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Repository and local installation

I try to install certain packages using tlmgr install package, but I keep getting tlmgr: The TeX Live versions supported by the repository http://tlcontrib.metatex.org/2013 (2013--2013) do not ...
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How to configure the dictionary-path for TeXworks @ TeX Live portable?

I want to use spell-checking with TeXworks under TeXlive (portable) under Windows XP. Is it possible to use the dictionaries of Mozilla, e.g. en-GB.aff and en-GB.dic? Where do I place the ...
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Question about e-TeX in TL

In TeX Live 2014 man etex reads: BUGS This version of e-TeX implements a number of optional extensions. In fact, many of these extensions conflict to a greater or lesser extent ...
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Can I install MacTex 2015 on an OS X Homebrew system without permission issues?

I currently have a working MacTex 2014 installation and Homebrew installation on OS 10.10.3, and am about to install MacTex 2015. But I'm concerned about permission issues. Both packages install in ...
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Fatal format file error; stymied. fmtutil: infinite recursion

I'm using texlive / ConTeXt / Xetex, but I don't know which of those might be relevant to the problem. The summary is that when I run TeX, I get a "Fatal format file error; I'm stymied" message. ...
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\Xendlemmaseparator from eledmac produces “undefined control sequence”. What is wrong? [closed]

as per title: everything else I do with the eledmac package works fine. The manual says that \lemmaseparator can be used to change the separator used in footnotes, and \Xendlemmaseparator accordingly ...
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Installation of TeX Live 2015 hangs at “package-specific postactions”

I am new to LateX, I downloaded TeX Live 2015 ISO over the internet and mounted with PowerISO on a windows vista (DELL studio, x64bits), installation began but has not finished even upto the time I am ...
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BasicTeX - how to identify packages that need to be added after an upgrade

I'm using the BasicTeX distribution on OS X and recently upgrade from the 2011 to the 2012 distribution. This forces me to add the packages that I had added over time to the BasixTeX 2011 installation ...
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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 do I install MathTime Pro 2 on TexLive (Windows 8)

Can someone kindly guide me how to install MathTime Pro 2 on TexLive? I am currently using Windows 8.
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which LaTeX .sty files are in each MacPorts texlive-* bundle?

Is there a list of which particular LaTeX .sty files are installed for a given MacPorts texlive bundle? For instance, which are in texlive-fonts-extra or texlive-science? I know this list must exist ...
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Inexplicable error after importing syntax package

I'm using the LaTeX-KOMA-template (based on KOMA-script as the name suggests) provided by Karl Voit for writing a thesis. I can compile the main.tex perfectly fine, until I import the syntax package. ...
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Problem with loading mathb font metrics file (in Linux)

I have a .tex file which works fine under Windows/MikTeX, but fails to produce a PDF in Linux Mint 17/TeXLive 2013. I looked through various similar questions posted on this site, but none seemed to ...
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\ref overlapping following text

I am looking to reference a section heading in my work but when I use \ref{label} the section number overlaps the following word. I am using the ifmbe document class. (textcomp package is being used ...
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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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Texlive installation issue: repository database loading takes forever

I am trying to install Texlive 2014 on my Windows 7 laptop. The issue is that when I run "install-tl-windows" in the command line, and I press next in the GUI that pops up, I get a message saying ...
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Script for creating a texmf tree based on “some-latex-file.tex”

At some point in time I recall being told that texlive ships with a perl script that creates a texmf-tree based on the packages used in the source file. Is there such a thing?
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Tex Utility breaks after upgrading to Tex Live 2015

OS: Mac OS X 10.10.3 I had Basic Mac Tex Live 2014 before. I upgraded to Mac Tex Live 2015 and then uninstall Tex Live 2014 by removing the folder /usr/local/texlive/2014basic. After the upgrade, I ...
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What is wrong with Tex live 2015 installation?

Tex live 2015 has finally arrived. I uninstalled 2014, download the setup exe, and expected to be able to use the newest version. Instead it gives me this I tried several mirrors. All of them ...
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What's new in TL2015

Since TL2015 was released (I'm installing it from the iso just now) I wonder if there are some big difference in the PDF output compared with TL2014. I mean, can we produce two PDFs from the same ...
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“Show Help for Package” in TeXShop not working

I have BasicTeX installed on my Mac, which I'm running through TeXShop (TeXShop 3.51 and TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2014)). If I go to the Help Menu, select "Show Help for Package", enter the name of ...
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How do I get TL15? [closed]

This question is extremely localised in time, but I decide to try asking it anyway: On the TeX Live website, it is claimed that TL15 has had an early release. However, if I go to the download page ...
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Missing $ inserted in python code

I use python3 (with code not from me) to insert data from a database (bsddb3) from the program GRAMPS into a LaTeX document (TeX Live 2014) and I receive the following error messages: ! Missing $ ...
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What font packages are installed in TeX live?

What font packages are installed in a full installation of TeX live? Which are obsolete? Example: \usepackage{mathpazo} brings Palatino as the roman font. The times package seems to be obsolete (as ...
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How to find texlive cygwin documentation

This might be more of a Cygwin than Latex question, but I don't know. Is there a convenient way to find and open the documentation for Latex packages within Cygwin? The only way I could think of is ...
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Why the packages are not up to date in tex live package manager?

