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

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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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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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How to register my own packages or classes in a separate drive to TeX Live installation?

I create my own documentclasses and packages in some directory of tex\latex. The directory tex\latex itself might be in any other directory in any drive. I can register the packages/classes to Miktex ...
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Wrong TFM generated by mf2pt1 in TeXLive 2013

I need to generate a font from METAFONT file. I used mf2pt1 and generated PFB file and TFM file, but TFM file was incorrect. I tried to generate TMF file of cmr10.mf by mf2pt1, then looked at ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Whatever happened to \newfontinstance?

I just installed a pretest version of TeXLive 2010 and tried compiling some files as a test. None of my XeLaTeX files compile because apparently the command \newfontinstance (which was defined 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Installing TeXlive on Ubuntu, revisited

The Debian/Ubuntu packages for TeXlive are usually outdated, sometimes up to several years behind CTAN. Now, I understand that packaging TeX Live takes a lot of work and, if you want to follow ...
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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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tlmgr error: perl.exe has stopped working

I have been using TeX Live 2010 on my Windows 7 computer for some time now, without problems. Recently I decided to use the TeX Live Manager to check for updates, which were successfully installed. ...
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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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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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Migrating from Ubuntu repository TeX to TeX Live?

I installed TeX Live 2013 from CTAN by following the instructions here: How to install "vanilla" TeXLive on Debian or Ubuntu? And it's all working very nicely. However, what I didn't do ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Texlive-math-extra and texlive-latex-extra packages cannot be installed

I am using Fedora 19, TexMaker and TeX Live. When I tried to compile my .tex document, I got the following error: ! LaTeX Error: File `stmaryrd.sty' not found I found out that the file is a ...
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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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Texlive installation is missing tlmgr, how to fix?

I installed with the net install Texlive 2010 on an Ubuntu machine. Because I don't have to much space to spare I carefully selected components to install to reduce the required disk-space. Later I ...
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Installation of texlive-full on Ubuntu 12.04

If I install texlive-full on Ubuntu 12.04 using apt-get will I have the stable and checked version? or is there any security risk? should I avoid installing it?
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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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Bibtex error after updating to TeXLive 2013: style file not found

I have recently updated my TeXLive installation to the 2013 version (via MacTeX), and I am getting an error when trying to use the econometrica style from natbib. (The error comes from running Bibtex, ...
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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 ...