I have to update TexLive in order to use, at least, the 2017 version and I don't need the TexLive full version. The problem is that I'm using Debian 9.4 and the latest version available in the debian repository is TexLive-2016.

Is there a way to do that?

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    If you want a newer version that the one that is contained in the package repositories of your Linux distribution, I would recommend a vanilla installation: tex.stackexchange.com/q/1092/35864 – moewe Jun 14 '18 at 11:05
  • @moewe using the vanilla installation, is it possible to tell the installer the exact package you need, since I don't need the full TexLive? (And the full installation is quite huge) – Davide Pisanò Jun 14 '18 at 11:09
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    There are installation schemes and you can select and deselect 'collections' of packages. You can install the smallest system possible and then add the packages you want with tlmgr later. See for example tex.stackexchange.com/q/352138/35864. It all depends on how minimal you want to be. – moewe Jun 14 '18 at 11:13

meoewe solution works, see it in the comments or right below:

Minimal Latex Installation (<40 Mb) for Thesis?

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