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An update in Zathura stopped bundling the SyncTeX library and instead expects it to be installed from TeXLive. The problem is, I can't seem to find it; I can only find the synctex binary. I have installed TeXLive through the install-tl script.

Trying

tlmgr search --global --all synctex.so

returns nothing, and the same goes for synctex_parser.h.

What I find quite strange too is that various distributions of TeXLive seem to include the SyncTeX library. For example, the Arch Linux distribution has the following SyncTeX files:

usr/bin/synctex
usr/include/synctex/
usr/include/synctex/synctex_parser.h
usr/include/synctex/synctex_parser_utils.h
usr/lib/libsynctex.so
usr/lib/libsynctex.so.1
usr/lib/libsynctex.so.1.17.0
usr/lib/pkgconfig/synctex.pc
usr/share/man/man1/synctex.1.gz
usr/share/man/man5/synctex.5.gz

So how do I go about install the SyncTeX library?

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  • The texlive mailing list might be a better place to ask, see tug.org
    – daleif
    Feb 4, 2016 at 7:54
  • Which is your operating system? How did you install TeX Live?
    – giordano
    Feb 4, 2016 at 7:55
  • TeXLive was installed with the install-tl script (as mentioned in the question) and I'm on Linux (Arch Linux to be specific)
    – JP-Ellis
    Feb 4, 2016 at 8:38
  • In Debian and derivatives there is the libsynctex1 package shipping libsynctex.so.1, but, as you noticed, in Arch Linux that file is provided by the much larger texlive-bin package, that you may not want to install. A bug in Arch Linux has opened for your specific problem: bugs.archlinux.org/task/48010
    – giordano
    Feb 4, 2016 at 9:23

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