I test texliveonfly using the tikzpagenodes package.

\begin{tikzpicture}[remember picture,overlay]
  \draw[blue] (current page text area.south west)
    (current page text area.north east)

I typed

sudo python texliveonfly.py --texlive_bin=/usr/local/texlive/2011/texmf-dist/ fly.tex

But error message:

/usr/local/texlive/2011/texmf-dist/tlmgr is not installed

What do I do? In short, as its use texliveonfly in /usr/local/texlive/2011/

  • I don't have texliveonlfy.pl so I can only guess. You have to provide the full path to the tlmgr (without tlmgr itself). So it is more like sudo python texliveonfly.py --texlive_bin=/usr/local/texlive/2011/texmf-dist/bin/linux/ fly.tex. To find out the correct dir, type type -p tlmgr on the command line.
    – topskip
    Oct 9, 2011 at 6:43
  • Can you explain, please? I could not. Oct 11, 2011 at 3:46
  • Explain what? From the error message I have deduced that texliveonfly looks for tlmgr in the path given to --texlive_bin. That's all. Have you tried what I have written? What exactly do you want to know?
    – topskip
    Oct 11, 2011 at 4:41

1 Answer 1


the script is installed as texliveonfly with TeXLive 2011. So simply run

texliveonfly fly.tex

and it should work! At least it did it for me :-)

texliveonfly is a link in /usr/local/texlive/2011/bin/<system>/ to the python script ../../texmf-dist/scripts/texliveonfly/texliveonfly.py

  • Herbert, can you explain, please? I could not. Oct 11, 2011 at 3:47
  • I already did it ... If you have problems then ask for a specific problem.
    – user2478
    Oct 11, 2011 at 11:59
  • can you explain me step by step, please do not get yet. Oct 12, 2011 at 4:27

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