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The latest version of TeX Live (currently 2013) can be installed in Ubuntu with install-tl-ubuntu. The main advantage of this is that you get tlmgr and can update accordingly and apt is notified of the install so it will not try to install TeX Live packages that are already installed. Download installl-tl-ubuntu and run it as sudo ./install-tl-ubuntu No ...


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I was faced with the same challenge a while ago. In my case, I only needed to compile documents of a fixed format and I thus only needed a small subset of the TeX distribution. To extract this subset i wrote a script, which Sets up a "watch" on the TeX distribution (I used FileSystemAuditRules). Compiles all relevant file templates using the monitored TeX ...


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This is more of a comment, but it turned out to be too long. If I'm imagining this correctly in my head, this is the sequence of events: You create a LaTeX-formatted file in texstudio and save it as foo.tex. You compile this file from within TeXstudio. This in turn calls pdflatex foo.tex. The pdftex engine provided by MiKTeX begins compiling the ...


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The best solution here by far is to install vanilla TeX Live as explained in answers on this site and in the official instructions. There is some confusion, I think. In general, there is a difference between what is needed to build a binary and what is needed to use it. The quotation from biber's documentation is saying that perl is not needed to use ...


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I wrote a script that automates Silex's answer and does (optionally) a lot more. It supports Ubuntu versions 12.04 up to 14.04. Download install-tl-ubuntu and run it as sudo ./install-tl-ubuntu To download that script, run wget https://github.com/scottkosty/install-tl-ubuntu/raw/master/install-tl-ubuntu && chmod +x ./install-tl-ubuntu Below I ...


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This is just a modification of NVaughan's answer; sudo apt-get install texlive-full sudo apt-get remove biber sudo apt-get remove biblatex download biber v.1.8 binary biber-linux_x86_64.tar.gz from SourceForge (http://sourceforge.net/projects/biblatex-biber/) download biblatex v.2.8 source biblatex-2.8a.tds.tgz from SourceForge . ...


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TeX Live automatically sets up ~/texmf as TEXMFHOME. Note that it is not a dot file. Moreover, you should not run mktexlsr on this directory. By default - and in 99% of cases, it is a good default - TeX searches the disk directly in that case. This means you can add things and they'll be found right away. Because you probably have a relatively small number ...


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I tried both web installers as well as .iso file. perl crashed on both of them. Mine is Windows 7 Professional (legal copy updated till date). I had an old .iso of TeX Live 2012. The installation work smoothly. It seems that there is some compatibility issues in TeX Live 2013 with Windows 7 Pro. Hope someone notices it and fixes it in the next version.


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So, I've used the following workaround. I downloaded biber-linux_x86_64.tar.gz from http://sourceforge.net/projects/biblatex-biber/files/biblatex-biber/1.8/binaries/Linux/biber-linux_x86_64.tar.gz/download. This unpacks into a single executable called biber. The Biber documentation informs me that they use PAR::Packer to build this executable. Apparently ...



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