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How do I install context modules in the ubuntu distribution of ConTeXt

Tonight, right before I started trying to compile my dissertation, ConTeXt ate itself. I have determined that the maintained version of ConTeXt in the ubuntu distribution is of appropriate vintage to ...
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Is there a similar manpage for LaTeX packages/template?

In Unix like systems, there are always manpages for the packages installed.When I'm using latex, I have to use some templates or packages. But I'm not familiar with the usage of some package.For ...
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CTAN package 'invoice' on texlive debian/ubuntu

I am trying to use the 'invoice' latex package, which is supposed to be in texlive-latex-extra, however I keep getting the error "invoice.sty not found" at my \usepackage{invoice} line. I installed ...
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Executing Tex Live by SSH command

I installed Tex Live by apt-get on Ubuntu, and I could access to latex commands both in Terminal and in web scripts; e.g. in PHP by shell_exec('pdflatex -version'); On a similar machine, I installed ...
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Installing full version of Tex Live

For installing Tex Live by apt-get in Ubuntu, we have two options: basic and full. I installed Tex Live from source. The installed folder is 3.1GB with 104,030 files. Obviously this full version ...
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Package algorithm2e on Ubuntu

I am having some trouble getting a LaTeX document to compile. I would like to use the package algorithm2e. I am working on a machine running Ubuntu. I tried using Texmaker and Gummi (LaTeX editors) ...
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Kile will not work on Ubuntu (utf8x.def)

I just installed Kile on Ubuntu and I can't get it to work. Even just starting with one of the templates I continue to get the error: [PDFLaTeX]finished with exit code 1 ...
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texlive does not find sty file

I am on Ubuntu 8.04 and just install TeX Live with : sudo apt-get install texlive-full. I tried to compile my .tex file with TexMaker. I get : xcolor.sty not found titlesec.sty not found How ...
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How to make the moderncv templates from CTAN work in Ubuntu 11.10

I am trying to use moderncv on Ubuntu 11.10. The class is in texlive-latex-extra but it seems to be an old version and it does not recognize some new commands. I would like to either upgrade the ...
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Successfully installed texlive-full but can't find it

Why is it that I can't find any icons or shortcuts of my LaTeX installation? I installed it using this: $ sudo apt-get install texlive-full. But when I look at my application, I can't locate ...
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Update Mac binaries on Ubuntu server with tlmgr (TeX Live 2011)

How can I update the Mac binaries of a TeX Live installation on a Ubuntu server? The setup is the following: I have a headless Ubuntu 11.10 server running on which I have installed TeX Live 2011. ...
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What is the difference between install texlive through iso image and through apt-get in Ubuntu?

I'd like install TeX Live, but I'd like know the best option: download the ISO image or install through apt-get command: apt-get texlivefull. I am using Xubuntu 11.10. Is there a significant ...
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How to install minted in Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install an individual package on a Linux system? I'm very new to Latex and have understood basic concepts. Now I would like to get syntax highlighting. minted ...
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Problem with listings-ext [closed]

I am using listings-ext on Ubuntu 11.10 (with LyX) and listings.cfg defines the style colored-code - which I also use in the LaTeX preamble: \usepackage[style=colored-code]{listings-ext} But ...
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Finding a Ubuntu package for a sty file [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install an individual package on a Linux system? I've had this problem for a while now on Ubuntu. Whenever I have a missing .sty file (right now, it's ...
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Tikz library `external` produces error if package `optional` is loaded?

I'm working on a large document which exceeded the memory capacity of TexLive 2011 so I tried to externalize the tikz images by using it's external library, as described in pgfmanual. I compiled ...
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How do I manually install a package to Texmaker - Ubuntu 10.10+ [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install an individual package on a Linux system? At university we have now been given a bunch of .sty files which fit the university's template. I got it to ...
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PGF doesn't work under Ubuntu 11.10

I updated my Ubuntu to the newest version 11.10 recently. Today when I use PGF again, i find many of my old examples cannot compile. It always give the error information as: ! Package PGF Math Error: ...
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TeXLive won't find files in $HOME/texmf

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10 and was trying to get my custom styles/fonts and the like to work. As on all distributions before, I store them in $HOME/texmf, with a tree structure according to the ...
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TeX Live with Kile in Ubuntu

I have found How to configure kile to run texlive 2011? and this is my problem. I have installed Ubuntu's TeXLive with sudo apt-get install texlive and TeXLive 2011 using the net installer from CTAN ...
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bodegraph on Ubuntu 10.04

I have been trying to get the tex package bodegraph working on my Ubuntu 10.04 machine. First off since Ubuntu ships with Texlive 2009 I had to uninstall the default version and manually install ...
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Using Hebrew in TexWorks

I'd like to write proofs in Hebrew with TeXWorks on Ubuntu 10.4. I'm completely new to LaTeX ... I have Hebrew support installed, but I'm not sure how to proceed regarding writing Hebrew mixed with ...
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Installing biber on Ubuntu 10.04

My tex file has backend=biber in the header. But, as I use tex-live 2009, biber is not installed by default. I downloaded the biber.tar.gz from the biber project page at sourceforg., When I extracted ...
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Setup SyncTeX with Emacs

I want to setup SyncTeX with Emacs, or, more specifically, with AUCTeX, and Evince in Ubuntu. How can I do that? I would like both forward search (from source to output) and inverse search (from ...
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Best way to install packages for TeXLive in Ubuntu?

I want to install a package (specifically xlop). I'm using TeXLive on Ubuntu, and I don't really know my way around LaTeX. Can apt-get install or something similar be used?
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How can I make texdoc find certain documentation?

