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Lost my ability to add .tex and .sty files when upgrading to texlive 2016 on ubuntu [duplicate]

Using the instructions from How to install vanilla texlive on debian or ubuntu I upgraded from texlive 2014 to texlive 2016 on my second laptop. I did this because I am using some more recent packages ...
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What's a clean way of installing a newer version of latex on Ubuntu via packages?

Newer than the repo version that is (2015).
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How do I make my ubuntu texlive environment available to the wine emulator?

I wanted to give WinEdt a try, using the wine windows emulator on Ubuntu 14.04. I have texlive 2015 installed and working with no issues. The program installed fine, and seems to work well using the ...
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How to use TeX in the Atom editor?

I would like to try Atom. On Ubuntu 16.04, I have TeX Live fully installed. I also have Atom. But I have no idea how to compile files I created. So far Atom seems not to recognise TeX syntax at all. ...
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on linux: lyx looses changes in preferences after restarting (screen font, color etc)

I am on linux/ ubuntu 14.04 and my user directory can be found in /.lyx. I was able to paste a color theme into /.lyx/preferences but when I try to make changes to the preferences within lyx, the ...
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Bibliography does not work with beamer. Ubuntu 14.04

I've been trying to use bibliography in a beamer document. I have tried in many ways and does not work at all. Here is an example of the document \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage[backend=...
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Texstudio installation error in Ubuntu 14.04

I tried installing texstudio 2.11.0, QT 5 on my ubuntu 14.04 and it gave me the following error: dpkg: error processing package texstudio (--install): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured ...
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Configuring Texmaker for Tex Live

On my Ubuntu machine, I have just downloaded Texmaker and Tex Live. I now want to compile a Latex file which uses the tcolorbox package. From what I have read, this package should come with Tex Live (...
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Installing TexMaker with all packages

I have installed TexMaker on Ubuntu (via Software Center), only to find that some of the packages, is to run sudo apt-get install texlive-full, which apparently comes with all the packages. However, I ...
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Error : could not start the command : pdflatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode

I have Ubuntu 14.04 , and a Texmaker. Trying to to compile: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \begin{document} s \end{document} if i compile this file, the following error appears: Error : could ...
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pdflatex/lualatex called from shutdown script can not find installed packages

At work I have set up a little backup script on my Ubuntu 14.04.1 machine. The script backs up my machine to an external hard drive. After this is done it copies a LaTeX project to my Dropbox and ...
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Can't run texlive 2015 on ubuntu 14.04

I downloaded texlive 2015 from the Tex Users Group web and successfully installed. After installation I added these lines in my .bashrc: PATH=/usr/local/texlive/2015/bin/x68_64-linux:$PATH; export ...
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Add babel to plain tex [Texlive - Ubuntu 16.04]

To add babel to plain tex in my previous Ubuntu installation I used to do the following: edit the file /etc/texmf/fmt.d/10texlive-base.cnf change the line tex tex - tex.ini into tex tex language.dat ...
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.bbl file not created by BibLaTeX; no preexisting BibTeX conflict [closed]

I run the following code: % !BIB TS-program = biber \documentclass{article} \usepackage[backend=biber,style=ieee-alphabetic]{biblatex} \addbibresource{bibshort.bib} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \...
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Set environmental variable to the right texlive version [closed]

I followed this instructions to install a vanilla version of texlive. Everything worked out fine except the part where I have finalize the installation. I used grep -n texbin /etc/environment || sudo ...
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Add a summary to the pdf writer

In some of the books that I have read, in any pdf viewer, there is some kind of tab where i can see the summary of the document, and I can jump to any part (chapter/section) of the document by just ...
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latex/biblatex: “Missing \endcsname inserted” [closed]

all posts on this problem are talking about babel issues. Not my case. Can u tell why i get the error? Thanks in advance! \documentclass{article} \usepackage[bibstyle=publist]{biblatex} \...
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How to use \watt in lyx

I am trying to use \watt in LyX, but I find that although it is a very simple case, I have spent 1 week to solve it but in vein. First, I found out that if I want to use watt then I must use the ...
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Running TexWorks on Ubuntu

I'm very confused about how I should be using TexWorks on Ubuntu, and what the difference is between TexWorks, TexLive, and MikTex. So, I installed the TexLive package with sudo apt-get install ...
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sublime text latex autocompletion for all available packages

I installed the plugin latex-cw on sublime text 3, and this plugin is cool, because it shows me completion for a lot of latex commands. The problem is, if I install or use a new package, latex-cw won'...
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Code that compiled in ubuntu but not working in win 7

I was typing my thesis in ubuntu in gedit and compiling in the terminal and it worked fine but now due to some reasons I installed windows 7 in my PC but the same code is not working in texmaker. When ...
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Texmaker error “File not found” when using a “build” subdirectory for output files

I am using Texmaker in Ubuntu and have a file that worked when compiling using Quickbuild: LaTeX + Bib(la)tex + LaTeX (x2) + dvips + ps2pdf + View PDF. In order to tidy up my directory I picked the ...
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Wrong hyphenation of simple German words using babel with option [ngerman]

I recently had to switch from OS X to Ubuntu and am having trouble with babel's German hyphenation since. I am running texlive 2015 on Ubuntu 15.10. I installed both TeX and the German language ...
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Texmaker 4.4.1 xelatex invokes pdflatex

I encountered an error while trying to compile a xelatex document from texmaker. This is information about my system Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 Texmaker 4.4.1 (installed form synaptic) texlive-2015 full ...
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exported PDFs are different in windows and ubuntu [closed]

