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Create a local texmf tree in MiKTeX

In TeX Live there are TEXMFLOCAL for admin and TEXMFHOME for user pre-defined, but in MiKTeX there’s by default no local texmf tree installed, though it is useful, cf. Purpose of local texmf trees. ...
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Where does MacTeX store fonts in texmf?

Where does MacTeX store fonts in texmf? Specifically, I want to know where it stores XITS and whether or not I have to add it to the fonts list to use XITS with XeTeX.
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latex gives me the error: Ouch---my internal constants have been clobbered

As the title states, compiling with latex produces the error, right away: Ouch---my internal constants have been clobbered!---case 14 I have no idea what this means... I use TexLive 2012. I updated ...
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Change TEXMFHOME per-user

I would like to know if it's possible to change the default TEXMFHOME location. Partly because I dislike the idea of programs cluttering my home directory with non-hidden files or directories (such ...
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How does latex source multiple configuration files..?

I have got a very peculiar question I'd like to ask about my latex processor: In my school we are using the pdfTeXk backend. At some point there was a need to make a few configuration changes within ...
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Memory settings with MacTeX 2012 [closed]

Until now I had TeXLive 2011 installed and could successfully modify my memory settings using this solution with the TextWrangler approach to the question Memory settings with MacTeX - Which texmf.cnf ...
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Local font installation problems

Recently I tried to reinstall the MathTimePro II fonts in my local texmf directory. I already have Lucida fonts installed which works fine. So I carefully copied all the relevant files/folders to the ...
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Running several latex processes in parallel

I am working on an experiment running LaTeX on server to compile some documents on the fly. Assuming I want to have several workers waiting for documents to be compiled, are there any access issues in ...
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How can I keep a clean document folder with custom .cls, .sty, .bst files in a separate subfolder?

I am using a Makefile for generating a document from its tex source. The whole project consisting of own input files (.tex,.bib,.eps, ...) and non-pre-installed static input files (cls, sty, bst) is ...
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TeX Live 2011: tlmgr not using xz after system upgrade [closed]

I have moved my TeX Live installation directories from one computer to another when I bought a newer system. I simply did a tar cfj texlive.tbz /texlive/ (the root directory where I had put TeX Live) ...
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Is it safe to place part of texmf-local under git?

Are there any problems with placing parts (or all) of texmf-local under Git source control? Git places a hidden directory in the folders it manages. Are there issues caused by doing this; would doing ...
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Setting TEXMFHOME variable when using Miktex portable

Apparently Miktex sometimes doesn't properly set the TEXMFHOME variable, or rather leaves it empty, even though you manually add folders to the "root" list and refresh the file name database. So how ...
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How to install system wide packages without requiring an ls-R database (with texlive)?

Question How can I install packages for system-wide use, but without requiring the ls-R database to be updated? Background The texlive documentation indicates that user specific packages should be ...
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Trying to install mmd LaTeX support – how do I get to my texmf folder?

I'm trying to install multi markdown LaTeX support so I can use MathJax in my markdown, but I can't find the texmf folder on my mac. More specifically, when I run kpsewhich I get ~/Library/texmf, but ...
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How to make LaTeX see local texmf tree

I recently installed TeXLive 2011 on my Mac running Snow Leopard. I did not download MacTeX (for reasons we won't go into here). I'm running into a problem where pdflatex can't see my local texmf tree....
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What are TeXLive's four different texmf folders?

Could someone please explain to me what the purpose of the four different texmf folders are in Mac? E.g. there is: /usr/local/texlive/2011/texmf /usr/local/texlive/2011/texmf-config /usr/local/...
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Disable TEXMFHOME for testing?

