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

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TeXLive and MikTeX behave differently in handling BOM

It is a followup of my answer that has been converted to comment (click) posted several decades ago. Shortly speaking, MikTeX does not remove leading BOM but TeXLive does as shown in the following ...
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Y&Y TeX versus TeX Live/MikTeX

I noticed that the formerly commercial Y&Y TeX is available under http://tug.org/yandy/. My question is: compared with a modern MikTeX or TeX Live is there any feature in Y&Y TeX that could be ...
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TexLive: Why compiling in linux is much faster than windows?

I use TexLive in both linux and windows. However, the project compiles very fast (below 1 sec.) in linux while it takes between 10 to 20 seconds on windows (in the same machine). This has happened ...
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Can I make install-tl write an installation profile without actually installing?

The question is in the title, really. I want to prepare several installation profiles for use on Travis (skipping compiled documentation, fonts, etc.), but I can't figure a way to do this without ...
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How to keep tex and installed packages up to date on a Mac with no hassles?

I have MacTeX 2013 basic installed, and I use TexLive to get packages I need for my writing. Recently TexLive told me that the repository is now only for a newer version than what I have installed. I ...
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TL update affects fixme handling of options?

A few hours ago, the following code worked fine (albeit in a larger document): \documentclass{article} \RequirePackage{xkvltxp} ...
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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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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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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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Installed style package not found, even if they are in the right place

My environment: Emacs 24.3.1 with AucTex (11.88) on a Xubuntu 14.04. I needed a way to draw Nassi-Shneidermann-Diagrams (Struktogramme) direct into my texfile. So i loaded all packages from here: ...
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Having a problem with TexLive Manager - tlmgr version conflict 2013

My OS is Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. I am trying to install latex on my computer and decided to use Texlive. The install seems to have worked properly but when I try to use tlmgr, I get the error: ...
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How to get started using mtpro2 lite on TeXLive?

I want to use mtpro2 but I have no idea how to get it working on TeXLive. I thought it was difficult to understand what do in order to install it. Until I became convinced that perhaps it is already ...
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Defrosting: How to manually install TeX packages

I have a BasicTex installation (downloaded here and based on the MacTeX2013 distribution) running on OSX. I need to add some additional packages that are not included in the installation (actually no ...
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Project-local package management

As a follow up to the question ‘What does the output of TeX/LaTeX depend on (in the sense of version and distribution)’, I wonder if there are any tools (or at least plans to ship such a tool) which ...
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Manual TexLive install---Texworks collection doesn't show up. Should I just use Ubuntu/Debian Texworks package?

I just installed LaTeX on my system, which is a Linux Mint 16 (Cinnamon) 32-bit installation on a 64-bit Lenovo e420. I originally had used apt-get to install the base Ubuntu package along with ...
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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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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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pageslts error: very old endfloat in texlive 2013

The package pageslts complains about "very old endfloat package detected", but the recent endfloat version 2.5d is loaded. A minimum working example showing this error is: \documentclass{article} ...
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How to debug error message from luaotfload-database.lua

I am beginning to think it was a really bad idea to update to TeXLive 2013. Since this update almost none of my old documents compile any longer. Does anyone have any idea what LuaLaTeX is trying to ...
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Texportal on Android

I read your comment on the TeXPortal-site (How to install TeX on android phones?). I would also like to have TeX on my Android tablet, and thus would like to know what exactly you did that it worked. ...
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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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class and style files traversing up the directory tree?

texlive, osx/linux. I believe it is impossible to place one's personal latex style and class files in a superior directory in the hierarchy, because of the way that the kpse library works (fixed ...
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How to properly include fonts for mathgifg package

I installed the mathgifg package according to this guide: How to install mathgifg package as well as the mathgifg documentation. For typesetting I am using the MacTex 2013 distribution and pdftex. ...
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xetex cannot use font name instead of font file name even after “texlive-enable-fontconfig”

This article says xetex can only find fonts installed by texlive with its filename instead of font name, because xetex can only find fonts by font name in the system's font system. And here says with ...
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Meaning of “pdftex supports JPEG EXIF”

