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Install latest version of TexLive [2021] on Debian/ChromeOS?

sudo apt install texlive-full installs the 2019 version. Using the tlmgr and update-tlmgr-latest.sh I tried to get it to version 2021 but failed. $ tex --version TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2019/dev/...
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Installing texlive on sd card in a Chromebook

In a Chromebook we can activate developer mode which installs a virtual machine and then we can run debain in it. Most of the Chromebooks have limited storage. I am using a cheap Lenovo Chromebook ...
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Font problems - TeX Live 2020 - Roboto Condensed does not work

New computer, new system (before Debian 10 with TeX Live 2019 (?); now Debian 11 with TeX Live 2020). My old documents no longer render correctly. I should have Roboto Condensed for title and ...
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pdflatex fails in some cases silently when called by php

I'd like to generate a PDF file based on some inputs of an HTML-form. As I also need to append further PDF-files to this document, that may have been attached to the form I decided on using LaTeX to ...
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where is the tex4ebook configuration file in debian

Debian appears to load tex4ebook and tex4ht as part of TeXLive. I can run the packages, but they are not found by Synaptic. tex4ebook creates an EPUB document, but the SHOW METADATA function of ...
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Package not found despite being installed on Linux

I am trying to us the extarticle.cls class but when I compile I get an error saying it cannot be found. ! LaTeX Error: File 'extarticle.cls' not found. Since I am using a Debian based system I checked ...
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Problem with inserting graphics with HtLaTeX on Debian buster

I've been tasked with porting some software to Debian buster. The software has pretty extensive documentation using latex. I'm mainly a sysadmin/software guy and only know a little TeX. When building ...
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Using texmaker to run Tex Live headless on Debian 10

Since i have a Debian 10 Server running in the basement, i'd like to use it to compile .tex files. To have the advantages of using e.g. apt to update tex live, i'd prefer not to install the tex live ...
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How can I use awesomebox.sty in Debian stretch/buster with pdflatex

I have a latex document which uses the awesomebox package. On my old Widows system with MikTeX I could easyly install this package and use it with pdflatex. Now im using Linux and want to install it ...
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Package fontenc creates error after upgrading system

I recently upgraded my debian installation (testing branch), and now my documents won't properly compile using fontenc. Here's a MWE: \documentclass{report} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[...
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Replacing a package folder by the latest one

I just installed latest (2019) vanilla-tex on my linux system. I want to use package polyglossia in its latest version. Long ago I asked the package developer that can I replace the entire folder of ...
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Biber broken on Debian bullseye/sid texlive

On Debian bullseye/sid, I upgraded my texlive install (version 2019.20191208-4 - testing) but biber (2.13-1) is broken: Ex (see source files below): > pdflatex foo.tex compiles normally (and ...
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Debian 10 testing, TL2019, xelatex and pstricks

with this code \listfiles \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pstricks,pstricks-add} \begin{document} \begin{pspicture}(-5,-3)(5,6) \psaxes[linewidth=1.2pt,labels=none]{->}(0,0)(-5,-3)(5,6) \...
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Is there any way to run windows Texlive on WSL?

Is there any way to run existing TexLive installed on my Windows 10 through the Linux feature of windows WSL (windows sub-system for linux) or should it be installed separately on the WSL? I have the ...
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What is the official way to add a new texmf tree to a texlive system on debian/ubuntu?

I have texlive installed on a debian-like host (linux mint) via apt. Now I would like to add a new texmf tree. What is the correct or recommended way to do it? I would like to keep this new texmf tree ...
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general strategy to work around LaTeX packages inconsistencies

The motivating question is actually this one. I am still struggling to regenerate my Bison draft report from this Bismon github GPLv3+ software repository (using make latexdoc on Linux/Debian/Sid or ...
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Illegal parameter number

This answer describes a neat way to parse and extract a latex file. It works perfectly on my laptop and desktop (both ubuntu 18.04). However, when I run the commands in a docker container, I get the ...
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Xelatex fails, no pdf, empty log

I would like to compile a tex-file with XeLatex using Texmaker 4.5 on Debian 10. On a Windows machine with Miktex it works fine. Running "XeLatex" in Texmaker on debian results in an empty log / no ...
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Text not bold in IEEEtran paper (LuaLaTeX / Debian Linux)

I'm writing a paper that uses an IEEEtran layout, but for some reason it doesn't seem to be loading the fonts correctly. The abstract should be bold, but it currently isn't, for example. I'm currently ...
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tlmgr: Remote repository is newer than local (2018 < 2019)

I know this question looks like a duplicate but it's not, all the other solutions are not working for me. I'm using debian 10 buster and I installed texlive with: sudo aptitude install texlive ...
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How to install TikZ-library from CTAN manually on Debian?

