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Rule of thumb for synchronizing/updating Tex distributions

Some companies will not update their tex distribution regularly. What is a practical length of time to allow to pass before failing to resynchronize Tex Live or Miktex could reasonably become a ...
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How long will it take TeX Live to fit Windows 10?

Many of you probably knows that on 29th of July the new version of Windows will be available and I am inquiring, but given that I need LaTeX, I would like to know the point in the heading. Thank you. ...
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TeXLive-2015: Updating packages on OS X Mavericks does not work with 'TeX Live Utility.app'

I recently installed the Full TeX Live 2015 Distribution (having used the 2014 distribution before). Now when I want to update packages with the help of the TeX Live Utility.app, the following ...
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Strange Error after upgrading to MacTeX 2015

After the Upgrade to TeXLive 2015 the document of mine produces a strange pdf output. If you compile the given TeX file as it is, you see that the background grid on the first page is shifted. Now ...
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MiKTeX 2.9 missing dll?

Since yesterday's (22.6.2015) update, my MiKTeX 2.9 on Windows 8.1 64-bit repeatedly crashes with an error message that is something like: missing Qt5WinExtras.dll. This file is not present either in ...
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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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MacTeX - TeX Live Utility broken after 2015 update

I have the following strange message. The repository at ftp://ftp.oleane.net/pub/CTAN/systems/texlive/tlnet has TeX Live 2015, but you have TeX Live 18446744073709551615 installed. You need to ...
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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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Do I risk breaking documents by updating my TeX distribution?

I ran into a feature missing because its package was out to date and started the MikTeX update utility for the first time after installing MikTeX in February. The updater found dozens of packages that ...
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TeX Live 2014 - How to update otfinfo

First, to give you an idea what I want to achieve: I would like to installing the Bembo Font Family via otfinst.py for pdflatex. Why I don't use lualatex or xelatex is the missing support of some ...
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pgfpositionnodelater with nested \tikz environments (Issue with PGF 2.1 -> 3.0 upgrade)

I'm trying to use \pgfpositionnodelater to create and measure nodes before placing them. (Their size influences where they should be placed) This works fine until I try to use \pgfpositionnode later ...
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How do I update my TeX distribution?

I'm trying to compile a document that only works with an up-to-date distribution, so I'd like to know: how do I update my distribution? Please provide screenshots where appropriate. List of answers ...
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How to provide a package bugfix if the package maintainer does not respond? [duplicate]

After a question here, a bugfix was developed for the tikz-timing package (subpackage advnodes). I posted this question and also it's solution as an issue on the original code repo, but go no ...
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XePersian stopped working after texlive-bin updated

Today an update for the package "texlive-bin" was issued by Arch Repository, and I think it was after I installed that update that my XePersian package broke. Now, I get a weird error when I try to ...
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Strange behaviour of tlmgr update

In last few weeks, I've been gettin lots of "auto-remove" messages when I update my TeXLive and MacTeX 2014 distributions (on Linux and Mac machines). For instance, today I got the following: tlmgr: ...
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What do these numbers in the tlmgr update mean?

Whenever I update my TeXLive distribution by using tlmgr, I get in the output numbers such as these: 35545 -> 36463 What do they mean?
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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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What is the preferable setup for MiKTeX to keep all packages up-to-date easily?

By default, MiKTeX is set up for all users to the folder C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9 However, packages added on-the-fly go to the folder C:\Users\CurrentUser\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9 (in case of ...
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Getting out of ‘user mode’ on Ubuntu to update vanilla TeX Live as root

On an Ubuntu 14.10 system, I have installed ‘vanilla’ TeX Live 2014 from the TeX Collection DVD. Though I am the sole user of the system, I had initialized a user tree after installing the ...
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Trouble updating pgfplots on Windows/MikTeX

I'm trying to update to a newer version of pgfplots, preferably v1.12. I'm currently using v1.7. First, I opened Update (admin mode) with MikTeX and it didn't have any updates for pgfplots. Then I ...
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After MacTeX manual update how should I remove the old one?

MacTeX 2014 is installed on OS X. But how can I remove the old one? Or is it automatically overwritten?
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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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Error again, Simplesildes at Context after updated 2014.10.16?

I have a problem again with Simpleslides at ConText after updated modules. I have MWE like this : \usemodule[simpleslides] [style=BottomSquares] \setupTitle [ title={Title of the ...
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MiKTeX package update: Select All grayed out

I installed MiKTeK 2.9.4321 in a locked down environment. I don't believe that we can directly download the entire thing from outside, and the aforementioned version is the one that we have on a CD, ...
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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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TeXLive Utility Not Updating multicol package [closed]

According to http://www.ctan.org/pkg/multicol, the latest multicol package is 1.8g 2014-08-24. After updating all packages via the TeXLive Utility: I still only have the 2014/04/23 v1.8e version. ...
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Un-official MacTeX repository

I have been using LiveTeX since 5 years ago. I have always used TeX Live utility to keep up-to-date my LaTeX distribution. Today I woke up with this question: I want to know if there is an ...
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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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Do I need to run non-tlmgr tools each time I use Tex Live Utility to update Tex?

I've made some modifications to my TeX installation outside of the TeX Live Utility, which I use primarily, as a convenient way to keep my installation up to date. For example, I've added some fonts ...
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How can the last updated packages get propagated earlier than the first updated packages

I often experience the following phenomenon. For example, from texnik.dante.de/tex/generic I noticed that pst-plot gets updated on August 24, 2014 pst-poly gets updated on August 28, 2014 and ...
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Update TeXstudio portable and keep settings

I updated TeXstudio portable 2.6.6 to 2.8.2 by copying the content of the zip-file into the existing directory. Unfortunately, all settings, macros etc. were gone when starting the new TeXstudio. How ...
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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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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? [closed]

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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tlmgr error: perl.exe has stopped working

I have been using TeX Live 2010 on my Windows 7 computer for some time now, without problems. Recently I decided to use the TeX Live Manager to check for updates, which were successfully installed. ...
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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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Updating TeX on Linux

I am trying to use the algorithm, algorithmicx, and caption environment. In the log file I have Release 2.5 -- March 13 1995 -- and I have compiling errors which other people don't have. So I would ...
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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 [closed]

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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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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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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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 ...