(This is a question in relation to something brought up in chat, http://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/41?m=1918860#1918860.) I'm using TeX Live 2009 in Ubuntu 11.04 and neither texdoc pgf nor ...
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Can I download CTAN packages from the command-line? (Ubuntu)

I'm reading this, where one of the respondents says to "get a package from CTAN". There are no installation instructions in the package mentioned. I've installed texlive-full and use the long-term ...
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Versions of TeXLive under Ubuntu

Since installing Ubuntu, I noticed that it has an old version of TeXLive, namely, TeXLive 2009. To get the latest version, I downloaded and installed TeXLive 2011 from CTAN. As this installs itself ...
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Verse Error in Ubuntu

I am getting below error in Ubuntu 10.04, texlive 2010 I do not get any such errors and get pdf output in my 2011 macbook running texlive 2010. ! Undefined control sequence. l.44 ...
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Ubuntu Tex Live installation error

Due to the old version of Tex Live available in Ubuntu 11.04, I tried to install Tex-Live 2011 using the instructions given on the TUG website. However, when I run the install-tl script I get the ...
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Getting TexLive installation to work

In the launchpad website it is mentioned that the version in the repositories is hopelessly outdated (by two years, even in the oncoming october release). I was trying to install TeXLive 2011 (in ...
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Non-repository management of TeXLive packages on Ubuntu

How do I install a package which is supplied by a publisher (like Springer or Elsevier)? In MikTex (windows), I have to copy it into specified folder and than run some file which install the package. ...
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Use Revtex 4.1 in Lyx or simply on linux

I am new to latex under Linux and I recently installed LyX on an Ubuntu derivative and as we all know a lot of the provided templates don't work, one particular one that I am really interested in ...
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Undefined control sequence in algorithm package

I am using Ubuntu 11.04 with TeXmaker and TeX Live. There is a \newenvironment definition in my LaTeX file: \newenvironment{algo}[1]{% \begin{algorithm}[#1] \SetTitleSty{textsc}{normalsize} ...
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Is there an debian/ubuntu package containing mdframed.sty?

I found several answers on this site recommending the mdframed package. However, I can't find a ubuntu texlive package that includes this. Do I have to install this manually or am I overlooking ...
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How to set up forward search: from .tex under Emacs to position .pdf under Okular

I edit .tex file under Emacs and view them with Okular. I have already set up the backward search: from .pdf to .tex by pressing Shift+Left click on the .pdf file. The related part of .emacs file is ...
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Emacs Quick View (C-c C-v) fails after upgrading to Ubuntu 11.04

I upgraded to Ubuntu Linux 11.04 yesterday, and I realize that Quick View (C-c C-v) in Emacs, which opened pdf with okular, does not work anymore. C-c C-v does nothing now; I also try to launch it via ...
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chktex not reading lines correctly

I'm trying to use chktex in Ubuntu but it seems to not be reading lines correctly. When I run it on a file that has this line (and any other line like it): \include{glossary} it send an error ...
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xelatex: I can't write on file `test.pdf'.

Every so often I'll be working and all of a sudden xelatex won't work, saying "I can't write on file `test.pdf'". But why not? Is it something I did? Did I insult xelatex? Now it won't even compile my ...
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CJK-friendly Ubuntu editor or IDE for XeLaTeX

I've seen this discussion about the best IDEs for LaTeX on Ubuntu: XEmacs/AucTeX is recommended by my colleagues off of this site. However, I'm interested in the specific case of mixed CJK/Roman ...
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xkeyval error when I try to use fontspec and OpenType fonts in XeLaTeX

I can't seem to get XeLaTeX to load OpenType fonts using \fontspec. Section 4.2 of the fontspec documentation says that I need to load OpenType fonts by filename rather than font name, but when I ...
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Install font easily - product integral?

Is there a way to install fonts easily from a tar.gz file? I'm looking to install http://www.math.leidenuniv.nl/~gill/prodint.tgz. The README states: Copy "prodint.tfm" and "prodint.pfb" ...
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Non-repository management of TeXLive packages on Ubuntu

I am looking to update my version of beamer to 3.10 (which supports nonstandard slide aspect ratios), however the Ubuntu main repository only has version 3.07. I was not able to locate tlmgr. Is there ...
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memoir `\sideparfont undefined` on my Ubuntu machine but not on my Mac

When I run a tex file containing \renewcommand*{\sideparfont}{\small\itshape} on my MacBook it works perfectly but when I am running it on my Ubuntu 10.10 machine I get: !LaTeX Error: \sideparfont ...
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Error: class or style file required by it is not available

I'm new to Latex. I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit with Lyx 1.6.7. I had created a modified APA template for school. It works on my Windows XP and Mac OSX systems. But in the Ubuntu system I get an ...
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Installing TeX Live from tug.org

I was trying to install TeX Live (on Ubuntu10.04) following the instructions contended in http://tug.org/texlive/quickinstall.html (c.f. thread Typesetting a document using Arabic script). I've ...
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codecogs like software/ IDE/ LaTeX environment ?

I have been using the website, codecogs for mathematical equations - and it is wonderful for a noob like me. However, I wish to avail of such support when I am offline, is there similar facility for ...
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How to install new packages on Texmaker on Ubuntu?

How do I install new packages on Texmaker? I use Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.
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On Ubuntu 10.10 with texlive-full installed, xelatex is rotating my figures 90 degrees counterclockwise

I am using the latest ubuntu with the texlive-full package. When I do a simple \includegraphics like this: \begin{figure}[h] \centering \rotatebox{-90}{\includegraphics[width=8cm]{problem1}} ...
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I cannot use Sweave to process a file created in TeXmaker (or Gedit) under Ubuntu 10.10

I am attempting to use Sweave with R2.11.1 and Texmaker on Ubuntu 10.10. I have done this previously on Windows XP, where one saves the tex file as .Rnw and then processes it with Sweave. I have all ...