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How much is the the size of a minimal Tex Live installation?

How much is the size of a minimal Tex Live installation to enable me to write and run TeX in TeXworks in Windows 8.1 (64 bit)? Given the size of Tex Live installation program (install-tl-windows.exe) ...
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TeX Live installation window just freezes at “please wait while the repository database is loaded.”

I want to install, for the first time, TeX Live on Windows 8.1. When I run installer for TeX Live, it freezes on the page it is presumably supposed to fetch repositories (no idea what it is all ...
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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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tlmgr and apt-get

I use LaTeX on a computer running Ubuntu Linux 14. To install the extension 'standalone', I can do apt-get I could determine that 'standalone' extension is included in the 'texlive-latex-extra' ...
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How to use \graphicspath?

I am using MikTex 2.9 and TeXstudio for my TeX preparation. I would like to set the path to my figures folder containing all the figures, plots etc. required for my work. I used \graphicspath to set ...
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Incomplete \iffalse error and “Tex capacity exceeded” [closed]

I'm getting these error messages when I try to compile (XeLaTeX) my dissertation on texpad for Mac OS/X running TexLive2015, this is what I get: ./Dissertation.tex:94: Incomplete \iffalse; all text ...
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Fail to install texlive 2015 in openSUSE Tumbleweed with untarring fail error using the ISO image

I'm trying to install texlive 2015 in openSUSE Tumbleweed, kernel 4.1.6 x86_64, but it failed to untar some packages and then abort installation. As for as I'm concerned, the install-tl script is ...
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TeXstudio PATH problem with kpsewhich

If I start up TeXstudio by launching it normally as an app in OS X Yosemite, whenever I build and view a document, it complains kpsewhich: command not found. However, which kpsewhich in a terminal ...
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Tikz problem since TeXLive 2015 update

sorry if I do something wrong, it is my first post. I generate usually pdfs with gnuplot by using the output terminal tkiz to generate first a .tex and afterwards a .pdf. I recently updated to ...
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TeXlive update - how do I permanently set the path? [closed]

I updated to texlive 2015 and it works, as does tlmgr. I can't read dvi's anymore (I'm assuming this is a related problem and if not will deal with it later). I have to set the path every time I run a ...
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fixing or replacing tikzmark/pgfmark/subnode within forest

I try to connect parts of nodes in a foresttree to other parts of nodes. This worked in texlive 2013. I had an answer to my problem, which is also documented in Having two forest figures and using ...
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How to manually install a package for LuaLaTeX

I used to have an old version of a package (pgfplots v 1.9) and I manually installed a later version (v 1.12) complete with new documentation. pdflatex indeed compiles with the newest version while ...
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How to “install” a .cls file for LaTeX [duplicate]

I want to install the class found at this git repository: LaTeX homework I see some questions asked in the past on installing packages in LaTeX but this sounds like a different kind of file than a ...
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Tex Live 2015, KOMA-script pagesize=automedia yields Undefined Control Sequence

The following LaTeX file compiles fine on Tex Live 2014, but fails on Tex Live 2015: \documentclass[pagesize=automedia]{scrartcl} \usepackage{lipsum} \begin{document} \lipsum \end{document} ...
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Texlive 2015 problem - cannot find 'article.cls' [closed]

EDIT: This turned out to be a problem due to having forgotten to update the distribution in the Texpad editor preferences! I have just updated from TexLive 2014 to 2015 using the full MacTeX-2015 ...
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pdftex freezes on a simple hello world example

Operating system : Ubuntu 14.04 Tex distribution : Texlive-full installed with aptitude I got an odd problem... hard to solve. Here is the hello world tex file \documentclass{article} ...
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How to use packages from TeX Live?

I downloaded the MacTeX and I am now using Texmaker to finish my algorithm homework. When I try to add this line \usepackage{algorithms} in texmaker, it always keeps telling me that algorithms.sty is ...
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Problem with installing TeX Live under Windows 8

I am new to LaTeX and wanted to install the required "programs". But when I came to installing TeX Live, there seemed to be a problem: Can't spawn "cmd.exe": No such file or directory at (directory) ...
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BibTex not working in Texmaker 3.5.2

I have the following tex-code where I tried using bibtex: \documentclass[preprint,3p,twocolumn,authoryear]{elsarticle} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{cite} ...
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mktexlsr fails to build package index

I just installed Linux Mint 17 on a new laptop and attempted to install texlive from the command line in the usual way $ sudo apt-get install texlive-base texlive-latex-recommended ...
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MiKTeX and TeX Live both installed?

I am new to LaTeX and I have started having errors that I cannot explain. The code works for a moment but then it fails without any changes made! So I have started thinking that it is because of the ...
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I have installed texlive 2015 but it seems the system uses 2013. How can I use 2015?

I have installed texlive 2015 on my computer, but When I test it in the terminal there is nothing happened, like this: meng@meng-Inspiron-5548:~$ tex meng@meng-Inspiron-5548:~$ But if I use sudo ...
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Configuring texlive-binaries

I got some problem with texlive which made me purge it. The point is it seems impossible for me to have it back ! Trying to install texlive-full package on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with aptitude, the ...
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How to get help on texlive installed from distro repository?