I'd like to be able to temporarily ignore my "home" texmf tree (in MacTeX /Users/will/Library/texmf) for testing purposes; e.g., to test some code and ensure only TeX Live-installed packages are found....
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Increase TeX capacity, as non-root

I have a LaTeX document that uses many long pgf paths, and thus compiles only if one increases the TeX "capacity" by setting save_size=50000 in texmf.cnf. Unfortunately I cannot change the system-...
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How can I install a .cls file with MikTeX? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I manually install a package on MiKTeX (Windows) I am new to LaTeX, but need to write up a report pretty soon. Anyway, the instruction for authors state that I ...
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Memory settings with MacTeX - Which texmf.cnf to modify

I have some problems to understand how to manage memory for LaTeX. I use the MacTeX 2011 distribution with no modifications (cad only with TeXLive 2011). I have searched a lot on internet and on this ...
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Generate list of all installed (La)TeX files

I'm trying to write a script (Perl) for the general public which would need to have a list of all installed TeX files of a certain type, e.g. .sty and/or .cls files or only plainTeX files (.tex), ...
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Why is TeX ignoring texmf.cnf?

I got the following error: TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [main memory size=3000000] while compiling a TikZ path containing ~10,000 points. So i decided to increase this memory limit of TeX. I edited ...
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Missing style file (previously worked)

Before I start, this is probably closely related to Where do I place my own .sty files, to make them available to all my .tex files?, but I can't figure it out. Previously I have had a file compiling ...
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Managing TDS Trees for Multiple Manuals In GIT Source Controlled Environment

We use LaTeX for our all of our documentation, which includes multiple product lines with multiple manuals. These manuals are built right along with our installers using our automated build server. ...
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A more see-through Tex distribution for Mac?

I know everybody like Mactex (I like it too). I'm looking for a distribution that sets up a a simpler tex tree. Since Maxtex is designed to be able to have multiple distributions on one computer, tex ...
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Where is “texmf” on a Windows install?

On UNIX you have the texmf folder in your home directory where you store packages you've installed yourself, but where is that folder on a Windows install? Yeah, I know that if you use MiKTeX then ...
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Local texmf tree vs. `TEXINPUTS`

Integrating Local Additions provides a nice explanation of how to manipulate TEXINPUTS or register a local texmf tree. Q: When integrating local additions, is there a reason to prefer one approach ...
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Texmf tree with MikTeX + Vista32?

This post is a follow-up to my post Using subfiles package with .sty files. Answering that post, a couple people suggested I build a local texmf tree. I've hunted around and it seems that this is ...
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Where to put a custom macros file?

I have a bunch of common commands I put in document preambles. I don't always use them all, but it makes the preamble too long for my tastes. I want to put them all in an external file (preferably in ...
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LaTeX finds .cls file but not .sty file in ~/texmf directory

I'm writing a paper that depends on a file elsarticle.cls and also a file clrscode3e.sty (they're for two different things - not related). I have placed both files in my ~/texmf directory. When I ...
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How to delete a locally installed version of pgf?

I have a locally installed pgf in my local texmf tree. Now my tex distribution finally caught up and the version of pfg in the package manager is newer than my locally installed version. How can I ...
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How to add an extra searchable dir with personal style files to TeXLive, NOT under ~/Library/texmf?

Migrated from Win-MiKTeX (WMTX) to MacOSX-Aquamacs with TeXLive (MXATL), I have my personal .sty/.cls files somewhere under my homedir. So I go with ShreevatsaR's comments from Aug. 5 on this site ...
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Grepping through an entire texmf tree

I always forget the syntax of command-line tools for searching through multiple files. What's the easiest/fastest way to search through, say, all of the .sty files distributed in TeX Live for the ...
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Can MiKTeX texmf trees contain the equivalent of a “symbolic link”?

I have a few personal class and style files that I keep in a Git repository as they change often. On UNIX-based systems, I simply insert a symbolic link in my texmf tree that points to these files: ...
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Where to place custom beamer themes

I've created a custom theme for beamer that I plan to use for multiple presentations. So, while I currently have the .sty file (just one at this point, as I load an inner theme and color theme, then ...
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Where do I place my own .sty or .cls files, to make them available to all my .tex files?

I know how to define a package or a class, but how do I make it available (to myself) at all times? Say I have the package file commonstuff.sty (or myprettyclass.cls), that I want to be able to ...