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Texliveonfly is not relocatable so it isn't being installed by tlmgr

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to be able to use texliveonfly with Texmaker. However when I use sudo tlmgr install texliveonflyI get an error saying it's not relocatable and hence I cannot install ...
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Texmaker generated pdf file of multi-file latex not showing the position of cursor

I am compiling LaTeX files with Texmaker on Ubuntu 14.04 system. When I run pdflatex and then view the .pdf file (internal), it does not show me the exact place where I am editing on Texmaker i.e. ...
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Need help installing the ulsy package in ubuntu 14.04LTS [duplicate]

I'm trying to install ulsy in order to use its blitz symbols for proofs by contradiction. I downloaded the metafont source from CTAN: https://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/ulsy?lang=en I then ...
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What is the difference between compiling options in texmaker and wich one to choose [duplicate]

i began learning lateX 3 days ago to make my training report ... i'm using texmaker in UBUNTU 14.04 I was compiling my files using quick build option in compilation menu and i was wondering what do ...
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I want to start using LaTeX on Ubuntu. Where do I start?

There are many different kind of options that you can do in order to start using LaTeX on Ubuntu. I would prefer doing that through Eclipse, but if there is a better way of doing it, feel free to ...
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Package fontenc Error: Encoding file `eu2enc.def' not found

I got this error while running my tex file in XeLaTeX. For recovering this i install fonts by running following code : sudo apt-get install texlive-full sudo apt-get install ...
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Kile project setup bug

I tried to make a project setup in Kile, making the XeLaTeX command output directory ../output as an experiment. It 1) didn't work and 2) can't be changed back. Now whenever I try to run the command, ...
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Using minted package on Ubuntu: .w18 file not found error

I am trying to run the following code through XeLaTeX, using the -shell-escape option: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{minted} \begin{document} \end{document} The file is named guess.tex and ...
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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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How can I install the tikz-cd package on Ubuntu?

I have certain codes written in LaTeX with several diagrams in tikz-cd. I must compile these codes in other computer (with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS) and when I compile appear this error: tikz-cd.sty not ...
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How should I install the fullpage package under Ubuntu?

I am using Ubuntu Software Center. I found the package, click Install and it says that the package is installed. BUT when I tried to compile my .tex file it says LaTeX Error: File `fullpage.sty' ...
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“Log file not found” error for new files

I use Texmaker 4.1 under Ubuntu 14.04. Recently I have to reinstall all LaTeX distributions (LaTeX itself, TeXmaker, additional packages). There are no problems to compile a file that was previously ...
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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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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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Splitting pdf file pages from middle of each page into two pages [closed]

I wonder how to split a pdf file pages from middle of each page into two pages (See here for reference). In past I was using pdfscissor in Windows 7 and Gscan2pdf and ScanTailor in Ubuntu 14.04. Now ...
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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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Jaxodraw preview does not work, but .tex export does

I am running Jaxodraw 2.1-0 on Xubuntu 14.04, and my preview button doesn't work. I get the "axodraw4j.sty not found" error message, although that file is in the jaxodraw directory. Further, if I ...
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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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Problem in PS2PDF file size

I am using gnuplot to plot an input file. I pass this file to gnuplot from a bash script and the output is .ps. Then I convert it to pdf in my bash script, but the pdf cuts the rest of the plot off. I ...
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Lyx only properly works as root in ubuntu

I recently updated my ubuntu to 15.04, since then if i open lyx not as root i cannot save files or change documents settings. Only when i run it with root privileges i can change documents settings ...
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How to select and copy log and messages in Kile in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS [closed]

I am a beginner with Kile and I wonder how should I do to select the log message through the mouse cursor from the box "Log and Messages" Only appears a hand on the mouse pointer. Why can not ...
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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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How to install pifont on ubuntu

My main aim is write the x mark as written in this example: X mark to match checkmark The way to do this is to install the pifont package. I downloaded the package and read the README.txt file. I ...
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Trouble with declaration of mathx necessary for \widecheck

The following code in preamble gives me trouble on my desktop, but not on my laptop (I'm using on both of them Ubuntu 14.04). If I remove it, I find myself unable to use \widecheck throghout the ...
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Tooltips For Texstudio in Ubuntu empty

I'm using TEXstudio 2.6.2 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Does anyone else have the problem of the tooltips being empty when mousing over various things like toolbar buttons or references in the tex file. And ...
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Beamer themes cannot be found / Ubuntu / I've tried every folder one can imagine

I would like to use the theme for beamer called amsterdam (\usetheme{amsterdam}). I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Tex Live 2014. I've tried to place that beamerthemeAmsterdam.sty to everywhere, but it ...
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! LaTeX Error: File `filename.cls' not found

