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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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} \...
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Using Texmaker and Tex Live

I am new to LaTex but I study chemistry and I am looking for alternatives to word, openoffice writer, libreoffice writer... MiKTex would not install on my computer and I instead installed Tex Live on ...
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Is it possible to install dependencies of a LaTeX document automatically?

Some of my bigger LaTeX documents have more than 20 packages from CTAN, on which they depend on. On my local machine all the packages are installed, but if someone else wants to edit the document and ...
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XeLaTeX is not typesetting correctly with xeCJK after texlive update

After a tlmgr update --self --all two days ago, I have had problems with xeCJK with XeLaTeX. Some documents won't compile at all, and others have strange problems. For simplicity, I tried the ...
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problems with moderncv after update [closed]

I am trying to install the latest 2.0.0 version of moderncv. I follow this guide, but since all .sty-files are already in the downloaded zip, I only perform the last action: cd /usr/share/texlive/...
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TexLive on Fedora 23

I'm trying to use Fedora 23 as OS, but I'm in trouble as my .tex document isn't compiling. To be more precise, my document compiles great under my current setup on windows (TexLive2015, full-scheme). ...
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Reading xticklabels from a csv

I need to display the labels in AgentTypesS column in my barchart. This is an excerpt from my .csv file (Yes, it is an uneven file) AgentTypesL, OriginalL, MergedL, DifferenceL, AgentTypesS,...
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TeXlive Manager on Fedora

I've just installed the full scheme of TeXlive 2014 on a Fedora 23 x64 system. To be able to auto-install missing packages, I also installed texlive-texliveonthefly. When I use texliveonthefly it's ...
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How to load a .sty/.cls file automatically? [duplicate]

I'm having trouble with this problem and what I've read online hasn't been tremendously effective, primarily because the folders they cite don't exist on my installation. Anyway, I have a REALLLY ...
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Use custom font family in markdown with pandoc and Ubuntu/Linux Mint? [duplicate]

I have some custom fonts that I've installed on my system, and I'd like to utilize them when writing in Markdown. Currently I'm using pandoc and texlive extensions to convert Markdown to nice looking ...
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Missing endcsname inserted error

I have the following latex code which produces the error mentioned in the title: \documentclass{article} %\usepackage{flexisym} %\usepackage[T1]{fontenc} %\usepackage{array} \usepackage{setspace} \...
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How to refresh data in TeXLive 2013?

On TeXLive I managed to add my local directory texmf, but now I whant to make changes in it, like adding TrueType directory, where I store *.ttf files, so XeLaTeX can use them without writing the path....
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How to resolve conflict between versions of TeXLive and pgf?

To resolve the problem I described here, I need to use pgfplots version 1.13, which required that I updated to TeX Live 2015. Doing so lead to a problem with the command \heightof as can be seen by ...
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how can I include arabxetex to texlive package

I would like to install arabxetex package. I have already installed arabtex with command line sudo apt-get install texlive-lang-arabic. However I can't find a similar command for "arabxetex". Is there ...
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CentOS Latex - Install package manually (no tlmgr)

I've installed LaTeX via sudo yum install tetex-latex tetex-doc tetex-fonts and sudo yum install texlive tex-live-latex (of course removing one before trying the other. The installations work ...
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What is meant by a “portable” Tex Live installation?

Using the Tex Live installer, I can do a regular installation and a portable installation. In either scenario, I can choose the directories to install into. So, what is actually the difference in the ...
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In Debian, are there texlive-* packages that reflect the contents of the TexLive collections?

I'm using a headless Debian installation and I'm trying to install a subset of TeX Live that 1) doesn't have any of the graphical tools and 2) has only the collections I need. I'm able to do this ...
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mhchem wants expl3

I am on Ubuntu using TexLive and I cannot compile this .tex file: \documentclass[ letter, 12pt %% set default font size to 12 point ]{scrartcl} %% article, see KOMA documentation (scrguide....
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texi2pdf or texi2dvi in TexLive?

