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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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Why shouldn't I use getnonfreefonts to install additional fonts? Why shouldn't I use updmap when installing or removing fonts?

This question and answer is a response to a request from Joseph Wright. Why shouldn't I use getnonfreefonts to install additional fonts? Why shouldn't I use updmap when installing or removing fonts? ...
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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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Windows, TeX Live and directory for personal packages

On Unix like system using TeX Live, the command kpsewhich --var-value=TEXMFLOCAL gives the path of the directory where to install homemade package. For example, on my Mac, I obtain the path ...
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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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How can I use the slanted variant of the libertine font?

In standard packages with the Texlive distribution on Debian 7 (Wheezy), I was able to produce slanted text with the Linux Libertine font by calling text as \textsl{slanted text here}. I have ...
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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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Issue installing Tex Live on Windows 10

I installed yesterday a clean version of Windows 10 after the update and the format. Today I was trying install Tex Live but there is an issue. The installer (exe) unzip the file but then simply shut ...
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How to install TexLive on dualboot with shared TEXDIR?

Note: this question is very similar to mine, but the answer states I would recommend you to install the full TeXLive manually (i.e. not using the Ubuntu packages) with both Linux and Windows ...
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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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I think I installed TexLive 2015 but version says 2013

tex --version returns 2013. How can I switch to 2015? I'm using Linux Ubuntu. In /usr/local/texlive I see 2 directories: "2015" and "texmf-local". Here's my output of tex --version: TeX ...
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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} ...
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Where does the package fontspec look for OpenType fonts, especially FontAwesome.otf?

I have a supposedly trivial question and I'm having a hard time finding an answer. How can I determine the directories where fontspec is looking for OTF files? I want to edit FontAwesome.otf with ...
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How to install a latex package in MacOS TeXLive?

I just downloaded cyrillic package into a temp directory and executed: sudo latex cyrlatex.ins It works, but it produces a few dozen files in the same directory. How to place them into my TeXLive ...
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Permissions problem with tlmgr

I just updated tlmgr and installed a few fonts (type1cm, palimas, etc.). However, when I attempt to use them, I get a "permission denied" error. Which makes sense when I look at the permissions of ...
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Rule of thumb for synchronizing/updating Tex distributions

Some companies will not update their tex distribution regularly. What is a practical length of time to allow to pass before failing to resynchronize Tex Live or Miktex could reasonably become a ...
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How to increase the font size of Xelatex IEEE Bibliography?

After I change my biblography to IEEE style (\usepackage[style=ieee,backend=biber]{biblatex} and \printbibliography[title=Bibliography]), the words in the biblography becomes smaller, so my advisor ...
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Thicker font in latex + dvipdf versus pdflatex (TeXLive 2015) [duplicate]

Reviving a four year old unanswered question: Why is there a different font thickness if compiling differently? This time providing the output pdf files: latex+dvipdf version pdflatex version Not ...
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How long will it take TeX Live to fit Windows 10?

Many of you probably knows that on 29th of July the new version of Windows will be available and I am inquiring, but given that I need LaTeX, I would like to know the point in the heading. Thank you. ...
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MinionPro % character not being properly rendered

After installing MinionPro following instructions from https://toihoctap.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/install-minionpro-font-for-texlive-2012-in-ubuntu-12-04-lts/ % signs aren't being properly rendered, ...
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GUI version of the TeX Live manager for TL2015 does not work

I updated to Tex Live 2015 on Ubuntu 14.04 and trying to use tlmgr --gui to update packages but it not working. Installed the perl-tk through sudo apt-get install perl-tk and then used tlmgr ...
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Tex Live 2015 Fundamental package texlive.infra not present

I updated to Tex Live 2015 on Ubuntu 14.04. When I try to update the packages using the following command tlmgr update --self --all I get the following error: tlmgr: package repository ...
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Installing WebOMintsGD font in Tex Live 2015 on Ubuntu 14.04

I wonder how to correctly install the WebOMintsGD font in Tex Live 2015 on Ubuntu 14.04. I tried the following code but without any success: wget ...
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Error installing “vanilla” TexLive on Ubuntu 14.04

I've read all answers on "How to install "vanilla" Tex Live on Debian or Ubuntu?" and used scottkosty's script to do so. I'm getting an error at the end of installation process: install-tl-ubuntu: ...
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TeX Live 2013 on Red Hat 6.4

As many of you know, Red Hat 6.4 comes with obsolete version of TeX Live from 2007. Unfortunately, TeX Live is dependency for many important packages we use in the Lab most notably R-3.0.2. Could ...
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Overfull \hbox with komascript and \newlength in texlive 2015

The following mwe \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage[demo]{graphicx} \newlength{\testlength} \setlength{\testlength}{.75\linewidth} \begin{document} \includegraphics[width=\testlength]{demo} ...
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After installing textgreek, lgrenc.def still not available

I installed MacTeX's texlive 2014basic to avoid having to download too much all at once. One of the papers I wanted to build uses the textgreek package. Though I can install that with tlmgr sudo ...
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Set DVI version output in xelatex?

After upgrade to TeXLive 2015 I can no longer convert xdv output of xelatex to svg with dvisvgm. MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{polyglossia} \begin{document} $x^2$ ...
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“TeX Live Manager” send an error with the message “Cannot determine release”

I have just installed TeX Live 2015 using "install-tl-WINDOWS.bat". When I click in "TeX Live Manager", I get an error with the message "Cannot determine release". But if I execute "tlmgr --gui" in ...
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Upgrading Tex Live from 2013 to 2015 on Ubuntu 14.04

I upgraded Tex Live from 2013 to 2015 on Ubuntu 14.04 using the guidelines given in this nice answer. But have some problems. After upgrading when I check the version of Tex Live using tex --version ...
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TeX Live Utility, don't know how to start it

I'm trying to learn how to install packages in LaTeX. I've downloaded the TeX Live Utility in order to have a GUI (I'm using a Mac) and I've installed it, but I don't know how to run the application ...
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pdflatex from texlive enters infinite loop

I'm working on a text that makes `pdflatex (from texlive) enter an infinite loop. After experimenting for a while I got a minimum working example, which I show below: \documentclass{article} ...
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How to use \graphicspath?

I am using MikTex 2.9 and TeXstudio for my TeX preparation. I want to give a path to my figures folder containing all the figures, plots etc. required for my work. I used \graphicspath to give the ...
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Can't Uninstall or start tex live manager after update

My question is similar to this one however I have tried installing strawberry perl and since the problem arose after an update not during an installation. I am running a windows 64bit machine with a ...
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Undefined control sequence \babeltags

I'm a beginner with LaTeX but I couldn't find anything on this problem: I have the following document: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} % Default font size and paper size \usepackage[german, ...