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

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Installing TeXlive 2015, uninstalling TeXlive 2013 [duplicate]

I have found many different Q/A regarding installation of various versions of TeXlive and uninstalling (like this one). To be honest, I might have be a bit lazy.. Will see. To my best knowledge I am ...
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How large is the FULL install of TexLive?

How large is a FULL install of TexLive? (2> and what about the RECOMMENDED install of TeXLive and also MikeTeX?)
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TeX Live: xsparse and l3kernel. [duplicate]

My Tex Live installation is up-to-date. I ran tlmgr update --all today (2016-03-31). However, I get many errors on documents that used to compile just fine. It seems to boils down to xsparse.sty ...
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Set environmental variable to the right texlive version [closed]

I followed this instructions to install a vanilla version of texlive. Everything worked out fine except the part where I have finalize the installation. I used grep -n texbin /etc/environment || sudo ...
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siunitx: Problems with xparse after update on 2016-03-31 [duplicate]

Dear community members, after today's (2016-03-31) update of packages via TexLive Utility severe problems with siunitx showed up on Mac OS 10.10.5 + TexShop. siunitx calls xparse, which then outputs ...
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titlesec 2.10.1 seems to completely break \section

Here's my testcase: \documentclass[12pt,english]{scrartcl} \usepackage{titlesec} \begin{document} \section{Foo} \end{document} Using "pdfTeX 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.16 (TeX Live 2015)" and titlesec 2....
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How to install “vanilla” TeXLive on Fedora?

Fedora has provided a very good texlive packaging. But, I think it's best to install texlive directly, using ./install-tl command. I have installed texlive directly on Ubuntu system before, by using ...
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titlesec: loss of section numbering with the new update (2016/03/15)

After reinstalling TeXLive distribution (install-tl-20160318, Ubuntu 14.04), a issue occurs with the updated version of the titlesec package: the section numbering is lost. What could it be missing? ...
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Add a summary to the pdf writer

In some of the books that I have read, in any pdf viewer, there is some kind of tab where i can see the summary of the document, and I can jump to any part (chapter/section) of the document by just ...
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tlmgr proxy on Windows

I have TeX Live installed on Windows 7. I need some additional packages. The computer sits behind a proxy, so tlmgr does not work. I couldn't find any mentioning of proxies in the tlmgr documentation. ...
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Biblatex & Biber in TexStudio on Windows - Central Bibliography

Introduction I have a TeX file that contains a number of references built using TeXStudio on Windows 10 using TeXLive as a backend. Since migrating from BibTeX to BibLaTeX/Biber I haven't been able ...
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“Goto Source” opens pgflibraryfadings.code.tex

Edit: Seems to be a problem with SyncTeX, as TeXworks reacts the same. Edit2: same problem with texlive in Win7. I have a similiar problem as described in TeXstudio Bugreport 1225 but with menukeys-...
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Running TexWorks on Ubuntu

I'm very confused about how I should be using TexWorks on Ubuntu, and what the difference is between TexWorks, TexLive, and MikTex. So, I installed the TexLive package with sudo apt-get install ...
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syncing texlive installationon across linux computers

on my two computers, one laptop one desktop, I keep my home directories synced. My texlive installation resides in my home directory and could thus be synced as well, currently it is excluded. Right ...
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Can I just install TeX Live to get ConTeXt?

I have a hankering to try ConTeXt again. I am normally a MikTeX user -- its on all my computers, except the linux ones (which generally use whatever is the the package manager). Last time I used ...
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sublime text latex autocompletion for all available packages

I installed the plugin latex-cw on sublime text 3, and this plugin is cool, because it shows me completion for a lot of latex commands. The problem is, if I install or use a new package, latex-cw won'...
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I don't succeed while i'm compiling a simple .tex with .bib

I have just two simple files one called "test.tex" and other called "references.bib" they are in the same directory. When I first use the command: pdflatex test.tex i receive this message: This is ...
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How to fix a bad texmf tree structure path

This all started when my LaTeX installation couldn't find some (Multimarkdown) customization *.tex files that I had written a few years ago and that worked at that time. I am running MacTeX 2015 on ...
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Checking available font styles and shapes

I am using a usefont{<encoding>}{<family>}{<series>}{<shape>} command, as described here, I use it with Lato fonts \usefont{T1}{fla}{l}{n}. My question is how can I check ...
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Weird bodegraph output [closed]

I've tried to make a bodegraph with the bodegraph package and gnuplot. I'm using TexLive and TexStudio on a Windows 10 computer. I get red axes and no graph, only the axes. \documentclass{...
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Where Can I download older version of TeXLive? [duplicate]

I need to download TeXlive 2011 for some special reason. But I can't find it in tug.org website there is only latest version of TexLive. Any help will be appreciated. thanks. Edit: the Question ...
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Installing custom hyphenation in Tex Live

I found a Macedonian hyphenation definition online, but I cannot find a way to install it on my Windows machine. I'm using Tex Live. The description on the link is in Macedonian an says: Unpack ...
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How can I balance uniformity of style files against modularity?

