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How to remove everything related to TeX Live for fresh install on Ubuntu?

How can I remove everything that is related to TeX Live from my Ubuntu 12.04? I first used the backport packages from ppa:texlive-backports/ppa and later the manual install via install-tl-unx.tar.gz. ...
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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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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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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 install additional LaTeX packages in Debian/Ubuntu

I just installed texlive-latex-base package from official Ubuntu repo, now I have to add some modules (ucs and utf8x) for compiling .pdf files with Cyrillic encoding, so, how to install it? I found ...
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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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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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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In the launchpad website it is mentioned that the version in the repositories is hopelessly outdated (by two years, even in the oncoming october release).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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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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Problem with small caps in XeLaTeX

I'm not able to make small caps work with any font in XeLaTeX. Here is output illustrating the issue for Charis SIL, Garuda, and Times New Roman, respectively. Pasted below are a MWE and version and ...
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Help using MathTime Pro 2 fonts in Ubuntu Linux with tex-live

I installed the MTPro2 fonts in Ubuntu 12.04 by extracting the MTPro2 ZIP file into a directory called "mathtime" and then doing the following: sudo mv mathtime/* /usr/local/share/texmf/ cd ...
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media9 installation in Ubuntu 12.04

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Kile for LaTeX document editing. I would like to use the media9 package to embed videos and 3D objects (via .u3d files) in a PDF document. I'm totally new in the LaTeX ...
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Clear Install for Latex Cannot fully uninstall TexMaker

I am having difficulties installing the new version of Texmaker after I have uninstalled the previous one. When I use the command prompt the output I get is as follows: ongun@Vesnog:~/Desktop$ sudo ...
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Installing missing fonts in Texlive on Ubuntu

I switched from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 14.04. The following code was producing this output. \documentclass[oneside,english,a4paper, 12pt]{book} \usepackage{a4wide, fullpage, color, fancyhdr, lastpage, ...
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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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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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Installing TeXlive on Ubuntu, revisited

The Debian/Ubuntu packages for TeXlive are usually outdated, sometimes up to several years behind CTAN. Now, I understand that packaging TeX Live takes a lot of work and, if you want to follow ...
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Font OT1/ptm/m/n/9=ptmr7t at 9.0pt not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not found [closed]

My .tex file failed the LaTeX compile with one of this problem, my OS is Ubuntu 12.04, and it seems to have the same problem in Fedora 16. Can someone help me with this?
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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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Fresh install texlive 2012 @ Ubuntu 12.04: tlmgr nowhere to be found

I know this subject has come up quite a few times so far (with different distro's of texlive). See for instance: Missing tlmgr texlive 2012 tlmgr: TeX Live 2011 is frozen forever Texlive installation ...
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TeX Live error on Ubuntu 10.04: pdflatex.fmt doesn't match pdftex.pool

I recently installed Ubuntu 10.04 over-top of Ubuntu 9.04, preserving my /home partition, but aside from that partition, it was a fresh install. I installed the texlive package (2009-7) from Ubuntu's ...
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How can I call TexLive in Ubuntu?

Following the instructions in this page https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LaTeX , I installed TexLive, which needs some 1GB of space (I installed the texlive-full package). Yet, after installation, I ...
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XeTeX not working on Ubuntu 10.04?

When trying to compile a LaTeX document in Ubuntu 10.04 with xelatex I get the following error message: This is XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.2-0.9995.2 (TeX Live 2009/Debian) restricted \write18 ...
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TeX Live 2011 vs Ubuntu TeX Live

Is it worth the effort to manually install TeX Live 2011 on Ubuntu? Has so much changed since 2009? I am a new Ubuntu user coming from windows and have very limited knowledge of Linux environment. I ...
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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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How to use arara with TeXworks

I'm trying to use arara with TeXworks in Ubuntu 12.10 (TeX Live 2012). I've been searching all over the web but couldn't get it working. First: I'm not sure how to correctly implement arara: Should ...
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Problems with TexLive 2012 on Ubuntu after network installation

I totally purged TexLive from my system, and then I installed the latest version of TexLive from the internet installer as described here instead of via the Ubuntu package manager. Next, I installed ...
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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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How to get mdframed package working correctly?

