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

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Setting up LaTeX with Sublime Text 2 - Linux

I'm looking for some help setting ST2 up with LaTeX, so far I have downloaded texLive from here and have uncompressed it and ran ./install-tl. I have also installed LaTeXTools on ST2. When I try to ...
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Can one install LyX without LaTeX?

I wish to collaborate with a LyX file, using the "track changes" functionality. The collaborator doesn't have LyX or TeX installed. They are using Mac OS X, and don't have room for the 2.3 GB MacTex ...
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Can't install LaTeX package 'changes' on Ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

I am a latex user on ubuntu, but not an expert of unix systems. I manage myself for easy things through the terminal. I very frequently refer to forums like stackoverflow to fix the problems that I ...
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Portable LaTeX system for Mac

So my MacBook Air broke down, and I plan to make use of the Macs in the university library to write papers. But the problem is: I do not have admin control there (so I cannot install anything) and ...
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Installing a font package in TeX-Live

I cannot make fourier and other font packages to work on TeX-Live on Mac OS. I have installed fourier package and tried updmap-sys and mktexlsr terminal commands in different combinations. Still the ...
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Bibtex not running after upgrading Ubuntu from 13.04 to 13.10

I'm having problems with my latex installation on Ubuntu 13.10. Have been using it successfully for a while on Ubuntu 13.04, after I updated bibtex doesn't seem to work. The error I get is: This is ...
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Installing garamondx font

I'm trying to install the garamondx fonts. Following the installation instructions, all this works fine: sudo mkdir -p /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/web2c sudo /bin/cp -Rfp * ...
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Tex Live Utility (Mac Os X): language problem

I just made a fresh install of OS X Mavericks and got Tex Live Utility through their Google Code website. The strange thing is that it is in chinese language. And I can't find the button to change it. ...
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Error Message: “tex: fatal: Could not undump 1 4-byte item(s) from”

if I try to run tex on Fedora Linux I always get an error message: "tex: fatal: Could not undump 1 4-byte item(s) from /usr/share/texliv/texmf-var/web2c/tex/tex.fmt." I removed and reinstalled ...
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Tex Distribution Pane not working after installing BasicTex2013

I recently upgraded to OS X 10.9 Mavericks and installed BasicTex 2013 (TeXLive-2013-Basic), in addition to TeXLive-2013. Now I need to use the TexLive-2013 as my default distribution, but the Tex ...
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python.sty on TeX Live 2013 - Forbidden to open for writing error

I have a fresh install of TeX Live 2013 and am attempting to compile a file using the python package. Here is the relevant portion of the file \begin{python} print 'hi' \end{python} I've compiled ...
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Undefined commands using hyperref.sty [closed]

To give you a little context. After a happy few months of happily using Emacs/AucTeX I accidentally deleted the hyperref directory (did I mention I'm new to LaTeX and linux?). Since then I've been ...
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Problem with installing Font in MacTex 2013

I can't install my fonts in MacTex 2013; it wasn't a problem when I used MacTex 2012. I always did the following: I copied my font-tree with the .map files and anything else in ...
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Error 32512 (driver return code)

I'm using XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.4-0.9998 I'm creating tex file using PHP and storing it on linux server. [ex: abc.tex] Then creating .sh file with command to execute *.tex file using xelatex ...
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How to move from makeindex to xindy?

Is there an easy, lightweight way to manage multiple glossaries and indices using xindy rather than makeindex? Everything works currently using makeindex, but it's not as nice as it could be. I'm fine ...
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TeX Live 2013 on Red Hat 6.4

As many of you know, Red Hat 6.4 comes with obsolete version of TeX Live from 2007. Unfortunately, TeX Live is dependency for many important packages we use in the Lab most notably R-3.0.2. Could ...
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WinEdt and TeX Live

I'm preparing a macro for WinEdt and need to know a few things about WinEdt 7/8 with TeX Live. Unfortunately I am a MiKTeX user, and I call on a TeX Live + WinEdt user in order to get the following ...
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After upgrading ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10, latex compiling errors

After upgrading the ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10, when I try the following command in terminal $ latex *.tex or $ pdflatex *.tex . I give the following error with MWE: This is pdfTeX, Version ...
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File 'environ.sty' not found on Ubuntu 13.04 with texlive 2013

I found a similar answer but regarding a different distro and the solution did not work for me, so: on an Ubuntu 13.04 I made yesterday (to say that it's clean & brand new) a complete network ...
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Faroese language package

I am working on a project in faroese, where I need to use the localization features offered by babel. I cannot find a faroese babel package, and when searching for it, there seems to be some ...
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pageslts error: very old endfloat in texlive 2013

The package pageslts complains about "very old endfloat package detected", but the recent endfloat version 2.5d is loaded. A minimum working example showing this error is: \documentclass{article} ...
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Outline font installation in self-contained tree

I'd like to achieve the following: a user should be able to grab a copy of a given directory, place that anywhere in his home directory, and run make to build LaTeX documents in that tree without ...
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Problem Installing TeX Live under Windows 8 Resistant to Past Fixes

I am trying to install TeX Live on my Windows 8 machine, which already has MikTeX 2.9 installed on it. I downloaded the zipped file from CTAN, unzipped it to a new folder, and I have run ...
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Bundledoc tool showing error in OS Windows 7

As per the documentation of bundledoc, I have used a simple Tex file as mentioned in the document \RequirePackage{snapshot} \documentclass[11pt]{article} \begin{document} Hello, world! \ref{sec2} ...
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tlmgr install siunitx problem

Method 1 (failed): tlmgr install siunitx sudo texhash Method 2 (failed): Download zip folder containing .dtx .ins files Unzip into MacSSD/Users/Username/Library/texmf directory Run sudo ...
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How to use \graphicspath?