I'm using Windows/TeXworks/MiKTeX, and I would like to have one style file I can use anywhere in any document in my top-level folder. If I want to add a new command or renew an old one, I'd like that ...
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Fatal error while running pdflatex on Fedora 20

I recently installed texlive-scheme-full on Fedora 20. When I run pdflatex on some a thesis report, I got the following error message: <to be read again> \rhm@arabic \addlanguage ...\...
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Xepersian does not work on Windows, missing xepersian.sty

I've installed the full version of TexLive 2011 on my friend's Windows. When I try to compile Persian tex files with xelatex engine I get this error: missing xepersian.sty. I tried both TexMaker ...
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acronym not found but installed

I use Tex Live on Windows. I try to include the package acronym, Tex Live Manager says it is installed, but the compiler (PdfLatex as well as LuaLatex) outputs the error it is not found: File `...
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Typesetting option that includes makeindex (TeX Live, TeXworks)

I used to work with the MiKTeX distribution and the included TeXworks program. The latter provided me with a typesetting-configuration that was something like pdfLaTeX + BibTeX + MakeIndex. (It ...
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How to migrate MikTeX to TeXLive/MacTeX

I was pretty comfortable in using ProTeXt distro of MikTeX (2013) in my Windows-7 netbook. When I switched over to a MacBook, I installed MacTeX, Mac variant of TeXLive (2014). In spite of its huge ...
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Can't find LaTex font phvb on mac

I was compiling a latex document on mac osx and getting this error: This is METAFONT, Version 2.7182818 (TeX Live 2015) (preloaded base=mf) kpathsea: Running mktexmf phvb ! I can't find file `phvb'. ...
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copy pdf and .synctex.gz to working directory with latexmk, works on windows, not on os x

I have a problem with latexmk on my Mac. I'm using emacs as my latex editor, and have configured it to use latexmk. I have specified an output directory, but for synctex to work I need the pdf and ....
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Where can I find the latex Local Guide (for TeXLive on Mint)

I am working through the "The Not So Short Introduction to LATEX2ε" by Oetiker et al. It contains dozens of references to a so-called "Local Guide", that would clarify some more system-specific ...
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Dual copy of tikz packages cause update problem in texlive

I recently updated texlive to 2015 (at least, my texlive mangager shows 2015). I use \pgfversion to check, and it shows 2.10. Then I use texlive manager to update pgf, it looks that it works, I should ...
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How to select the directories such that TeX Live is installed in my home?

I would like to install TeX Live in my home folder, so that I do not have to reinstall it each time I change from one Linux distribution to another. When installing TeX Live through the install-tl ...
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TexStudio crashes on the first run with texlive

I installed texlive following the instructions given in the official quick install. I added the path and run latex small2e and everything works fine. Then I installed texstudio via the aptitude. ...
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How to use biber with Ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04, TexLive 2012 from backports, TexLive full installation. However, when I try to compile via latexmk, I get an error message that biber is missing. How to get biber working on ...
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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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Texmaker 4.4.1 xelatex invokes pdflatex

I encountered an error while trying to compile a xelatex document from texmaker. This is information about my system Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 Texmaker 4.4.1 (installed form synaptic) texlive-2015 full ...
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TeX Live Installation Failure on Windows

Please help me to resolve this issue... I am using Windows 7 (Enterprise Edition) computer to install Tex Live While running .exe file, I get an pop up message: "To unpack an then run install-tl-...
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tlmgr how to disable switch to user mode?

Everytime I run tlmgr to install packages, I get the following messages: $ sudo tlmgr install xetex (running on Debian, switching to user mode!) tlmgr: package repository http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/ctan/...
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TeXLive with TextMate — Documents have suddenly stopped compiling [duplicate]

I just tried to compile a document and got this message: This command requires ‘kpsewhich’ which wasn’t found on your system. The following locations were searched:  • /usr/bin  • /bin  • /usr/sbin  ...
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Access value of -output-directory

I am considering using the command line option -output-directory=<some/path> so that the temporary files do not clog my working directory but are also available for subsequent builds. This will ...
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Possible Issues of using -output-directory

As I am considering using -output-directory=<some/path> to reduce clutter in my working directory, I am wondering what are the known problems with this approach. The ones I am aware of are: ...
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Error When Using \yinipar [duplicate]

I am trying to create a nice drop cap for a story I am writing. Trying to use yfonts, I get the following error: Font U/yinitas/m/n/12=yinitas at 46.39pt not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not found. ...
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Quickly Installing TeX Live on multiple windows machines with rather slow network?

I plan to have my students install TeX Live on their laptops (mostly Windows 8 or 10 Pro). If all of them download the packages at the same time, the network will be stalled. I could hand around the ...
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fontspec cannot find fonts on Ubuntu

I recently migrated to Ubuntu from Mac OS. I installed TexLive and it works. However, fontspec doesn't work, no matter what fonts I use. This goes for fonts native to Ubuntu and fonts that I have ...
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pdflatex not found on OS X [duplicate]

I just install MacTex and trying to compile my tex file with TeXShop: Can't find required tool. /usr/texbin/pdflatex does not exist. TeXShop is a front end for TeX, but you also need a TeX ...
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TeXlive versions, installation of packages

I'm experiencing some problems with the following issues: 1) How to know what is the TeXlive version I'm using, and how to know if it's the latest one; 2) How to update it in case it's not updated (...
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Ipe latex, error with pdflatex command

I have a problem with ipe. I recently reinstalled my system with Ubuntu 14.04. I installed texlive 2013 manually and ipe 7.1.4 by the package from the software center. When I start ipe using ipe. I ...
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Cannot load hyphenation patterns

I installed today the latest version of Texlive 2015 on Windows 10 LuaTeX Version beta-0.80.0 TeX Live 2015/W32TeX (rev 5238) but when I compile (I use LuaLaTex) I receive the following ...
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Error: pgfplots colorbrewer [duplicate]

I am trying to use the new colorbrewer library and get the following error: Error: I do not know the key '/pgfplots/colormap/YlOrBr' and I am going to ignore it. \documentclass{standalone} \...