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Copy packages from old miktex to new miktex

How to copy packages from old miktex 2.8 to new miktex 2.9. I want installing miktex2.9 but I can't download all packages by slow internet,thus I want to copy this packages from installed miktex. ...
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music tex needed after package update?

I did a clean installation of MiKTeX (latest version). Then I did a package update --- believe it or not, there were packages to update. After the update, I tried running "Update Formats" from the ...
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Updating Timeframe

How often should I update my portable LaTeX flash drive? It seems that new updates are developed each month, and it is a real hassle to check for new updates too often. I was advised to check for ...
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TeX Live Utility (unable to find update server) [closed]

I know this is a duplicate, but the other question are already pretty old... When I start Tex Live Utility. It says that http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlnet is not available. When you ...
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MiKTeX: finding updateable packages takes >45 mins

I am in the process of creating a portable LaTeX system. For this I downloaded MiKTeX 2.9 Portable, which I installed and am now trying to update. However, the 'Updateable packages' screen keeps ...
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ERROR After Updated Modules at ConTeXt?

I have problem after update modules at ConTeXt and I can’t use module at my document before I can. My MWE from this link : http://downloads.ziddu.com/download/23836664/Vektor.rar.html You can see my ...
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Installing pfgornament?

Note: I have already searched through this site on how to do this but a lot of the things explained make little to no sense to me, I am a novice at this stuff so I was wondering if could get a little ...
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Updating packages while TeX Live is frozen

This is a follow on to my question from from last year about Why does TeX Live "require" yearly updates?. TeX Live is again in the freeze period and no new packages or updates will be ...
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Biber error after MiKTeX update

After having updated Biber from 1.5 version to 1.8, while the build time, I'm getting errors on the \begin{document} of my latex code telling that File ended while scanning use of \field.. I've tried ...
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UPDATE LATEX missing file

my latex is already installed but at simulation some tex\context\base\supp-pdf.mkii file missing of mptopdf package, for update proxy server adress and port no.** and also proxy authentication Name ...
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Texlive, update and dvips

When I run tlmgr update -all, I see that, or at least I understand that the engine dvips is updated at some point. If yes, what is updated in dvips?
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tlmgr update problem

Anytime there is a failure to update a package TeXlive 2013, and try to reinstall through -reinstall-forcibly-removed command, it complains that it cannot install the file in question, as per the ...
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Private installation/update of TikZ in Linux

I'd like to make a private installation in Linux of (part of) TikZ, in order to be able to \usetikzlibrary{decorations.markings} (note that I cannot update my TeX distrubution, which has already a ...
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How to install PGF/TikZ 3.0 in MikTeX?

Currently, the MiKTeX package manager does not know of the latest stable version of PGF/TikZ. I have made an attempt at installing it manually, following Stephan Kottwitz’ answer to question How can I ...
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Offline package update for TeX Live

How can I update a specific package of TeX Live (2013) on an offline computer? The packages I am going to try to update are glossaries and babel.
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How to update old version of TeXstudio in Windows 7?

I am using TeXstudio 2.3 the last two years. Now new versions are available. I want to update the old version. Is it possible to update without uninstalling the previous version? Is there any way to ...
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'What's new' on tlmgr

I'm using tlmgr to update packages. Once a week I use it and update all. But some times I'd like to know what are the changes on some packages. Is it possible to show this? Maybe clicking somewhere ...
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Latex package updates [closed]

I noticed that certain packages have not been updated since 2009. For example revtex4.1 was updated August 11, 2010 and the ubuntu version is older than that. I am not sure that this is the place to ...
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Is it safe to use the TeX Live Update utility while compiling documents?

I just started the TeX Live Update utility and saw that quite some packages were updated on the server. I proceeded to update all outdated packages, but this takes a while. Is it safe (in terms of ...
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Glossaries and nomencl not updating after changes

I am running pdflatex, makeglossaries, pdflatex, pdflatex to generate my PDF using TexMaker with MikTeX on Windows. The first compilation goes smoothly, all files are generated and the glossaries and ...
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Is it safe to update LaTeX package with tlmgr on debian?

I using debian (unstable) and have installed most of my LaTeX packages from the official repositories (except few ones which I copied directly inside a folder recognized by texhash). I just learned ...
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TeXLive 2013 update question on Windows 7

I have a problem updating TeXLive 2013 on a Windows 7 machine. I get the following error message: After a few minutes it stops. I have updated to the lastest tlmgr version (downloading the .exe ...
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Tex Live Utility (Mac Os X): language problem

I just made a fresh install of OS X Mavericks and got Tex Live Utility through their Google Code website. The strange thing is that it is in chinese language. And I can't find the button to change it. ...
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tlmgr does not execute an update [duplicate]

unfortunately I am coming to you with another problem. I wanted to update TeX Live 2013 on my 64 bit Win7 system using tlmgr. So normally I use the GUI, but that did not start up. I hopped on the ...
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TeX Live Manager crashes with “Unknown docfile tag”

Today my TeX Live 2013 stopped updating packages. I use tlmgr to update packages but it's crashing with the following error: $ sudo tlmgr update Unknown docfile tag: ...
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Only the old version of pgfplots is available with MiKTeX (version 1.7)

I am looking for a solution to install the last version (currently 1.8) of pgfplots via the package manager MiKTeX on Windows. However, MiKTeX only offers the old version 1.7 of pgfplots. Is there a ...
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TeX Live issue after update - `fmtutil.cnf` not found