I found the ctex package (this link) is updated to version 2.0.2 in 2015/5/16. So I open my tex live 2014 package manager expecting to update to the latest ctex package, but there is only 1.02d, and ...
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Relative paths with TeXstudio under Windows (portable installation)

I have just installed TeXLive 2013 Portable (Windows, full install) on my USB stick, and have also extracted the TeXstudio USB zip into the root of my USB. The folder hierarchy is as follows: USB ...
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Installing Emerald fonts: TeXlive won't find font files

Using TeXlive 2014 I installed the Emerald fonts to ~/.texmf (other TEXMF trees will lead to the same problem). No matter how much I texhash or updmap, this minimal example won't complile using ...
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Cannot install texlive rpm package on redhat

I tried to install this package : texlive-latex-2007-58.1.x86_64.rpm so when I run this on shell command: sudo yum texlive-latex-2007-58.1.x86_64.rpm I get this error telling that it requires some ...
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Checking installed packages

I am running latexlive, I think everything is installed. How can I check to see if the etoolbox and ifthen packages are installed? I think these packages will solve my problems. If they are not ...
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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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System-wide subfolder-name for temporary and intermediate files

When compiling I would love to have a system-wide setting for naming a sub-folder in which TeX, LaTeX, BibTeX, and other tools and packages, may put intermediate and temporary files. This is very ...
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TeX Live font policy [closed]

I would like to request inclusion of these fonts to TeX Live (only *.mf files are needed): CTAN: tex-archive/fonts/cyrillic/scyrillic I negotiated this with the author and he agreed to ...
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xetex complains about missing kanjix.map

I've just installed TL2011 on Windows 7 and updated it from the net. The installation produced no errors and everything is fine - but now xelatex (and not pdflatex nor lualatex) ends every invocation ...
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Differences between texlive packages in Linux

I've been reading a lot of sites to see the best way to get the packages in Texlive installed in my Ubuntu based system. So far, these are the texlive packages I've seen recommended: texlive-full ...
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How to compile .tex file to a pdf using luajittex engine?

I have recently found that modern TeX Live 2014 distribution has new LuaTeX engine luajittex. As far as I know this is just experimental however if we consider that luatex is beta version, almost ...
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TeX Live 2014 - How to update otfinfo

First, to give you an idea what I want to achieve: I would like to installing the Bembo Font Family via otfinst.py for pdflatex. Why I don't use lualatex or xelatex is the missing support of some ...
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How does one prepare---on TEXLIVE— OpenType, Unicode based, fonts for use with Xe(La)Tex

I downloaded the Cree syllabics font pitabek from: http://www.languagegeek.com/font/fontdownload.html According to the information this font is opentype and follows the Unicode coding for Cree ...
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Install custom .cls using TeX Live in local directory

Background There is a .cls file that pdflatex should use. I have read the following How to make LaTeX see local texmf tree Per-project texmf directory Create a local texmf tree in MiKTeX How to ...
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Error: undefined control sequence in .\maketitle [duplicate]

I am posting the Latex main file MWE herewith. While trying to compile file, getting an error as described below in line--.\maketitle. Can anyone please help me resolve it? Working on texmaker + ...
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pgf-umlcd : undefined control sequence umlnote [closed]

I'm using the pgf-umlcd package to model UML diagrams with LaTex. In the package documentation, there's a node called \umlnote: The \umlnote use the same syntax as tikz command \node , e.g. ...
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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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How to migrate from TeXLive-MacPorts-2014 to TeXLive-MacTeX-2014

I have installed TeXLive-MacPorts-2014 and would like to migrate to MacTeX-TeXLive-2014 (since MacPorts distro doesn't come with the tlmgr). I have installed some major sections of ...
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Where is tlmgr in MacPorts-TeXLive installation? [duplicate]

I have just installed TeXLive-2014 through MacPorts. But it doesn't come with a tlmgr executable. I previously used TeXLive-2013 installed with MaxTeX.pkg which had tlmgr as part of its installation. ...
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Typesetting option that includes makeindex (TeX Live, TeXworks)

I used to work with the MiKTeX distribution and the included TeXworks program. The latter provided me with a typesetting-configuration that was something like pdfLaTeX + BibTeX + MakeIndex. (It ...
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Install packages for self installed texlive?

I followed this post http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/95373/861 to install texlive on Ubuntu 14.04. The install took one hour and half. It seemed to install many things. Does this install the full ...
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Can't make Ubuntu think I've installed TeX Live

I followed this post http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/95373/861 to install texlive on Ubuntu 14.04, until when I try to make Ubuntu think I've installed TeX Live: $ sudo dpkg -i ...
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Install pdflatex by installing texlive on Ubuntu from texlive site? [duplicate]

I want to install pdflatex. It is in texlive-latex-base in my Ubuntu 14.04 repository. But I don't want to install texlive-latex-base, because Ubuntu repository usually has outdated software. So I ...
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grffile / feynmp-auto compatibility in Texlive14

Since I reinstalled Texlive14 from scratch (I was using Texlive13 before) I ran into problems compiling my presentations that use both grffile and feynmf-auto. It appears that, due to the presence of ...
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How to Rotate a PDF?

Recently I found out that I can't use Adobe Acrobat to rotate a multi-page pdf file by .70 degrees. So I have a regular PDF file (flat scan - no text) that I need to rotate. But I've seen a hint ...