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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Getting “You have to run LaTeX again to get the references right ” over and over again

on Ubuntu 10.04 with Emacs 23.1.1 and TexLive, writing a book (scrbook) spread over different files, I have the following problem: Doing C-c C-c in Emacs (the usual cycle LaTeX BibTeX LaTeX LaTeX) I ...
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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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telling luaotfload where to look for fonts

The documentation of luaotfload states that on Linux fontconfig is used to find the font locations. However all fonts I install in /usr/share/local/fonts edit: /usr/local/share/fonts(as I don't want ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Determine full list of installed LaTeX packages in Ubuntu

Newbie here, just inherited a large (250+ page) doc written in LaTeX after the previous author left the company. Is there an easy way to determine all the LaTeX packages installed on my system? I'm ...
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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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LaTeX minimal installation in GNU/Linux distributions (e.g., in Ubuntu and using apt-get)

I am running LaTeX on a Linux VM. I am running a Xubuntu and have very little space to use. I managed to install some of the latex packages without documentation. Currently I am missing fullpage ...
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Installing TeXLive 2013 side by side on an existing TeXLive 2012

tlmgr stopped working complaining that it is version 2012 while the repository is 2013. Fine, I need to install TL 2013. So I try and do just that, by following the first link at ...
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How to improve texdoc results?

texdoc often fails for me, e.g. $ locate beameruserguide.pdf /usr/share/doc/latex-beamer/beameruserguide.pdf.gz $ texdoc -l beamer 1 ...
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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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Font problem - errors returned

I am using Ubuntu as OS. When I try to run a tex code, I receive this error from Textmaker : ! Font T1/ppl/m/n/12=pplr8t at 12.0pt not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not found ! Font ...
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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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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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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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XeLaTeX - terminal output too verbose

Is it possible to reduce the amount of information you get from running: xelatex texfile.tex The oh so long output: This is XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.4-0.9998 (TeX Live 2012/Debian) restricted ...
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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

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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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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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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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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How can I install citeref via tlmgr from TexLive 2012?

How can I install citeref via tlmgr from TexLive 2012 in Ubuntu 12.10? Why was citeref.sty dropped in Texlive 2012?
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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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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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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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TeXLive cannot be updated, older version not available and cannot install pretest version

I freshly installed Ubuntu 13.04 and proceeded to install TexLive 2012 which has been frozen for upcoming release of TeXLive 2013 and hence cannot be updated. I wanted to modify and compile a LaTeX ...
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Bibtex not running after upgrading Ubuntu from 13.04 to 13.10

I'm having problems with my latex installation on Ubuntu 13.10. Have been using it successfully for a while on Ubuntu 13.04, after I updated bibtex doesn't seem to work. The error I get is: This is ...
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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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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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How can I use Source Sans Pro in Tex-Live 2012?

I use TeX Live 2012 on an updated Ubuntu 12.10 machine with Latexila. I intended using Adobe's open source font Source Sans Pro in my latest paper. I followed the instruction on the LaTeX Font ...
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Does Kerkis font work with xelatex?

I'm a confused on whether xelatex and kerkis font can be used together. I'm using Ubuntu 13.10, Tex Live 2013/Debian, and I have the kerkis font installed. Though, if I try to compile the following ...
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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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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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After upgrading ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10, latex compiling errors

After upgrading the ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10, when I try the following command in terminal $ latex *.tex or $ pdflatex *.tex . I give the following error with MWE: This is pdfTeX, Version ...