On a fresh Ubuntu 12.04 64 bits system, I wanted to add the mdframed package to my texlive distribution. After searching in Ubuntu standard repositories without success, I went to the CTAN website to ...
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What are the benefits of vanilla texlive over texlive provided by Ubuntu repository?

This question presumes that vanilla texlive is superior and thus deserves to be installed despite the troubles over Ubuntu apt-get. What exactly are these benefits? I'm considering going back to ...
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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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A complete Biblatex example - from start to end

I've just joined this site and recently started using LaTeX so please excuse me if I come across as a little naive of anything. I installed TexMaker in Windows 7 and tried to follow this example: ...
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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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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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Texmaker vs TeXstudio (comparison) [closed]

I would like to use either Texmaker or TeXstudio in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I want to use the latest version available via some PPA (not something installed "by hand" or even compiled!). I would like to use ...
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I can't get minted package to work under Ubuntu (pygments error)

I'm currently using ubuntu13.10, TeXlive and Texmaker editor, and I found out that minted package is the best way to get source code highlighting on LaTeX. So I installed python-pygments via terminal ...
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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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Kile and texlive 2012

Since I was not happy about the choice of texlive 2009 from Ubuntu repositories, I installed texlive 2012 manually from the website. Secondly, I like Kile to write, but when I try to install it, it ...
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How to install a language package in Texmaker on Ubuntu 12.04?

I'm having problems with the babel language package with TeXmaker could someone propose a fix I've typed in \usepackage[french]{babel} and I get the following error: Package babel Warning: No ...
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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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Latex can't find .sty files altough packages are installed — TexLive, Ubuntu 12.04

I just installed TexLive on a i386 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS machine. Now when I try to compile a TeX file I get following error message: ! LaTeX Error: File `caption.sty' not found. kpsewhich caption.sty ...
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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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texdoc can't find gnome-open (ubuntu 12.04, texlive 2009)

I have a full texlive ubuntu (2009) installation and typing something like texdoc caption returns the following error message: sh: 1: gnome-open: not found if I type texdoc -f, I get the message: ...
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TeX Live, Ubuntu - Update expl3 to l3kernel problem

I'm a noob with LaTeX. Trying to get my import package to work, I came across a dependency on the ExplFileVersion macro. Googling this issue, I realized I need to update my l3kernel package. The ...
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How to install the latest version of microtype (v. 2.5) in Linux (Ubuntu)?

How to install the latest version of microtype (v. 2.5) in Linux (Ubuntu) ? (also, is v. 2.5 still in beta?) Edit I'm using this ppa https://launchpad.net/~texlive-backports/+archive/ppa/ which ...
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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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Amsmath has problems with $e^{\sum{x}}$

Running the code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} Test: $e^{\sum{x}}$ \end{document} Dies, yet it runs just fine with the \usepackage{amsmath} commented out. The logs ...
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Where does the documentclass command look for class files?

The first line of my latex file is: \documentclass[english,draft]{ectaart} latex fails with the following error: LaTeX Error: File `ectaart.cls' not found. I copied that file to (on my Ubuntu ...
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Command \AtBeginEnvironment already defined

I am pretty new to LaTeX. With windows, Miktex/Texmaker pretty-much takes care of package installation whenever needed, but on Ubuntu I have been downloading needed packages from CTAN and installing ...
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TeXLive 2013 (on Linux/Ubuntu) - tcfmgr & fmtutil not found

When I try to update packages via tlmgr (or run fmtutil-sys --all directly), TeXLIve reports: /usr/local/texlive/2013/bin/i386-linux/fmtutil: 395: /usr/local/texlive/2013/bin/i386-linux/fmtutil: ...