe way to back up and restore an entire texlive installation, e.g. before a fresh OS (re)installation or to put onto another pc (same architecture)? What I have in mind is to ...
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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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It is possible to make fonts appear heavier (darker) in pdf output of Latex?

[Edited to include what I have learned from the answers.] I am using Latex in TeX Live on my Mac, through TeXLive. I compile .pdf files using Pdflatex. I use the default fonts. [These fonts are ...
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Is it necessary to disable virus scanner during TeX Live installation, and if so, why?

Is it necessary to disable virus scanner during TeX Live installation, and if so, why?
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Clean uninstall of TeX Live 2012 (for upgrading to TeX Live 2013) on Mac OS X

I understand upgrading from TeX Live 2012 to 2013 is not a single-click operation. As I was working on some important documents and didn't want to compromise my TeX distribution, I've put off ...
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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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Installation of texlive-full on Ubuntu 12.04

If I install texlive-full on Ubuntu 12.04 using apt-get will I have the stable and checked version? or is there any security risk? should I avoid installing it?
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Update a package after TeX live freeze?

I realized that I want/have to update a package (moderncv). The problem is that TeX Live went frozen – so there are no more updates. Is the only thing to do is wait till the release of the next TeX ...
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Computer powered down during tlmgr update, now tlmgr won't update packages, nor itself

As title says, I was updating the packages in my TL installation (by tlmgr update --all) from the command line in Win7, but for some strange reason the computer just powered down during the update, ...
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Polutoniko Greek in TexLive 2013

I can no longer compile files with the polutonikogreek language option to babel in TexLive 2013. Everything was fine in TL2012. There is another question showing the same problem: Ancient Greek ...
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tlmgr stopped working — seem to be “too old” for the repositories [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 (2013--2013) do not include the ...
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XeTeX in OpenBSD

How could I get XeTeX in OpenBSD? I have tried to: pkg_add texlive_base-2012, but it tries to install so much more that I ran out of space. run the install-tl perl script for TL13, but even if I ...
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How to use \graphicspath?

I am using MikTex 2.9 and TeXstudio for my TeX preparation. I want to give a path to my figures folder containing all the figures, plots etc. required for my work. I used \graphicspath to give the ...
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How to download MacTeX 2011 now that MacTex 2012 is available

Is there a way to download the older MacTeX-2011? I am transitioning to a new mac and would prefer to have both MacTeX2011 and the 2012 version available. I thought I was in luck when I found the the ...
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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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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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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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How to move TeX Live to another partition (/data)

I'm a LyX user. Can I move all (or most) of the TeX related files/folders to another (Linux) partition (/data) and so reuse that partition for LyX-TeX after OS re-install, as well as share that TeX ...
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installing comicsans to TeX Live, Windows

I need help to install the comicsans package and the fonts. My system is TeX Live 2011, and Windows 7. Below is what I did: Copied comic.ttf and comicbd.ttf in C:\texlive\texmf-local\fonts\ttf. (I ...
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Package “nth” is in CTAN, but tlmgr doesn't find it

I'm trying to install the nth package, which automatically adds and formats ordinal numbers in English. The package is included in the default TeXLive distribution, but I had to install a smaller ...
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Adding a manually installed package/program manual into `texdoc`

I have manually installed a package/program related to LaTeX (it's writer2latex aka w2l in this case). Is there a way how to make texdoc w2l open the PDF documentation of this package?
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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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Luaotfload: version mismatch

Compiling with LuaLaTeX and the recent update seems to produce some disturbance: ... ) (/usr/local/texlive/2013/texmf-dist/tex/latex/fontspec/fontspec-luatex.sty ...
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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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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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Latex on Linux: Path problem after new install of TeX Live

UPDATE: between the suggestions made in comments, and Andrew Stacey's patient walkthrough/diagnostic, the problem was eventually solved by correcting a faulty environment variable in the bashrc. It's ...
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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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Full version of TeX Live: malware checked?

I am wondering if texlive-full is bearing any security issues? Why everybody does trust it? Are they checked by anybody? Thanks for helping and educating me on this point :)
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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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tlmgr error: perl.exe has stopped working

I have been using TeX Live 2010 on my Windows 7 computer for some time now, without problems. Recently I decided to use the TeX Live Manager to check for updates, which were successfully installed. ...
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What does “restricted \write18 enabled” mean and why does TexLive keep reporting it?

I've installed a backported version of TL2012 on Ubuntu 12.04, and every time I start pdftex, xetex, luatex, pdflatex, xelatex, or lualatex, I get the statement restricted \write18 enabled. entering ...
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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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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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Definition of the TEXINPUTS variable

I am using TeX Live 2012/Debian on Linux Mint 14. I am wondering what the right definition of the TEXINPUTS variable is.
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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 ...
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using perl from texlive

I am working on some packages and for the creation of the final dtx files I use perl. So far it worked from commandline by just calling the script.pl file. However now I installed texlive 2012 on my ...
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Add documentation to TL install

I installed the Tex Live 20130407 on my system. To save disk space, I did not install the documentation, because I thought that texdoc can download those files I ask it. However, issuing texdoc ...
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Determining which TeX Live collection a package belongs to

When using the TeX Live Manager or browsing CTAN, sometimes I want to know what TeX Live collection a particular package is found in. What is a convenient way to check?
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See which files are installed when installing a package with tlmgr

Is there a log somewhere that tells me what files where installed when I install a package with tlmgr?
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How can I use -max-print-line in pdftex (TexLive)?

I know that Miktex has an option -max-print-line=n to change the width of the output. I wondered if something like that existed for pdftex from TexLive ? I'm on Gentoo. It is very annoying to have ...
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How to install system wide packages without requiring an ls-R database (with texlive)?

Question How can I install packages for system-wide use, but without requiring the ls-R database to be updated? Background The texlive documentation indicates that user specific packages should be ...
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TeXLive 2011: pdfLaTeX does not convert eps to pdf for eps files in subdirectories

As from 2010, TexLive has been converting .eps files directly to pdf file if the compilation is done with PDFLaTeX. Thus a file named coilsans.eps will be automatically be converted to a file named ...
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Why should I update my tex installation?

Apart from not being able to get the latest package-updates, what are the benefits of the 2013 distribution over the one from 2012? Why should I update? I'm afraid updating will break something ...