How can we get all the missing packages automatically installed with TexLive.

This option exists in MikTeX. Is there some comparable way of doing this using TexLive?

I am on linux mint.

  • Probably should give some information regarding your environment. – A Feldman Apr 16 '16 at 19:57
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    There is texliveonfly, see e.g. tex.stackexchange.com/questions/50464/… – Torbjørn T. Apr 16 '16 at 20:17
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    Apparently it exists, but it is crazy! Do you really want to run <command> with administrator privileges every time you run it? I don't consider myself nearly as paranoid about security as I know I should be, but this seems rather beyond the pale.... (Consider: do you let Linux Mint update itself without your authorization?) Besides, the easiest 'automatic' way to get the missing packages is to do a 'full' install of TeX Live. – jon Apr 16 '16 at 20:24
  • @jon It escalates privileges, I think. I assume only for installation rather than compilation although I didn't check this. No good if you've followed upstream's recommendation and installed TL using an unprivleged user account, though. It is saner than one might have thought, but I would consider using it myself even if I had ignored upstream's recommendation. – cfr Apr 16 '16 at 21:03
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    The solution I was looking for is given by @Torbjørn T. (using texliveonfly) – Hafid Boukhoulda Apr 16 '16 at 21:05

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