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How to install a package from an older version of TeXLive?

I am using TeXLive 2010. I wanted to try xelatex for better unicode support. But I am unable to install these new packages as the TeXLive mirrors have moved on to 2011. tlmgr: package repository ...
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How to handle old source needing floatflt.sty?

I just updated to latest version of texlive (2011) for mac and suddenly I don't have the floatflt.sty any longer. It seems it has changed license and is no longer shipped with the distributions. (A ...
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Prematurely ended file

I'm trying to read a large file (about 1.5M) with information to be processed, but it always ends prematurely with either \input or a loop with \read. The file is correctly balanced (believe me) and ...
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Continue interrupted tlmgr update

I used tlmgr update --all today, and it froze when running mktexlsr, so I aborted it. When I ran it again, it said no updates available. But clearly there remains something to do after updating ...
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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?
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Installing TexLive (windows)

I most likely caused this problem for myself, but I would welcome any suggestions to help dig me out of this hole. First of all, I tried to install texlive 2011 and got the error message that my ...
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What's a simple way to migrate a TeXWorks (Windows) configuration from TexLive 2010 to 2011?

Following advice from the question How to upgrade TeXLive 2009 to TeXLive 2010, I'm installing TeXLive 2011 (on Windows Vista) in a new directory. Overall, this seems fine, after copying my ...
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Upgrading to texlive 2011

I can't seem to upgrade to TL2011 somehow: root@dell:/usr/local/texlive/2011# ./update-tlmgr-latest.sh -- --upgrade Verifying archive integrity... All good. Uncompressing TeX Live Manager ...
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How to configure kile to run texlive 2011?

I install TeX Live 2011 in Linux, but i can not configure kile to run the TL11. Can you explain step by step, please? Solved: $gedit ~/.profile and digit ...
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Font: Is British Baskerville typeface available in TeXLive 2010

I would like to know if the British Baskerville typeface is available in TeXLive2010 (i.e. freely). If yes, which package to load? Thanks...
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TeX Live 2010 and Thunderbird add-on LaTeXIt! don't cooperate

I am using the Thunderbird email client on Windows and I have TeX Live 2010. I have tried the Thunderbird add-on LaTeXIt! (to insert equations as images in emails). (This is not the Mac tool LaTeXiT, ...
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Can TeX Live pretest be upgraded to official edition?

If I install a pretest version of TeX Live, can it be upgraded to the final release with tlmgr when that is out? Or will I have to install again?
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TeXlive 2011 Pretest - Trouble with Synctex? [closed]

Is anyone else having trouble with synctex in the TeXlive 2011 pretest? My set-up is Emacs+Auctex+Okular (on Linux). I can't get forward-search/sync to work with TeXlive 2011. (I confirmed that my ...
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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 ...
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Replacement for MiKTeX's texify in TeX Live

I used to use the texify command in MiKTeX on Windows. I would, for example, run a command like: texify --pdf --run-viewer file.tex which, as I understand it, would produce a pdf, automatically ...
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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 ...
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Where is the TexLive 2010 default package directory located in Windows 7 64-bit?

Where is the TexLive 2010 default package directory located in Windows 7 64-bit? I'm led to believe it should be in C:\texlive\2010\texmf\tex\latex but that appears not to be the case and I cannot ...
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TeXLive 2010 - manual uninstall on Windows

Accidentally, after executing the "remove program" command in the control panel/add remove programs/Tex Live 2010, I deleted the installation folder under C:\, too, manually. But the program is not ...
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TeXLive 2011 - Windows XP installation [closed]

I've been searching for installation files for TL 2011 and been reading people using it but on the official site I can only download tl-manager for 2010. Can someone post the resources/links, please?
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pdfTex Miktex/Tex Live 2010 version difference

We are having difficulties running PDF-XChange Viewer with pdflatex. With configuration MiKTeX the viewer works fine but with TeX Live 2010 the viewer crashes on windows xp sp3. Any ideas what the ...
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TeXLive 2011 - what's new, what is no longer available - i.e. what should be known before upgrading

According to http://www.tug.org/texlive/ TeXLive 2011 is almost released, so it's a good moment to initiate some early reports about it, especially: what it brings new to the table - e.g. killer ...
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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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Non-repository management of TeXLive packages on Ubuntu

How do I install a package which is supplied by a publisher (like Springer or Elsevier)? In MikTex (windows), I have to copy it into specified folder and than run some file which install the package. ...
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Why does picins exist in MikTeX but it does not exist in TeX Live?

If picins is not free, why does it exist in MikTeX?
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How to register my own packages or classes in a separate drive to TeX Live installation?

I create my own documentclasses and packages in some directory of tex\latex. The directory tex\latex itself might be in any other directory in any drive. I can register the packages/classes to Miktex ...
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What are the advantages of TeX Live over MiKTeX?