I recently updated TeX Live to following version TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2013/Arch Linux) and cannot compile any file anymore, it fails with error $ pdflatex blab.tex This is pdfTeX, Version ...
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TeXLive 2013 manager: Trouble with updating TLMGR (Ubuntu 13.04)

Prior to today, TeXLive 2013 updated fine through the manager on Ubuntu 13.04, but now it seems to be stuck in a loop. I have done this three times now. So I have followed this processes by ...
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Problem updating miktex - arctrl-bin

My miktex (32 Bit) 2.9 installation (on windows 7, 64 Bit) doesn't update (GUI and console). I recognized the problem first on 2013-07-01. It seems to be caused by the package miktex-arctrl-bin-2.9 as ...
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Problem with font after upgrading to MacTeX 2013

I got a problem after upgrading to MacTeX 2013 today. When I try to produce a pdf file with pdflatex I get an error like this: mktexpk: don't know how to create bitmap font for pfrr8r. mktexpk: ...
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Why should I update my tex installation?

Apart from not being able to get the latest package-updates, what are the benefits of the 2013 distribution over the one from 2012? Why should I update? I'm afraid updating will break something ...
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Update a package after TeX live freeze?

I realized that I want/have to update a package (moderncv). The problem is that TeX Live went frozen – so there are no more updates. Is the only thing to do is wait till the release of the next TeX ...
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Temp file fails verification every time I try to update MiKTeX [closed]

I have been using TeX for two years now, mostly as a replacement for Word. I'm an academic and I like the typesetting capability, especially when I need to use math, but am not an advanced user. I ...
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How to update TeX Live distribution manually (without using the frozen TeX Live Manager)?

As an illustration, let consider that I want to update the installed tcolorbox package to the new one from the CTAN. I have downloaded the newest tcolorbox.zip package from ctan.org/pkg/tcolorbox. I ...
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MiKTeX 2.9 Package Manager and Updater crash - problem with repositories?

I installed MiKTeX Basic on Windows XP Professional (v. 2002, with Service Pack 3) (32) (at work), but it keeps crashing when I try to look up updates or install packages. It seems to not be able to ...
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Can I avoid connecting to MiKTeX update server? [closed]

It seems that each time I try to update/install new packages, the MiKTeX update wizard will internally first connect to http://api.miktex.org/Repository.asmx. Is it possible to skip this step? It's ...
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Where can I find the changelog of TeX Live releases?

I know that TeX Live 2013 is now in beta and that there are already some new packages. I would like to know where the complete changelog will be available, when the new version will be released, and ...
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Updating MikTeX fails: “Windows API error 5: Acces denied.” [duplicate]

I've been using the "basic stuff" from LaTeX for slightly more than a year for university, but now I try to use a template from LaTeX Templates. When I try to compile the downloaded TeX file, I get a ...
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How often do I have to synchronize MikTeX?

This is a follow-up question of media9.sty not found. Basically, I had to synchronize MikTeX in order to get the package. So, how often do I have to synchronize MikTeX in order for it not to miss ...
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What does “skipping forcibly removed package xxx” mean? Should I care about it?

I got the following messages when updating TeX Live 2012 using the provided GUI. What does "skipping forcibly removed package xxx" mean? Should I care about it?
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Why does TeX Live “require” yearly updates?

Every year TeX Live provides a new version. My recollection is that soon after a new version is released, the old version's tlmgr stops fetching updates to packages. They provide upgrading ...
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“dashdotted” command not working for tikz package [closed]

I am trying to create pictures of graphs in TikZ in which I'd like some edges to be dashdotted. I am using TeXShop on both my office computer (Mac) and my personal laptop (Mac), and the file is ...
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The required file tex/latex/standalone/standalone.cls is missing after installing MikTex 2.9? [closed]

After installing the MikTex 2.9, Run the code in WinEdt, it always gives warning that The required file tex/latex/standalone/standalone.cls is missing, can someone help me how to fix the problem?
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A MiKTeX update removed amsmath as obsolete – can I use another package or get it back?

I have a problem with amsmath package. After an update this package was removed because it was obsolete. But what package can use instead of amsmath?
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MikTex Package Update Issue on Windows 8

I have been using MikTex on Windows XP and 7 for few months now and I faced no issues in installing packages that needs to be done on the fly. However, with Windows 8, the packages are not updated at ...
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Updating a .cls file with MiKTeX [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I manually install a package on MiKTeX (Windows) I recently installed MiKTeX 2.9 and also installed a .cls-file. I did this by copying the .cls-file to the ...
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Why does MiKTeX have old version of The Comprehensive LaTeX Symbol List?

On CTAN, the package named "Comprehensive" contains a version of The Comprehensive LaTeX Symbol List dated 09 November 2009. But the corresponding package on MiKTeX contains a version of the file ...
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How to get showkeys bugfix into tools package distribution

Almost a year ago, the showkeys package was updated to v3.16 in response to a bug report: http://www.latex-project.org/cgi-bin/ltxbugs2html?pr=tools/4173 Showkeys is supposed to be part of the tools ...
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MiKTeX update: a too old babel/frenchb

This question deals with the version of a babel language available after a MiKTeX update (the french one, namely frenchb.dtx). I've just made an update of my (complete) MiKTeX 2.9, especially ...
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Corrupted TeXLive2012 installation? (File `l3candidates.sty' not found)

This is a follow up to my earlier question, Corrupted TeXLive2012 installation? (Option clash for currfile). Refer to that question for the history. With an "updated" TeXLive2012, I am now getting: ...