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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 ...
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TeX programmer needed - or assistance with page dimensions and crop marks [closed]

is there a place where i can find/hire a TeX programmer to adjust TeX files that were set up for us in the 80s? I can make minor edits, but things like page dimensions and crop mark locations are ...
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No pdf output in Auctex

I reinstall texlive but I auctex don't produce the pdf output. I tried texwork and its works fine. I'm on fedora 19 I'm asking a question following this one, Local font installation problems. I ...
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Ubuntu 13, TeXLIve and home made package [duplicate]

I would like to install an homemade package ? With MacTeX, I put my package in texmf-local and then simply use texhash. Under Ubuntu, I have to use the plain path sudo ...
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Texlive: tlmgr can't find referenced package dot2tex

I am currently trying to use the dot2texi package, that requires another package, dot2tex. I first tried to install this latter tool (version 2.8.7) from source, but some obscure python bug made it ...
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How do I tell Texmaker where to look for packages

I recently installed texlive from the internet (using tar found here). When the installation finished, I added the following lines to /etc/bash.bashrc: ...
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Problem with pgf library in TexLive [closed]

I am using TexLive, and I am writing a paper with someone else. He has sent me all of his files. He uses tikz to draw commutative diagrams. I am trying to compile his files, but I get an undefined ...
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DraftMark error - Package not found

I compiled my tex file which showed me that the draftmark package is not found. Hence I gave the command, tlmgr install draftmark but I get the following error, tlmgr: package repository ...
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Installing biber for use with TeX Live 2013 on Debian wheezy

I recently backported what I think is TeX Live 2013 from Debian testing/unstable to Debian wheezy. The version number is 2013.20140314-1. This is no longer the most current version in Debian; there is ...
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Texlive on FreeBSD - status

I heard about issues with porting texlive to FreeBSD and that there were two competing ports, of which one has been released but rejected, while another is being anticipated but not released... But no ...
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Error when installing TexLive from the internet. Unexpected EOF in archive

I'm a new user of Texlive, and I'm trying to download it from the internet using the first link provided by this page: https://www.tug.org/texlive/ When I get to the installation of the cm-super ...
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! TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [main memory size=5000000] [duplicate]

I am writing a thesis, it is very long now over 300 pages. I am using glossary package a lot, and I am using two computers. When I compile my .tex file over my laptop I get the following error: ! TeX ...
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Configuring Kile - Updating the TeX Distribution

I installed kile using the command in linux sudo apt-get install kile. It installed kile and the TeXLive distribution as well. The version which got installed , I found through the command latex -v. ...
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How do I get bibtexU working?

Running bibtexu -v (from TeX Live bundle) yields the message This is BibTeXu: a UTF-8 Big BibTeX version 0.99d Implementation: Microsoft(R) C/C++ for Win32 Release version: 3.71 (18 mar 2013) ...
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“I can't find file `pgfutil-common-lists.tex'.” after update

I've just did an update. $ sudo tlmgr update --self tlmgr: package repository http://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/ftp/pub/mirror/ctan/systems/texlive/tlnet tlmgr: saving backups to ...
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How to install correctly simhei.ttf and simsun.ttc for pdflatex on TEX Live 2013

I have simple document (don't think about the meaning of Chinese characters, they are there only for testing purpose): \documentclass[UTF8,a4paper, 11pt]{ctexart} \begin{document} 第一项 \end{document} ...
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Embed Tex Live into application

I try to make an embedded version of TeX Live. My goal is to be able to use it to compile TeX documents in a web application. I can't use system LaTeX distribution due to too old packages. To ...
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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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Putting .sty file into ~/texmf-dist/tex/latex But still getting Error [duplicate]

I installed texLive 2013 on a mac. And I am using texmaker to typeset my documents. I have my threads regarding where to locate .sty files in mac. And I located my stackengine.sty in the following ...
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Where should I put my package files in TeX Live 2013? [duplicate]

I am using texmaker, which is based on Tex Live 2013. I have just downloaded a package, i.e. mathpro2 (lite version). Question 1: Where should I put my package files into? I have seen answers to ...
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Font Installation in TeX Live 2013 [duplicate]

I have the .afm and .pfb files for the Garamond Light Condensed fonts, I follow the instructions available here for installation. When I try to use them in my document they are not found by pdflatex; ...
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Beamer with XeLaTeX on TexLive2013: enumerate numbers in black

Using TeX Live 2013, with this combination: Beamer (version 3.26) Copenhagen theme. Compiled with XeLaTeX. Using enumerate environment. I get the numbers (usally as white font inside blue circle) ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 *.sty and *.cls files are missing?

I just installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 on my laptop: sudo apt-get install texlive texlive-lang-german texlive-lang-english texlive-doc-en texlive-doc-de texlive-latex-extra latexmk Everything seemed to ...
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LaTeX Error: File 'ashmath.sty' not found [closed]

I am using TexShop on Mac OS X Mavericks, I need to type mathematical formulas and greek symbols like \omega. I try to include the ashmath package from TexShop (using PdfTex): \usepackage{ashmath} ...
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Texlive, update and dvips

When I run tlmgr update -all, I see that, or at least I understand that the engine dvips is updated at some point. If yes, what is updated in dvips?
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How to install “catdvi” in TeXLive? [duplicate]

I need to install catdvi, I am using the vanilla TeXLive from CTAN. I have another option to install it is from the OS (i.e. Ubuntu) repository, but it will install another copy of OS specific TeX ...
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How to install “tabto” macro?

I am trying to install the "tabto.sty" and I am using the vanilla TeXLive from CTAN. The tabto macro is archived in the CTAN at the following directory -- 1. ...
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TeX Live not compiling from TeXnicCenter

Due to problems with psfragfig and MiKTeX I wanted to switch to TeX Live and TeXnicCenter instead (on Windows 8). However it does not compile even the smallest MWE in TeXnicCenter. I always get the ...
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tlmgr update problem [closed]

Anytime there is a failure to update a package TeXlive 2013, and try to reinstall through -reinstall-forcibly-removed command, it complains that it cannot install the file in question, as per the ...
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framed.sty not found after switching from OS X to Linux

I transitioned from OS X to Debian Linux. I have freshly installed TeX live, and I want to compile some tex files now which were running before on OS X. For example, there is a file which uses a ...
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Using PGF/TikZ 3.0 on mac

Today I updated my MacTeX/texlive distribution and I have finally PGF/TikZ version 3.0.0!! However, after using the 2.10-CVS version as described in this answer for a long while, I want to make sure ...
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Ubuntu Kile Configuration - Changing the TexLive Distribution

I have TexLive 2013 distribution. I installed Kile. It seems, it has automatically installed some other texlive-base. Now what should I do to make it point to texLive 2013. Because even titlesec ...
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I can't find file `pgfutil-common-lists.tex'

I am using texlive 2013, and just ran the following command to update the packages. sudo ./tlmgr update -all After it finished, I tried to compile tex documents that uses tikz package as the ...
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slashbox style missing in debian [duplicate]

I am using TexLive in Debian Linux I have a template which I have to follow without altering its packages etc. and it uses slashbox which has been removed from Debian due to license problems. What can ...