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Couldn't find a .sty file in the new LaTeX installation with kpsewhich

I have installed the TeXLive 2012 version on /usr/local. Then I have installed the malayalam package and the malayalam.sty is in the correct place (ie at ...
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How Does TeX Live Interact with the Editor?

The question is somewhat technical and not the usual troubleshooting type I see here. I just want to have a basic understanding of how do TeX Live, the core operative system and the latex editor work ...
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texworks is not launching!

I am using texlive as my Latex distribution which includes TexWorks as the primary editor. It has been working fine for few years now. But today, while trying to launch the texworks editor nothing is ...
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STIX fonts & TL2013 packaging

Based on the discussion here Is it already possible to use the STIX fonts? it appears that the STIX project (release 1.1) supports LaTeX; I'm eager to get started with them! TL2013 does have a ...
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Is is possible to install only the required LaTeX tool “pdflatex” in Ubuntu?

I do not know the dependencies b/w the tools provided by the LaTeX bulky lib. A suggested command to install LaTeX tools on Ubuntu is: sudo apt-get install texlive-full It's full installation ...
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BibTeX permission denied

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to Ubuntu 13.10 and had to reinstall TexLive 2013 and TeXWorks. Ordinary typesetting with pdfLaTeX works fine. However, when I try to run BibTeX, the only console ...
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pdfcrop results in fmtutils.cnf not found

I just tried pdfcrop but it results in an error message telling me that the file fmtutil.cnf was not found. The complete error message is: pdfcrop testfile.pdf PDFCROP 1.38, 2012/11/02 - Copyright ...
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epstopdf / ghostscript can't find fonts

I have the following setup $ epstopdf --version epstopdf ($Id: epstopdf.pl 31784 2013-09-27 22:43:16Z karl $) 2.18 $ gs --version 9.10 $ tex --version TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2014/dev) $ uname -a ...
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How to install TeX Live on Android tablet 4.2.2?

I'm reading this How to install TeX on android phones? post and I can't install TeX Live on Android 4.2.2 and I have tl4a-2013-06-10.tar.xz, TL4A.apk, tl4a-2013-06-18.tar.xz, and texmf.cnf on my ...
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Troubles with TeX Live 2009 and 2013

Well, before Christmas I was updating some software in my Ubuntu 12.04 installation, where I have happily installed TeX Live 2013 since last summer (I did it from an ISO image downloaded from the ...
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TeX Live on Nokia Lumia 2520 Tablet computer with ARM architecture

Is there precompiled TeX Live system for ARM architecture based Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet with Windows RT 8.1?
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Multiple TeXlive installations

I'm using Lubuntu 11.10. I have TeXlive 2011 full insttaled. I've just installed TeXlive 2013 running install-tl script. Everything was fine. I choose the small scheme. No problem. So according to ...
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`media9.sty' not found

I am using Texmaker and Gummi on Ubuntu 12.04. I want to embed videos in my PDFs and have downloaded media9.tds.zip, l3kernel.tds.zip, l3packages.ts.zip and l3experimental.tds.zip. I unzipped and ...
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Configuring auctex for pdf viewer

I'm on Ubuntu 13.10, Emacs 24.3.50.1, TeX Live 2013, AucTeX 11.87.2 (from ELPA). I've followed the instructions given by this page on enabling Okular (I'd rather use Evince, though), but this doesn't ...
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How to configure the mirror http://mirror.ctan.org/ redirects to?

I'm using vanilla TeXLive 2013 in ubuntu 13.10. Here, running getnonfreefonts-sys --all fails to download arial.zip and all such files. I think this is because the mirror closest to me ...
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neither TexShop nor TexWorks compile [closed]

I just bought a new macbook pro and transferred everything from my previous laptop here. Neither TexShop nor TexWorks can even compile the basic tex templates (such as article or amsart, the error is: ...
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How to setup CJK package?

Recently, I want to type Chinese chars in a LaTeX document. Hence, the package CJK is needed. However, in my TeX distribution, say TeX Live 2012, there was no CJK installed, so I tried to install it ...
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Incomplete package documentation in TeXLive 2012 on Ubuntu

I use MacTex 2012 on my laptop. On the desktop in our lab, I use TeXLive 2012 on Ubuntu 12.04. I noticed that some package documentations in Ubuntu are not as comprehensive as they are in Mac. To ...
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MacTeX-2013 didn't install TeXLive 2013

I deleted my old TeXLive 2012 from my Mac (10.5.8). I downloaded the new MacTeX package and installed it successfully. TeXLive is found on directory usr/local/texlive/2013 BUT the GUI application is ...
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pgfplots 1.9 on Mac [closed]

I have an iMac with TeX Live 2011. It came with pgfplots version 1.4, which I am able to use without a problem. I just downloaded pgfplots version 1.9 which has new environments like polar axis, smith ...
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Jerus10 font metric (TFM) file not found after installing TexLive 2013

I'll start by saying I'm new to ubuntu and texlive. I just installed texlive2013 and am trying to create a pdf on ubuntu 12.04 TLS. I'm using both English and Hebrew, but neither seam to work: when ...
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Texhash has no permission for home directory

I have recently updated TexLive through tlmgr. After that I got several errors when running LaTeX saying that some .sty file was not found. Those files exist, and when I run texhash I recive: ...
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Clean uninstall of TeX Live 2012 (for upgrading to TeX Live 2013) on Mac OS X

I understand upgrading from TeX Live 2012 to 2013 is not a single-click operation. As I was working on some important documents and didn't want to compromise my TeX distribution, I've put off ...
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Fontspec demands ifpdf.sty?

