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The tex.fmt is created by \input plain \dump \endinput Thus it is the same as your plain.fmt. In the present implementation of TeX, the banner This is TeX, Version 3.14159265 ... is printed only when the TeX is nearly equal to the original TeX by Knuth. This is discriminated by the program name 'tex'. In the case of tex --fmt=plain ... the program ...


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Installing fonts in TEXMFHOME should be the last resort only for somebody who has no super user privilege or, more precisely, no write access to TEXMFLOCAL. The environment variable TEXMFLOCAL points to /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local on “vanilla” TeX Live installations, to /usr/local/share/texmf on TeX Live/Debian. I have no idea what it points to ...


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You need a minimal tex distribution. Then you can unzip the pgfplots .tds zip into the "local texmf" directory (linux: ~/texmf, windows also has it somewhere) and then run texhash. Keep in mind that you also need PGF (which can also be installed into a local texmf tree).


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You can always place your custom packages in /home/<username>/texmf/tex/latex. For packages coming with TeX Live, tlmgr (TeX Live manager) takes care of downloading and making the package available. If sudo was needed to install TeX Live, i.e. in a directory where a normal user has no writing rights, sudo will also be needed to run tlmgr. If TeX Live ...


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Please do not edit the question to ask unrelated questions, it makes the site impossible to follow later, open a new question for new questions. The original problem was exactly as indicated by TeX, a missing } meant that the argument for \emph{.... was not closed before the end of file. The new problem is that LaTeX commands like \documentclass are not ...


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If you have both a GNU/Linux distribution provided TeX Live and a manually installed one, you'll have two different tlmgr. The one in /usr/bin will not update packages, but just change configuration parameters. The one in /usr/local/texlive/<YEAR>/bin/<ARCH>, instead, will do updates to the manually installed TeX Live. Here <YEAR> stands ...


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On Fedora 21: yum install texlive-doublestroke.noarch


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An alternative route may be to use compat_freebsd - setup for running FreeBSD binaries under emulation and use the FreeBSD XeTeX port.


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As an administrator I do not want to have a lot of work by downloading and installing MiKTeX packages, if users needs them. The best way (for the users and the administrator) is to install the complete MiKTeX (then users need not to ask for a package and have to wait until I (the admin) have time to search, download and install it). All four weeks I would ...



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