I am using MikTex 2.9 and TeXstudio for my TeX preparation. I want to give a path to my figures folder containing all the figures, plots etc. required for my work. I used \graphicspath to give the ...
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Someone has redefined \pdfoutput?

I am very confused by my TeX Live (2012). I used XeLaTeX to run a .Rnw file in RStudio and got the following message: Compiled PDF failed ...
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How to install biblatex-philosophy / biber on a fresh Linux Mint 15 [closed]

After I tried everything to get my latex project use biblatex-philosophy I really dont know what to do any more so my question would be how is the best way to install latex on a fresh Linux Mint ...
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wrong hyperref for Index in tableofcontents since TeXlive 2010

Since update of TeXLive, both on macOS and Ubuntu (from 12.04 to 13.04), index is not referenced correctly in the table of content. Instead, the hyperlink to Index point to the bibliography. A lot ...
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Biber: Cannot decode string with wide characters (encode.pm)

I have ran into problems with biber and Xelatex, so I decided to test a working example and see what's up. I used the test files from this question, but the result I got was: INFO - This is Biber 1.7 ...
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Installing EBGaramond for pdfLaTeX

I made a foolish choice to play around with fonts a few days ago, and haven't escaped since. After getting very kind and useful help here yesterday, I decided to follow the advice given, and change to ...
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Problem installing culmus-latex on ubuntu 12.04

I'm trying to get Hebrew to work for my LaTeX/LyX on Ubuntu 12.04. I have TeX Live 2012 installed and the Hebrew works for that. Then I followed the instructions for installing LyX + Hebrew support, ...
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Texmaker on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS [duplicate]

I have installed Texmaker in my Ubuntu 12.04 system and I can compile and get the output of some basic files. However, I need special libraries to perform more complicated tasks and I could not manage ...
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tlmgr cannot setup TLPDB

I'm trying to update my installation of texlive 2013 under Ubuntu 13.10. However, I followed the instruction on this answer, but I get an error (running on Debian, switching to user mode!) ...
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How to create /usr/texbin?

I am a mac user but I have installed the TeX Live distribution without the help of MacTeX. The directory /usr/texbin is missing and TeXShop or TeXworks won't compile. I know that I can change the ...
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How to debug error message from luaotfload-database.lua

I am beginning to think it was a really bad idea to update to TeXLive 2013. Since this update almost none of my old documents compile any longer. Does anyone have any idea what LuaLaTeX is trying to ...
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How does one install TeX Live in Windows 8? [closed]

I have Windows 8. I just downloaded the TeX Live distribution from CTAN. When I double click on install-tl.bat, I receive the following error message: ...
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Can I install llncs with tlmgr?

llncs is a package created by Springer, available from the Springer authors' instructions page. tlmgr doesn't find it online. I have installed it many times by hand, and find it annoying. I have to ...
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TeX Live packages administration, tlmgr don't work on Open Suse [duplicate]

I want to know how install and manage packages for TeX Live 2011 on Linux Open Suse; with Windows systems it is possible to manage packages for TeX Live with the Package Manager program included in ...
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TeXLive portable without tlmgr

I have successfully installed a portable TeXLive following the instruction given by W32TeX, with a full installation selection on windows 7. The path environment was added with TeXLive bin path, but ...
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Latex-Python combination not running on a mac

I am a beginner in Latex/Python and try to run the file below on my Mac (10.8.4 - latest MacTex). This is just a test file and it is not running. Python is running in the console and I have copied ...
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Cannot use a custom document class with LyX

I am trying to use the ACM SIG Proceedings document class for a LyX document. Basically following these instructions: Using custom LaTeX document classes in LyX Step by step, here is what I do: put ...
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Apparent altering of Tex Live Utility's “umask” [closed]

Yesterday, I installed the TeX Live Utility update to version 1.15. After downloading and installing and relaunching TeX Live Utility, I got the following message: You have altered the system's ...
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Using mathdesign for TeX Live 2012 with TeX Live 2013 and the latest MiKTeX

For some reason, I need the old version of mathdesign (the one shipped with TeX Live 2012) to work smoothly with TeX Live 2013. Ideally, I'd like to be able to switch from one version to the other. ...
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TeX Live Manager log

Where does TeX Live store its logs of recent updates or installations of packages? I want to see what packages were installed recently. I have looked at the installation folder but have not found such ...
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Asymptote default renderer problem after upgrading to TeX Live 2013

I just upgraded my TeX Live installation on Ubuntu 64-bit from 2012 to 2013. After the upgrade, when I tried to render some simple 3D drawings I was not getting the default rendering window to come ...
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Package “nth” is in CTAN, but tlmgr doesn't find it

I'm trying to install the nth package, which automatically adds and formats ordinal numbers in English. The package is included in the default TeXLive distribution, but I had to install a smaller ...
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Mountain Lion TexLive 2013 font installation problem

I'm stuck here for hours trying to install fonts for TeXLive 2013. I did the same stuff as always: unzip to /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local run sudo mktexlsr then sudo updmap-sys --enable Map 5ch.map ...
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Unable to make Russian hyphenation work after (re-)installing TeX Live 2013

I have just upgraded TeX Live to 2013 on Mac OS, and installed all the Cyrillic packages i could think of, but the hyphenation in Russian stopped working. Here is an example: ...
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Full version of TeX Live: malware checked?

I am wondering if texlive-full is bearing any security issues? Why everybody does trust it? Are they checked by anybody? Thanks for helping and educating me on this point :)