I am using Arch Linux, but I installed TeX Live from the network, so that I can use tlmgr to install a minimal set of packages that I can add to as needed. Here is a .tex file: ...
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installing mtpro2 latex font on server based TeXLive 2013 distribution?

I am trying to get the mtpro2 latex fonts installed on our linux server, which hosts TexLive 2013. From the client machines the users can then call the respective compilation commands however needed. ...
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Determine full list of installed LaTeX packages in Ubuntu

Newbie here, just inherited a large (250+ page) doc written in LaTeX after the previous author left the company. Is there an easy way to determine all the LaTeX packages installed on my system? I'm ...
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How to add new fonts to MacTeX 2013

I know how to install the three adobe fonts: MinionPro, MyriadPro and MnSymbol in a Mac (OS 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 and 10.9) where MacTeX 2010 is already installed. This can be done following the steps: ...
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Is it safe to use the TeX Live Update utility while compiling documents?

I just started the TeX Live Update utility and saw that quite some packages were updated on the server. I proceeded to update all outdated packages, but this takes a while. Is it safe (in terms of ...
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TeX Live 2013: TrueType fonts

In the list of changes in TeX Live 2013 it says Prefer TrueType/OpenType fonts to Type1 when the names are the same. But are not Type1 fonts better since they are vector fonts? Can someone ...
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Why is the MacTeX distribution so large? Is there anything smaller for OS X?

I would like to know how to install LaTeX on Mac 10.6 or higher. But the MacTeX is some 1.28 GB file! Is there a smaller distribution I could install? What exactly is TeX Live?
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Biolinum missing greek letters

I have texlive installed (via the repositories) on ubuntu 13.10. The version number it lists is 2013.20130722, so I figure this is texlive 2013? I have a Biolinum font file with path ...
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TeXLive PPA fresh install PATH

I want to install TeXLive from scratch on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, using PPA. In terminal I typed: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:texlive-backports/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install texlive ...
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Use restricted-shell-escape with TexStudio on TexLive?

The package auto-pst-pdf.sty needs shell-escape to run, but shell escape is known to be seriously unsafe. Is there a possibility to tell auto-pst-pdf.sty to use restricted-shell-escape instead? I'm ...
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Is it safe to update LaTeX package with tlmgr on debian?

I using debian (unstable) and have installed most of my LaTeX packages from the official repositories (except few ones which I copied directly inside a folder recognized by texhash). I just learned ...
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Using negative coordinates in EPS file with XeLaTeX

I've run into inconsistent behavior with XeLaTeX and EPS files with negative coordinates. The wrapping block for the figure is calculated correctly; however, the content of the figure is misplaced ...
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TeXLive 2013 update question on Windows 7

I have a problem updating TeXLive 2013 on a Windows 7 machine. I get the following error message: After a few minutes it stops. I have updated to the lastest tlmgr version (downloading the .exe ...
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List of Updates available in TexLive utility the same every time

For some reason I keep getting the same available updates every time I open TexLive Utility. I update all of them (200mb worth of updates) and after getting the message that it was successful, I close ...
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Adding a manually installed package/program manual into `texdoc`

I have manually installed a package/program related to LaTeX (it's writer2latex aka w2l in this case). Is there a way how to make texdoc w2l open the PDF documentation of this package?
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How to increase TeX memory for LaTeX in TeX Live on Windows?

How to increase TeX memory for (pdf)LaTeX in TeX Live on windows (7)? I found a lot of usefull instructions to increase the TeX memory on linux systems or with MikTeX on Windows, but I still miss a ...
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Problem with updating tlmgr: Bad hostname

I just tried to update my texlive-installation but got the following error: sudo tlmgr update --self TLDownload::get_file: response error: 500 ...
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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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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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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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Problem using adobe sourcesanspro

I'm using TeX Live 2012 on CrunchBang Linux (which is a derivative of Debian wheezy), and trying to get Adobe Source Sans Pro running, following this post: How can I use Source Sans Pro in Tex-Live ...
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How to Install Garamondx font properly? Don't know how to create bitmap font for zgmr8r

I try to install the LaTeX package garamondx and compile the doc which comes with the package. For this, I downloaded garamondx.tds.zip from http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/install/fonts, extracted ...
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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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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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Latex on Linux: Path problem after new install of TeX Live

UPDATE: between the suggestions made in comments, and Andrew Stacey's patient walkthrough/diagnostic, the problem was eventually solved by correcting a faulty environment variable in the bashrc. It's ...
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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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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 ...