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Why can not upgrade texlive2016 to texlive2017 on windows [duplicate]

I have texlive 2016 installed on my windows OS, to use texlive 2017 you need to download it (over then 2.5GO), I think this is a tedious operation every time you want to pass from an old texlive to a ...
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how to update TeXLive on a Mac? [duplicate]

While updating it just says your version of TeX Live Utility in 2016 needs to change the repository to 2017. And I was also told to change repository when I worked in Windows but I need to update on a ...
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Is upgrading feature available for TeXLive 2013 [duplicate]

I just found out that it is not possible to upgrade TeXLive from 2012 to 2013 versions so you'll have to do a new install of TeXLive 2013. Does anyone know if the upgrading feature will be available ...
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What are the advantages of TeX Live over MiKTeX?

I have been using MiKTeX for a couple of years. I don't know whether it is "wise" to insist on using it. Could you give me a list of advantages of TeX Live over MiKTeX?
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How do I update my TeX distribution?

I'm trying to compile a document that only works with an up-to-date distribution, so I'd like to know: how do I update my distribution? Please provide screenshots where appropriate. List of answers ...
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Full version of TeX Live: malware checked?

I am wondering if texlive-full is bearing any security issues? Why everybody does trust it? Are they checked by anybody? Thanks for helping and educating me on this point :)
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Fresh install texlive 2012 @ Ubuntu 12.04: tlmgr nowhere to be found

I know this subject has come up quite a few times so far (with different distro's of texlive). See for instance: Missing tlmgr texlive 2012 tlmgr: TeX Live 2011 is frozen forever Texlive installation ...
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How to upgrade 'biblatex' properly?

I use TeXLive 2012 under Ubuntu 12.10. I would like to upgrade biblatex to the latest version (2.3). I tried the following: download and unpack .tar.gz from https://github.com/plk/biblatex/downloads ...
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Any effort towards a rolling release of TeX Live?

This is a follow on, in a way, from my question a couple of years ago about Why does TeX Live "require" yearly updates? One of the answers suggested that there was some discussion about ...
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Understanding the TeXlive release cycle: What is the meaning of a TeXlive release and is it ever 'finished'?

I'm trying to understand how the TeXLive release cycle works, but I'm unable to find exact information during my research. I hope someone here can point me in the right direction. Here's what I ...
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TeX Live Utility, don't know how to start it

I'm trying to learn how to install packages in LaTeX. I've downloaded the TeX Live Utility in order to have a GUI (I'm using a Mac) and I've installed it, but I don't know how to run the application ...
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Updating packages while TeX Live is frozen

This is a follow on to my question from from last year about Why does TeX Live "require" yearly updates?. TeX Live is again in the freeze period and no new packages or updates will be ...
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Rule of thumb for synchronizing/updating Tex distributions

Some companies will not update their tex distribution regularly. What is a practical length of time to allow to pass before failing to resynchronize Tex Live or Miktex could reasonably become a ...
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authblk.sty not found on TexShop

I have the MacTex basic 2015 installed, and when I open a latex file using the command \usepackage{authblk}, TexShop says authblk.sty not found. I've also tried to change that command to \usepackage{...
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So many updates on TL2018

I've just fully installed TL2018 few days ago. After that, I updated some packages with tlmgr. Just now, I observed again within tlmgr that there are so many packages to be updated, more precisely, ...

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