I am using Texmaker with PDFLaTeX build option in both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. The .tex uses my institute's template which is said "using scrreprt class of KOMA-Script". The problem is: I can ...
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How to install language packages and .sty for lyx in ubuntu

I'm working in ubuntu 15.10 some files which I made in windows and lyx doesn't compile them. The error results are: Package babel Error. You haven't specified a language option Undefined control ...
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AuCTeX doens't compile inline equations

I installed on my Ubuntu emacs and AuCTeX (by sudo apt-get install emacs; apt-get install auctex) and when I want to get the preview I get it only for display-style. Here is a screen shot of MWE, Is ...
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epstopdf not working even with pdflatex -shell-escape command

following on from suggestions in this thread: epspdfconversion isn't working I have tried to convert an eps image to pdf using the suggestions below: In the configuring for pdflatex: pdflatex -...
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Download and installation of LaTex for Linux Ubuntu [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu and I want to download and install LaTeX, what should I choose and where can I find it? Thanks.
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mhchem wants expl3

I am on Ubuntu using TexLive and I cannot compile this .tex file: \documentclass[ letter, 12pt %% set default font size to 12 point ]{scrartcl} %% article, see KOMA documentation (scrguide....
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How to update a package?

I am loading in my file .tex \usepackage{pgfplots} \usepgfplotslibrary{fillbetween} but I get this error: This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.5-1.40.14 (TeX Live 2013/Debian) restricted \write18 ...
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Following .Rnw works fine in RStudio but throws error in LyX

This .Rnw compiles fine in RStudio Version 0.99.862 \documentclass{book} \usepackage{Rd} % Rstudio will be able to find this .sty file \begin{document} <<label=Test, echo=FALSE, results='...
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No color profile found for RGB screen colors [closed]

I am using Texmaker and when building tex file I get the following error: No color profile found for RGB screen colors The files is compiled correctly, it seems that the Texmaker has issue with ...
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How to install texlive on ubuntu and how can I locate texlive after installation? [duplicate]

Months ago, I successfully installed TeXLive on ubuntu 12.04. Weeks ago, I updated my system from 12.04 to 14.04 but my TeXLive stopped work. So, I tried to uninstall my TeXLive and install it again. ...
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Linux Libertine does not show Cyrillic small caps (XeLaTeX)

I'm trying to output any non-latin (in this particular case Cyrillic) small caps with XeLaTex using the following source code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont[ ...
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Latex in Ubuntu - alternative to Adobe Acrobat [closed]

I am using Ubuntu and write in latex. I have to create a pdf-file with a password protection. The resulting file must be compatible to adobe acrobat/windows. That means that the person I give the file ...
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How to install cyrtimes.sty for Texmaker with installed texlive-full at Linux Mint (Ubuntu)

I had some troubles with TeX packages installation for my minimal configuration, so I decided to install texlive-full. After that I can't build my document anymore because of missed very basic package ...
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Lyx does not compile to PDF [closed]

when i try to export to pdf i get the following error: LaTeX Error: File `luaotfload.sty' not found. so it seems i'm missing some Latex files. i tried the following solutions: 1)Document->...
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Undefined control sequence \gll in covington.sty After Ubuntu Upgrade

After upgrading to Ubuntu 15.10, I'm now getting the following error when compiling my document with pdflatex: ! Undefined control sequence. \@selfnt ...malsize \@normalsize \else \@currsize ...
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TexStudio QT4-Ubuntu, why there vertical line dividing my editor into two halves?

I am currently using TeXstudio 2.10.4 Qt4 under Ubuntu 15.10. My problem is there is a vertical line divides my editor into two halves as in the screen-shot below, any idea how to remove it? Thanks,
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how to update texlive ubuntu14.04 to 2015 [duplicate]

I have texlive 2013 in ubuntu 14.04 I want promoted to texlive 2015 ?
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Use Ubuntu System fonts

I found several answers regarding windows, but nothing on Linux. I'm using Ubuntu and for right now, I simply want to use the fonts already installed on my computer for my PDF getting generated from a ...
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write TeX log files in Ubuntu with certain permissions [closed]

Is it possible to give the files. including log files, written during pdfLaTeX compilation certain permissions in Ubuntu (e.g. -rwxrwxr-x) in advance?
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Can we give file address path instead of file name in latex for .bib file in ubuntu

Can I make one .bib file and keep it in one location and add the file path to this location in all my papers for references. \bibliography{/home/dell/Desktop/authors} Is it allowed instead of \...
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rubber not compiling

I have a make file which uses rubber to compile LaTeX files. I recently upgraded Ubuntu to 15.10, and after upgrading, I receive the following error when trying to run rubber on a document. My ...
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User defined Quick Build command (sage) does not work in Texmaker

I use LaTex a lot in Ubuntu 14.04. Recently I came to know about the sagetex package and installed sage-6.8-x86_64-Linux . Suppose the tex file is example.tex , then one has to run the following ...
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Installing latex standalone in ubuntu for humans

Ubuntu is the most popular Linux flavour around, Latex is the gold standard for scientific writing and printing a standalone figure, table, whatever should be a nobrainer. And yet, installing the ...
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Working on same project from different machines

Is it possible to work on a project from different machines? I usually work on my thesis at home, but I'm considering to go to a library to work from there with their computers. At home I use ...
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Spiritus asper works on Debian, not on Ubuntu

I'm trying to typeset the following: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage[LGR]{fontenc} \newcommand{\textgreek}[1]{\begingroup\fontencoding{LGR}\selectfont#1\endgroup} \begin{document} \textgreek{...
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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' ...