13 questions linked to/from tlmgr cannot setup TLPDB
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How to install “vanilla” TeXLive on Debian or Ubuntu?

Debian and Ubuntu have very good texlive packaging. But I'd like to use tlmgr to have a more fine-grained control about upgrades and which packages I want to be installed. So how do I install "...
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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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(k)ubuntu, TeXLive manually installed, tlmgr not working

(Summary: tmlgr was not working in a typical manual (non-apt) install of TeXLive in Ubuntu.) In Kubuntu, I used install-tl-unx.tar.gz, and install-tl --gui=text to make a basic install. That is, I ...
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How to build my LaTeX automatically using Travis CI?

How to do I build my LaTeX files with TeX Live using the continuous integration server Travis CI to which I push with git, especially considered that I do not want to download everything of TeX Live ...
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Changing default paper size for TeX Live

I installed TeX Live. It had originally asked what I wanted the default paper size to be. I forgot to change it from A4 to Letter. Now the default paper size is A4. How can I change the default size ...
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Error using tlmgr in Tex Live

I am getting an error when using tlmgr to update or install latex packages. For example, the command tlmgr update -all in the terminal yields the following response: (running on Debian, switching ...
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tlmgr error with Ubuntu 16.10

I'm on Ubuntu 16.10 and using TexLive from the default Ubuntu repo. I'm trying to use the package sansmath. Looking with kpsewhich comes back blank. So I try tlmgr install sansmath and (with/without ...
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I've just installed Linux Mint 18.2 and TeX Live 2017 (I'm pretty sure; see below). I actually have two separate issues masked into one, so I will present them both. I have the following minimum ...
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error when trying to compile .tex files: File `pgfpages.sty' not found. \RequirePackage

Compiling this file worked well under Linux Mint 17.2, but since I upgraded to Mint 18, I get this error. I tried installing pgfpages with tlmgr, but the package isn't present in repositories. I get ...
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Manual TexLive install---Texworks collection doesn't show up. Should I just use Ubuntu/Debian Texworks package?

I just installed LaTeX on my system, which is a Linux Mint 16 (Cinnamon) 32-bit installation on a 64-bit Lenovo e420. I originally had used apt-get to install the base Ubuntu package along with ...
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\usepackage[T1]{fontenc} produces numerous errors and ruins PDF

All I want is to be able to use \guillemotleft and \guillemotright. I'm on Ubuntu 14.04, 64-bit. These are the packages I load, after declaring documentclass article. \usepackage{mathtools} \...