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

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

6
votes
1answer
1k views

Installing TeX Live on a Synology NAS

Has anyone tried to install TeX Live on a Synology NAS? TeX Live 2012 runs smoothly on my Raspberry Pi but I can think of a scenario where having it run on my NAS could make some sense.
0
votes
3answers
2k views

phvr7t cannot be found despite having installed psnfss

I wish to use the Helvetica package. I installed the psnfss package with tlmgr (and in a fit of desperation other font-related packages, such as times and ae). However, I still do not have any phvr7t ...
4
votes
1answer
498 views

change to xeCJK under TeXLive 2012, since 2011?

Beginning in the late Spring of 2011, I have been using a few lines of code regularly in all my documents, making it possible to produce documents with regular Roman text, IPA, and all (or nearly all) ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

TeX Live in .iso or .exe file

Is there a way to get TeX Live in a .iso or .exe file with all required files and packages instead of downloading the net downloader/installer? I would download TeX Live just one time, and install it ...
10
votes
1answer
491 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
264 views

Update package of TeX Live 2009

I have a CLSI (LaTeX server) instance running on Ubuntu 10.04: http://code.google.com/p/common-latex-service-interface/ Now I want to install a new package and also upgrade an existing package. The ...
1
vote
0answers
264 views

CLSI on ubuntu 11.10 / 12.04 (EC2 instance) using chef [closed]

I'm trying to install CLSI on ubuntu 11.10 using chef (see: https://github.com/scribtex/clsi-chef). I'm trying to get a CLSI server up and running but I'm not able to :( Getting: ===================...
7
votes
1answer
686 views

How can I install citeref via tlmgr from TexLive 2012?

How can I install citeref via tlmgr from TexLive 2012 in Ubuntu 12.10? Why was citeref.sty dropped in Texlive 2012?
8
votes
2answers
460 views

Copying LaTeX packages from another machine

I use a linux, windows dual boot computer. I have a full installation of MiKTeX on Windows, and have installed texlive-basic packages on linux. Can I copy the TeX packages from MiKTeX onto linux? If ...
1
vote
1answer
203 views

Where is TeXfont in TeX Live 2012?

All of the font installation instructions in the ConTeXt Wiki say to use TeXfont. To my great despair, I can't seem to access TeXfontin my TeX Live installation on Windows. Given that I've installed ...
4
votes
1answer
293 views

Corrupted TeXLive2012 installation? (Option clash for currfile)

Background: As per Manually copy older TeXLive2011 from one Mac to a new Mac, I attempted to get TeXLive2010 and TeXLive2011 (with the latest libraries) on a newer mac. The older releases are not ...
2
votes
3answers
20k views

LaTeX editor with GUI for Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: LaTeX Editors/IDEs I've installed TeXLive but I found it complicated. Actually I couldn't run it completely. So I need a LaTeX editor with GUI on Ubuntu 12.10. What's your ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

How to configure TeXLive search paths?

Every time I run pdflatex my whole home directory is scanned. It takes forever and one cpu core is at 100% usage. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 TeXLive packages and can't find where this is set. kpsepath ...
7
votes
1answer
272 views

Does TeXlive 2012 come with TrueType or OpenType equivalents to common fonts used with latex?

I'm using the package helvet in a document and would like to use the same font in a figure I'm making. Does TeXlive 2012 come with the TrueType or OpenType fonts that correspond to the helvetica clone ...
1
vote
1answer
406 views

tlmgr cannot access working repository [closed]

I'm trying to install package from a repository via tlmgr and always get the error tlmgr: package repository http://ctan.uni-altai.ru/ TLDownload::get_file: response error: 404 Not Found permanent ...
38
votes
3answers
1k views

How to publish a package that includes scripts and/or executables?

I'm preparing to publish my first package, and am not sure about the best way to proceed. I understand the standard CTAN publishing approach, but I'm dealing with a somewhat atypical case since my ...
-4
votes
2answers
911 views

Execute xelatex [closed]

My xelatex application in "C" directory. My Tex file is in "D" Directory. How can I run my tex file in "D" Drive? and cmd prompt?
1
vote
0answers
241 views

Make xelatex cache font families in Windows 7? [closed]

I'm using TeXLive + TeXMaker to write a paper and I need to include the font Scala Sans Pro, which I have as a set of otf files in the local directory as part of the file. After much wrangling with ...
13
votes
1answer
9k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
447 views

Make LaTeX recognize local files in Dropbox under Linux

I have some local LaTeX files in Dropbox and have not been able to make LaTeX recognize them. It does find my local texmf folder, but that doesn't help me. I am working under Fedora 17 and uname -r ...
1
vote
1answer
432 views

Libertine italic sans-serif missing

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and installed the Ubuntu package 'texlive-fonts-extra' to be able to use the Libertine font. Everything is working fine except the sans-serif (Linux Biolinum) italic font. I ...
2
votes
0answers
41 views

TeX Live directory structure [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: LaTeX, package documentation look-up This information must be somewhere on the Internet, but I am not able to Google it ... I am using amsmath with TeX Live (Ubuntu in ...
3
votes
1answer
4k views

tlmgr usage to get a package from CTAN [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where do I place my own .sty files, to make them available to all my .tex files? How do I install an individual package on a Linux system? I'd like to install this ...
3
votes
1answer
4k views

LaTeX Command line in OS X

I need to run latex from command line for a project on OS X. LaTeX is installed in: /usr/local/texlive/2010 in the bin folder there are three folders: /usr/local/texlive/2010/bin/universal-...
7
votes
2answers
1k views

How to mirror TeX Live?

