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If you use Basic TeX, then I'm afraid the answer is Yes. Basic TeX is designed to install a minimal distribution and then all you to add any extra packages you need manually using either tlmgr from the command line or the TeXLive Utility program that comes with MacTeX. These packages are added to the main distribution tree, (/usr/local/texlive/<year>...


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Contrary to the accepted answer, it is possible to install an older version of TeX Live by pointing the TeX Live installer to a repository from the archive of historical versions of TeX Live. This is how you would install TeX Live 2015: ./install-tl -repository ftp://tug.org/historic/systems/texlive/2015/tlnet-final It may be necessary to use the TeX Live ...


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From https://en.m.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Installation: TeX Live features a manual installation with a lot of possible customizations. You can get the network installer at tug.org. This installer allows you to select precisely the packages you want to install. As a result, you may have everything you need for less than 100 MB. TeX Live is then managed ...



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