I am quite a newbie in TeX community. Previously, I had a TexLive installation from a DVD, and It did work pretty good. Now, I am on another machine with disk space constraint. So I chose to stay with ...
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tikzmark and xelatex

There seems to be a problem with tikzmark and xelatex. Ulrike Fischer from the xetex list helped to track this down. The following code does not work when compiled with xelatex but produces the ...
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Texliveonfly is not relocatable so it isn't being installed by tlmgr

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to be able to use texliveonfly with Texmaker. However when I use sudo tlmgr install texliveonflyI get an error saying it's not relocatable and hence I cannot install ...
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getting or copying texlive 2013 for Mac

I migrated to a new machine (Mac) and need a texlive 2013 installation there. I thought I could just copy over all files from my old machine, but this does not seem to work since the preference pane ...
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biber not working anymore [closed]

I'm currently writing a report in LaTeX and yesterday everything worked fine. Today however, biber isn't working properly (aka at all). I always get the following error: Use of uninitialized value ...
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Problem with font map

Compiling a beamer project, I get the following error: mktexpk: /home/matthieu/.texlive2012/texmf-var/fonts/pk/ljfour/public/cm/cmss8.525pk: successfully generated. ...
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TeX Live Utility doesn't know the version

I was running TexLive 2014, and now upgraded to 2015. Now, when I run TeXShop, it claims "This is XeTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-0.99992 (TeX Live 2015) ...". But when I run TeX Live Utility, first it ...
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TexLive 2015 - error when using “french” options with TexStudio

I am new in the LaTex world. I just installed yesterday Texlive 2015 et texstudio (last version) on my windows 10 computer. Everything seems to be working properly except for the template ...
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How to incorporate a TEXMF tree managed by distro's package manager when using TeX Live from upstream on a GNU/Linux system?

I am using upstream's TeX Live on a GNU/Linux system with default paths except for the use of symbolic links to facilitate switching between different versions of TL. So, for example, TEXMFMAIN is ...
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Removing texmf/doc/ directories from old TeXlives

I have got quite a lot of vanilla TeXlives installed, and some of them with the full documentation. Can I "break" TeXlive by removing the */doc directories from it? Currently, I would save this way ...
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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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Lyx output problem: cannot open Type 1

I use Lyx 2.1.4 on Mac OSX and I installed The BasicTeX 2015 Distribution (https://tug.org/mactex/morepackages.html). I wrote a document that contains some math characters (lambda, delta...) and I get ...
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Debugging texlive-pgf sources [closed]

I've recently changed operating systems (from Ubuntu 14.04 to Fedora 22) and this means in particular that I now have a newer version of the pgf package. To be precise, it is this version: ...
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TeXLive-2015: Updating packages on OS X Mavericks does not work with 'TeX Live Utility.app'

I recently installed the Full TeX Live 2015 Distribution (having used the 2014 distribution before). Now when I want to update packages with the help of the TeX Live Utility.app, the following ...
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Using two installs of texlive in parallel

Some time ago I updated from TeX Live 2014 to 2015. Now I want to sometimes compile a file with last year's version. It seems to be enough to just specify the full path of the executable on the ...
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Carriage-return and line-feed in web2cTeX

In web2cTeX (TeX Live) I observed this behavior: (after each of the following perl commands run: "tex xyz.tex; xdvi xyz.dvi") Each \r and \n separately produces one line: perl -e 'print ...
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Installation of teXlive on Windows fails

I tried to install teXlive on my laptop running Windows 8.1. After unpacking, I ran "install-tl-windows.bat". It seemed OK for most of the installation, but then I got this in the terminal (the log ...
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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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I can't find file phvr7t

I installed TeXLive on Ubuntu 14.04 like this: $ apt-get install -y texlive-latex-extra Now I'm trying to compile my file that has this: \renewcommand\sfdefault{phv} I'm getting this error: ...
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TeX Archaeology - Installing historic/old TeX Live Releases

I've inherited an old TeX tree that contains multiple versions of TeX and I'm attempting to determine what local changes were made to specific versions. I understand that in certain cases our binaries ...
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Ubuntu14: TexLive2014: How to install extra packages?

I'm using Ubuntu 14 LTS. I (fully) installed TexLive2013 then I (fully) uninstalled it in order to install TexLive2014 which I did it from an .iso file succesfully. Now I want to install an extra ...
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Trying to install texlive but it gets stuck

This is the output of the installation. I have no idea why this keeps happening. I've tried the installation multiple times and with every mirror it gets hung up on the same part. This is the first ...
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Tex File No Longer Compiles

The file below was compiling just fine under official repository texlive versions for fedora 18 and 19. I switched to fedora 22 and started having issues (see error log below). ...
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problems with the first time using pdflatex [closed]

I used this method to install TeX Live: How to install "vanilla" TeXLive on Debian or Ubuntu? It is recommended in that post to edit /etc/environment. But another post recommends editing ...
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Error when compiling with Tex Live 2015: eledmac package

I've just recently upgraded to Tex Live 2015 and I have several files using eledmac package. With the new distribution I get this error in my .log file: ...
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Undefined control sequence on fresh “vanilla” TeXLive on Windows

I reinstalled Windows today, then installed "vanilla" TeXLive 2015 using install-tl-windows.exe. I did everything as I already did before: installed TeXLive with the small-scheme and then installed ...
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Using the TeX Live fonts in xelatex

If one have installed the Vanialla TeX Live 2015 (i.e. by hand not via packages) on Ubuntu. An MWE like this does not compile with xelatex \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} ...