I have a local network with many clients using (La)TeX. Mirroring TeX Live distribution in my server will save time and bandwidth. We are Windows users who are not familiar with RSYNC. I have read the ...
4
votes
2answers
239 views

Is the package ucharclasses not included in TeX Live?

I have completed the net install of TeX Live 2011 on Linux. I am trying to install the ucharclasses package through tlmgr but it seems that the package is missing. I am using this mirror. According ...
4
votes
0answers
2k views

Where is updmap.cfg? [closed]

edit I found the problem and the solution: I renamed the .pfb files to the correct name, that is, MinionPro-Regular.pfb. Please, close the post. edit I found this file here ~/.texlive2011/texmf-...
8
votes
2answers
438 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
4k views

How to get mdframed package working correctly?

On a fresh Ubuntu 12.04 64 bits system, I wanted to add the mdframed package to my texlive distribution. After searching in Ubuntu standard repositories without success, I went to the CTAN website to ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

TeXLive - no latex binary after installation [closed]

I have installed TeXLive 2012 on Ubuntu 12.04 via install-tl and chose a minimal set of packages, so that I could later tlmgr install ... everything I would need with dependencies automatically ...
15
votes
2answers
10k views

Purpose of local texmf trees

In Tex Live there are several local texmf trees (TEXMFLOCAL for admin and TEXMFHOME for user, compare comments and answers to What are TeXLive's four different texmf folders?), in MiKTeX I manually ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

XeLatex: problem with aux-directory and include-directory options on TexLive?

I am trying to port some app from MikTex to TexLive (Windows to Ubuntu basically). The options that works perfectly fine with MikTex just ended up as not recognized for TexLive The options in ...
3
votes
0answers
2k views

How to repair path to updmap config files in MacTeX [closed]

I installed MacTeX 2012 on a freshly installed Mountain Lion. I now would have liked to install some special fonts (Trebuchet, Frutiger etc.). For that I made sure that all the font files are in ~/...
3
votes
1answer
508 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Missing tlmgr texlive 2012 [closed]

I just succesfully installed texlive 2012, apart from the fact that tlmgr is missing: it should be in the directory /usr/local/texlive/2012/bin/i386-linux/ but there's not! The only thing with the ...
4
votes
3answers
2k views

TeX Live — problem with install [Ubuntu, bash]; new packages

I don't know how to install new packages. I've tried to install texLive [I have installed sudo apt-get install texlive-full -- which went correct, but I can not install Tex Live], but after install ...
5
votes
1answer
742 views

Corrupted TeXLive2012 installation? (File `l3candidates.sty' not found)

This is a follow up to my earlier question, Corrupted TeXLive2012 installation? (Option clash for currfile). Refer to that question for the history. With an "updated" TeXLive2012, I am now getting: ...
6
votes
1answer
3k views

Update TikZ/PGF on mac

the TeXLive 2012 distribution on my Mac is shipped with TikZ version 2.10 - I want to use (try) the CVS (most updated beta(?) version). Here's what I've done so far: Downloaded the the TDS package ...
6
votes
3answers
1k views

Using OTF/TTF fonts that are installed with TeXLive

I've noticed that there are plenty of OTF and TTF fonts packaged with my new TexLive 2012. For example, the Asana-Math OTF font is in $TEXMFDIST/fonts/opentype/public/Asana-Math And there is a TTF ...
7
votes
1answer
216 views

Native vs distribution-specific installation method

I would like to ask which of these two installation methods is better for Texlive 2012 on Fedora 17. distribution-specific RPM/repository method native installation from tug.org Which gives me the ...
1
vote
1answer
446 views

gentium as font with pdflatex from texlive 2012 [closed]

How can Gentium be used as default font with pdflatex from TeX Live 2012? Somehow Gentium is included in TeX Live but cannot be accessed with \usepackage{gentium}, see What font packages are installed ...
3
votes
0answers
934 views

Problem with lettergothic package in LaTeX/TeXLive [closed]

I'm trying to use the lettergothic package in LaTeX for the Letter Gothic monospaced font. According to the LaTeX Font Catalog, it would be simple to use it with \usepackage[scaled]{ulgothic} \...
4
votes
1answer
828 views

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 ...
15
votes
1answer
4k views

How to use the Luximono font with TeX Live?

I've switched from MiKTeX 2.9 to TeX Live 2011 (pretest version). I've managed to integrate some third party fonts (included neither in MiKTeX nor in TeX Live) in my TEXMFLOCAL tree following the ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

LaTeX Error: File `knitting.sty' not found - cannot get knitting package to run

I am using LaTeX to typeset instructions for a knitting pattern that I designed. Additionally, I would like to include a knitting chart to visualize the motif. I found the knitting package on CTAN ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Gummi Not Using TexLive 2012

I use Gummi was LaTeX document editing. I recently installed TeX Live 2012 as per instructions here. Also I previously had TeX Live installed from Ubuntu Software Center which I uninstalled. Now, ...
12
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
12
votes
1answer
126 views

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?
13
votes
1answer
5k views

Is there an debian/ubuntu package containing mdframed.sty?

I found several answers on this site recommending the mdframed package. However, I can't find a ubuntu texlive package that includes this. Do I have to install this manually or am I overlooking ...
35
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...