According to this https://www.tug.org/texlive/pretest.html of TeXLive 2015: pdftex (full pdfTeX news) Support JPEG Exif as well as JFIF; do not even emit a warning if \pdfinclusionerrorlevel ...
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TeX Live Utility Update Failed

I am trying to update my TeX Live Utility so I can update my distribution, but when I attempt to update, it fails for some reason. I am using a Mac. Here is what the log says about the problem: ...
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htlatex adding _ after - in URLs

I'm using htlatex on Fedora 21, texlive-tex4ht-svn33024.0-1.1 I noticed that whenever a URL has a hyphen within it, in the HTML output it's formatted with an underscore symbol following -. For ...
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Installing TexLive on tmpfs/RAM

I've head that installing TexLive on a ramdisk (i.e. tmpfs for Linux) could make it run faster, especially for LuaTeX. I want to try it and see as I have 16GB of memory, just in case, and I'll report ...
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Javascript in preamble

For TeX Live 2012 there is the package insDLJS that allows you to write a documentwide complex javascriptcode in the header of the document, like (Pseudocode): \documentclass{standalone} ...
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Update PGF2.10 to 3.0 with tlmgr

I want to update tikz pgf package from 2.10 version to 3. I tried hard but couldn't make tlmgr to update it. There seems some proxy issue with tlmgr. I tried the solution provided here ...
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Cannot find ecrm1095.mf

The TeXLive 2014 was installed as I usually install them: Selected ADVANCED, then selected the collections Essential programs and files Generic recommended LaTeX recommended Windows only Graphics ...
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Where is texless?

Yesterday I installed TeXlive 2014. I was using 2011 version. Well, texless does not work. Terminal shows texless: command not found. How to install texless? Or is there a new way to quickly view ...
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ftp tug org tarballs and snapshots

1. On tug.org FTP (ftp://tug.org/texlive/historic/2014/) there are four tar.xz: *-bin.tar.xz (precompilled bins for many platforms) *-sources.tar.xz (sources for making bins) ...
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Installing TexLive with custom-maked binaries

I'm going to install TexLive2014 with my own-compiled binaries (with shared libs). 0. I have read this: https://www.tug.org/texlive/doc/tlbuild.html https://www.tug.org/texlive/build.html ...
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fontspec related font setting compiles on Linux, but not on Windows

I have this portion of code: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{amsmath, fontspec} \usepackage[math-style=TeX, bold-style=TeX]{unicode-math} \setmathfont[StylisticSet=0]{xits-math.otf} ...
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TeX and Ubuntu coming from OS-X

I'm new to Ubuntu (using 12.04) coming from OS-X 10.8 and .9. I've been using LaTeX on OS-X using the TeXWorks editor. When I tried to install TeXLive on Ubuntu 12.4 it seems to have installed okay ...
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Using symlinks to point to a .bib file in a different directory with bibtex and texmaker

This has been driving me crazy all day. Tried everything before asking a new question, I apologize in advance if I missed something. What I'm trying to do is to have a centralized .bib file that I ...
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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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Offline package update for TeX Live

How can I update a specific package of TeX Live (2013) on an offline computer? The packages I am going to try to update are glossaries and babel.
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Windows Pandoc TexLive

I installed the latest texlive and pandoc on windows 8. I am able to compile tex to pdfs by manually invoking pdflatex. When I try to go from markdown to pdf via pandoc I get an error about not ...
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Create own central templates

I worked with LaTeX for a short while and now I'd like to create my own templates for e.g. handouts. Here is a example for the beginning of my handout template: ...
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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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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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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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Is TeX Live 2012 Compatible with LaTeX2HTML 1.71 for LaTeX Codes Like \frac{1}{2} of Fractions?

For the following line of LaTeX code: y=\frac{1}{2}x^2 LaTeX2HTML 1.71 in my installations of portions of TeX Live 2012 and an openSUSE-12.3, Linux operating system produced the equivalent of ...
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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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“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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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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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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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 ...