I have been using MiKTeX for a couple of years. I don't know whether it is "wise" to insist on using it. Could you give me a list of advantages of TeX Live over MiKTeX?
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Installing concmath on a mac

I've tried using tlmgr to install the concmath package, but I keep getting the following error: ! Font T1/ccr/m/n/10=eorm10 at 10.0pt not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not found .<to be read ...
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Correctly configuring TexWorks to work with TexLive (TUGs version)

I just downloaded TL 2010 but the packages don't seem available to TexWorks. Before I was using the version of TL supplied via Synaptic. But that was not being kept up to date so I had to download ...
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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 ...
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tlmgr stopped working with error message 'Unknown tag'

I tried today to update my install, and tlmgr does not want to cooperate: $ tlmgr update --all Unknown tag: runfiles si at /work/usr/texlive/2010/tlpkg/TeXLive/TLPOBJ.pm line 241, <TMP> line ...
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Mirroring a TeX Live Installation Onto Another System

I have installed TeX Live 2010 on my PC and laptop. Both systems are running Windows XP SP3, and TeX Live is installed in C:\texlive in both systems. Recently, I ran TeX Live Manager on my PC, and ...
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Easiest way for installing and using pdfLaTeX on Windows

Installing and using pdfLaTeX is straight forward on Linux since you can select an install from the synaptic package manager and then use the command prompt. In Windows it seems a bit more complicated ...
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Which Windows TeX package goes well with TexMaker ?

I'm trying to setup my Windows 7 box with LaTeX. I had installed TexMaker 3.0, but I later found out I had to install a TeX Package (like MikTeX/TeXLive) before installing TexMaker. My question is ...
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On Windows 7 install mktexpk places fonts under \users\userid…

I have an installation of Texlive on a Windows 7 system. TEXMFHOME is set to C:/texlive/whb/texmf. When I run mktexpk --mfmode cx --bdpi 300 --mag 1+180/300 --dpi 480 cmr12 it finds the fonts in the ...
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Can I install new packages for texlive

It seems that I can not do anything to update this outdated TeXlive+Kile system. ********:~/TeX$ texhash texhash: /usr/local/share/texmf/ls-R: no write permission. Skipping... texhash: ...
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Trouble Installing MathTimes Pro 2 (MacTex)

I recently obtained the MathTimes Pro 2 font from PCTex, and I'm having some trouble getting it to work; I use MacTex 2010. I've blindly followed the instructions posted on PCTex here: ...
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How to install Gregorio package on Ubuntu with TeXLive installed?

Does anyone here have experience installing the gregorio packages to work in Ubuntu using the non-repo TeXLive? Gregorio isn't packaged on CTAN as far as I could tell, and I don't know enough to be ...
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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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fontspec-example.tex on texlive 2010 and Ubuntu?

I try to run fontspec-example.tex through xelatex on my Ubuntu 10.10 installation, combined with texlive 2010. The package cannot find any of the fonts, e.g., TeX Gyre Pagella (error is that kpathsea ...
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dvips: ! Bad PK file

Here is my latex code: \documentclass{ctexart} \begin{document} 中文宏包测试 \end{document} I install the ctex and zhmetrics with Texlive, but I still get the error message: dvips: ! Bad PK file ...
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memoir `\sideparfont undefined` on my Ubuntu machine but not on my Mac

When I run a tex file containing \renewcommand*{\sideparfont}{\small\itshape} on my MacBook it works perfectly but when I am running it on my Ubuntu 10.10 machine I get: !LaTeX Error: \sideparfont ...
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gedit [<— missing link? -->] TexLive

following up on a useful question and quite a few answers How can I call TexLive in Ubuntu? my question remains open :-) I write my LaTeX texts in gedit, my base is ubuntu hardy heron 8.04, now I ...
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Installing TeX Live from tug.org

I was trying to install TeX Live (on Ubuntu10.04) following the instructions contended in http://tug.org/texlive/quickinstall.html (c.f. thread Typesetting a document using Arabic script). I've ...
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BibLaTeX doesn't seem to work with MacTex 2010

I've read good things about biblatex so I want to use it for my paper. I use MacTex 2010 on OS X 10.6.6 with Textmate. So far I've been happy with MacTex but I just can' get biblatex to run. I did a ...
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How to install the Futura font in TeX Live 2010 in Linux(Ubuntu 10.10)?

How to install the Futura font in TeX Live 2010 in Linux(Ubuntu 10.10)?
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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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Two encoding files for one font in pdftex.map

What does it mean when pdftex.map has two encoding files in the entry of one font? Background: I am one of the maintainers of matplotlib, a Python plotting library. One feature of matplotlib is that ...
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TexLive cannot find Ruby.exe [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix error “ruby.exe seems not to be installed” in Windows 7 where both Miktex 2.9 and Ruby have been installed? I just installed TexLive 2010 on a ...
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Is TeXLive 2010 faster than MiKTeX 2.9? [closed]

Some guys say that TeXLive 2010 compiles faster than MikTeX 2.9, while others say that this is not true and say that the speed of the two systems is similar. What do you think? Please explain your ...
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On Ubuntu 10.10 with texlive-full installed, xelatex is rotating my figures 90 degrees counterclockwise

I am using the latest ubuntu with the texlive-full package. When I do a simple \includegraphics like this: \begin{figure}[h] \centering \rotatebox{-90}{\includegraphics[width=8cm]{problem1}} ...