While building a fresh new document using Texmaker installed on Ubuntu OS, following error occured. ! LaTeX Error: File `p1.cls' not found. Type X to quit or <RETURN> to proceed, or enter new ...
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Stuck with NimbusSanL instead of Arial/Helvetica

For an article I need to use Times for the text body and Arial or Helvetica for section headings. I use Latex on Ubuntu. I've looked for ways of getting Arial/Helvetica to work, but I keep getting ...
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Draw the Ubuntu Logo with Tikz

Starting with Tikz, I'm trying to draw the ubuntu Logo. However, I'm stuck at the begining, since I don't know how to draw the three gap on the logo. My idea is to draw 3 rectangles and fill them in ...
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How to revert corroupted or unredable Latex file back to original form

While compiling my Latex file (.tex) on Ubuntu power shutdown and now file looks like unreadable text. How to revert it back to original form. While opening the file i am getting this error After ...
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\Fn ! Undefined control sequence

Under Ubuntu 15.04, I want to use algorithm2e to write pseudo code, when I copied an example from the documentation, TeXStudio displays error indicating that the command \Fn is undefined. I thought ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 *.sty and *.cls files are missing?

I just installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 on my laptop: sudo apt-get install texlive texlive-lang-german texlive-lang-english texlive-doc-en texlive-doc-de texlive-latex-extra latexmk Everything seemed to ...
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How to set up the inverse search for LaTeXTools in Sublime Text 3 on Ubuntu?

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04. TexLive (including latexmk) was installed successfully. The pdf reader is evince by default. Compiling tex files inside ST3 works perfectly. The forward search also works. But ...
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Getting TikZ to work on Elementary OS (Ubuntu)

I'm running Elementary OS (which is a fork of Ubuntu 12.04), and am having troubles getting a LaTeX installation to work. Code that worked on my old installation on Windows, doesn't appear to work ...
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Install MiKTeX on Ubuntu 15.04 [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 15.04. Where can I get the Miktex for this platform ?. I could not find in any Ubuntu software sources.
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How to use foreign language in pdflatex?

I use pdflatex for my thesis which is written mostly in English. For that purpose I use \usepackage[english]{babel} in the preamble. However, I must provide also Czech version of the abstract. Even ...
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(k)ubuntu, TeXLive manually installed, tlmgr not working

(Summary: tmlgr was not working in a typical manual (non-apt) install of TeXLive in Ubuntu.) In Kubuntu, I used install-tl-unx.tar.gz, and install-tl --gui=text to make a basic install. That is, I ...
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Install packages for self installed texlive?

I followed this post http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/95373/861 to install texlive on Ubuntu 14.04. The install took one hour and half. It seemed to install many things. Does this install the full ...
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Can't make Ubuntu think I've installed TeX Live

I followed this post http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/95373/861 to install texlive on Ubuntu 14.04, until when I try to make Ubuntu think I've installed TeX Live: $ sudo dpkg -i ...
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Install pdflatex by installing texlive on Ubuntu from texlive site? [duplicate]

I want to install pdflatex. It is in texlive-latex-base in my Ubuntu 14.04 repository. But I don't want to install texlive-latex-base, because Ubuntu repository usually has outdated software. So I ...
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How to set up LaTeX to write in Hebrew on Ubuntu [closed]

I went through multiple guides and explanations until I finally managed to compile documents with mixed English and Hebrew. However, because of the multitude of methods I saw, I am now unsure whether ...
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XeLaTeX renders broken text after upgrade to Ubuntu Vivid

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu Vivid, which broke the XeLaTeX rendering on my system. Only \textbf{} and \textit{} of specific fonts are affected. The character table seems to be off-by-one. I use ...
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TeX Live Manager Update setup on Linux

The lastest Ubuntu repository TeXLive is outdated. But it's already installed. According to its documentation it can updated via TeXLive Manager. If I run sudo /usr/bin/tlmgr --gui with ...
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Understanding font maps / Fonts in vanilla TeXLive installation on Ubuntu

I followed closely the instructions in this tutorial to install a fresh TeXLive on my Ubuntu system, including the fake package and the font cache instruction: sudo fc-cache -fsv Still, I am ...
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Problems with forward and backwards search in sublime (latextools)

Even though I've done everything as I should in the sublime settings, I cant get forward or backward search to function. I am using sublime2 on ubuntu, where I have both python2.7 and python3 is ...
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xetex fontspec error ubuntu

I'm using a custom style (not made by me) for a report and when I compile it using PdfLatex it works fine. However, when I want to use the house style fonts I have to compile it with XeLatex and I get ...