This question originates from my question on StackOverflow, available here: http://stackoverflow.com/q/34916057/5782687 The problem, it seems to be, boils down to TeXLive not including an executable ...
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TeX Live permissions on OS X

So, after installing TeX Live 2015 (via the downloadable package) next to Homebrew, my directory-structure looks like this drwxr-xr-x 24 ec admin 816 20 Jan 20:58 | /usr/local drwxr-xr-x 176 ...
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Drawing a closed smooth line using TikZ, with cycle option

I need to draw a couple of lines in TikZ and some of those lines need to be closed. But My code compiles in one machine but gives an error in the other, and the only difference is the version of LaTeX....
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Installing with tlmgr without sudo; to ~/texmf

I installed texlive by downloading, extracting and running sudo ./install-tl. I want to use tlmgr for installing a package, eg jdoe@jdoe:~$ tlmgr install moderncv You don't have permission to ...
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package texlive-latex-extra not present in package repository

I'm new to LaTeX. I'm trying to use the package moderncv, but have trouble compiling. I get an error about missing etoolbox.sty, and from what I can read, I need to install a package texlive-latex-...
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Does texlive comes with documentations of packages?

So I installed texlive on ubuntu using: sudo apt-get install texlive-common There are many packages that have been installed with this command. But do I also have the documentation of these ...
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New package submitted to CTAN, but cannot be found by tlmgr

I submitted a new package to CTAN days ago. I can find this package on CTAN, but my texlive installation cannot find it via tlmgr. How long does it take for CTAN new package to be installed in texlive?...
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I've installed TeXstudio through the software centre, but I want to install new packages. Can I install MikTex/TexLive on the side and have it work?

To elaborate: I'm using Ubuntu and installed TeXstudio through the software centre. It works fine and even lets me use a bunch of packages, but I want to use a package that it doesn't have. I'm aware ...
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Error 25 during equivs build Fake Packages for TexLive2015

According to How to install "vanilla" TeXLive on Debian or Ubuntu? Fake packages $ sudo apt-get install equivs --no-install-recommends $ mkdir -p /tmp/tl-equivs && cd /tmp/tl-equivs ...
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How to install texlive on ubuntu and how can I locate texlive after installation? [duplicate]

Months ago, I successfully installed TeXLive on ubuntu 12.04. Weeks ago, I updated my system from 12.04 to 14.04 but my TeXLive stopped work. So, I tried to uninstall my TeXLive and install it again. ...
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How does the TeX Live Manager pick mirrors if none is manually specified?

I assumed that the TeX Live Manager would pick random mirrors if you didn't specify one (or random within the same continent or such). When I asked a question about this @cfr thought it would ...
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How can I install newly created fonts?

I am using texlive2015 on Ubuntu 14.04. The distro is owned by root and I have to use sudo for such things as updmap. [I have another computer where I changed ownership to me, but the following ...
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Sharelatex with texlive and special fonts

I installed the docker image of sharelatex community edition and installed texlive scheme-full with the tlmgr command within the docker container. When I try to compile one of my projects, there is ...
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texlive packages to know? [duplicate]

texlive now has about 150,000 files, and thousands of packages. I obviously don't know the vast majority. I only know what I regularly use. A long time ago, the LaTeX Companion was my bible, but ...
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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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how to symlink a style file into subdirectories?

I have a project that comprises multiple sub-documents, each of which needs to be generated many times with small tweaks that need to be consistent across the document. Here's what I want to do: ...
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Chinese (ctex) TeX Live 2015 on Ubuntu

After update from TeX Live 2013 to TeX Live 2015 on Ubuntu Linux I am getting following error message: CTeX fontset 'fandol' is unavailable in current mode. When trying to use: pdflatex --shell-...
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Under what conditions can I redistribute files from my local TeXLive installation [closed]

I created a Github repository called luatexminimal, to provide a minimal, barebones LuaTeX setup to compile PDF documents. I had to copy a few files from my local TeXLive installation to do that: ...
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Installing TeX Live and Texmaker or Kile under openSUSE Leap 42.1

I'm under openSUSE Leap 42.1 I installed TeX Live : sudo zypper in texlive Then I try to install texlive-latex but it seems that texlive package is a full package because that say me texlive-...
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yfont.sty not found - What to do?

I have been using LaTeX now for some time without encountering any problems. But then, since yesterday, I have been unable to use it due to an error that reads ! LaTeX Error: File `yfonts.sty´not ...