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Permission problem when installing package from tlmgr

I migrated from MiKTeX on windows to TeXLive in ubuntu. At first I installed texlive-full from ubuntu repositories but I realized that I wanted to install more packages which isn't very convenient ...
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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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TexLive: Why compiling in linux is much faster than windows?

I use TexLive in both linux and windows. However, the project compiles very fast (below 1 sec.) in linux while it takes between 10 to 20 seconds on windows (in the same machine). This has happened ...
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TeX Live Utility (unable to find update server) [closed]

I know this is a duplicate, but the other question are already pretty old... When I start Tex Live Utility. It says that http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlnet is not available. When you ...
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Installing “unknown” packages to tex-live [duplicate]

I had quite some problems with tlmgr and a faulty TeX Live installation on Linux but now, everything works okay, I guess. Anyhow, on my Mac I am using the package mcode from mathworks, which I want to ...
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How to use the new pdfTeX feature “\pdfinterwordspaceon”

According to the docu there are some new features in texlive 2014. One of them is a command \pdfinterwordspaceon. It seems as if it adds spaces between the words, so that I can just copy and paste ...
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Last xe(la)tex colors text in white in some circumstances

Last xe(la)tex: XeTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-0.99991 (preloaded format=xelatex 2014.6.19) (the one shipped with TeX Live 2014) colors text in white in some circumstances: in the following MWE file ...
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TEXMFHOME not present

I'm having some trouble with TeXLive. I was using the 2013 version but I coulnd't install Beamer. For this reason I uninstalled TeXLive 2013 and then I installed the 2014 version. The problem is that ...
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Incompatibility of scrbook and fontspec in TeX-Live 2013

Since updating to TeX-Live 2013 I am facing the following error: Compiling the following file by XeLaTeX ... \documentclass{scrbook} \usepackage{fontspec} \begin{document} bla \end{document} ... ...
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Upgraded from Texlive 2013 to 2014 and pstbarcode no longer works

\documentclass[border=10pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pst-barcode} \usepackage{auto-pst-pdf} \begin{document} \begin{pspicture}(0.7in,0.7in) \psbarcode{http://www.kernel.org}{}{qrcode} ...
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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 ...