On Debian based operating systems the TikZ-library named tikz-relay should be included in the Debian-package texlive-pictures. However, I installed texlive-pictures on my machine but it seems that I ...
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Raising errors when using fontawesome5 and XeTeX in Debian

I have been trying to compile my CV using the command xelatex cv.tex on a Debian-based TeXlive. I normally run it successfully on a MacOS with MacTex using the package fontawesome5. However, when I ...
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TeX capacity exceeded: How to increase main memory size of TeX Live on a Debian machine?

When trying to compile a huge pgfplot with several plots I receive the following error: TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [main memory size=5000000]. \end{document} There is no error in code as compiling ...
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How to find correct version of TexLive for Ubuntu (or debian based OS)?

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 and installed Tex Live following this link on official site and it showed it is version 2018. But when I use tex --version I get the following output : TeX 3.14159265 (...
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Can I already install TeX Live 2019 using install-tl?

I'm using Debian testing and it has packages (containing e.g. the latex executable) from TeX Live 2019. Can I already use install-tl with some -repository ... flag to install the same packages to ...
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Installation of TeX Live Portable fails under Linux Debian

I attempeted to install the portable version of texlive (on an SSD card) on a Linux Debian installation. It started OK, with some files and directories installed, but then error messages: ...
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^ started producing literal ^ instead of superscript [closed]

I've been using Lyx for years and one of the most basic shortcuts is that ^ doesn't appear literally in math-mode but is displayed as an empty box in the superscript position. A couple of months ago ...
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Problem with including userpackages in TexWorks on Debian

I am writing my first document in Latex on the Linux distribution Debian and i have kind of a problem. I can not use any userpackages. I already tried some stuff such as install a package of all ...
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Change TeXstudio's $PATH on Linux

I'm working on a Debian-based OS, and I have the latest version of TeXlive installed: alex@Sargon:~$ latex -v pdfTeX 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.19 (TeX Live 2018) kpathsea version 6.3.0 Copyright 2018 Han ...
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tlmgr user mode tree

This is a very bizarre question, so I'll explain the aetiology. I'm a longtime \LaTeX andknitr user, which is trying to augment his repertoire by converting to Rmarkdown. This R package allows the ...
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Update TeXLive from 2016 to 2018

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 ...
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Problem with vanilla Texlive installation on Debian (Probably with dummy equivs)

I have some problem with my installation of Texlive Vanilla 2018 on my Debian Stretch. Everything going well during installation but when I am trying to use Texmaker or LyX, they don't work and don't ...
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Context: Font database won't update after reloading fonts

I recently installed context on my laptop running Debian unstable. The version of context is 2017.05.015 and I installed it using apt. My intention is to use system fonts in my generated documents, ...
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ndash & mdash in Times New Roman broken in Debian 10

\documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Times New Roman} \begin{document} dash-dash, ndash--ndash, mdash---mdash \end{document} compiled with texlive xelatex yields the ...
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How to set centers of two rows aligned?

This thread is the continua of the thread here. I want to set the centers of the rows (YLEIS, EPAJARJESTYS) at the same position such that the approach works also with any number of rows. Code \...
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Setting default paper size for TeXLive on debian

I have TeXLive 2016 on a Debian 9.1 system. It seems to default to A4 paper size, and I'd like to change it to letter. I tried tlmgr paper letter but I get (running on Debian, switching to user ...
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How to design LaTeX form with user input for data extraction?

Assume you have the following form in PDF ouput/equivalent in Fig. 1. I am thinking how to design the LaTeX form well enough for good data extraction (and eventually seeding into PostgreSQL database)....
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How to have Form options in Table cells?

I want to have four form questions in one row of table. I have the following four questions in the table row in Fig. 1: Key: Yes/No i.e. tick for Yes Choose one from V2 - V0 Choose one from P2 - P0 ...
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How to adjust this tabularx in Beamer frame size? [duplicate]

I am thinging how to format the table fit the frame size nicely in LaTeX. I can recall that \tiny/... is not the optimum option here. Code which output in Fig. 1 \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage[...
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How to disable Beamer's theming on last page?

I want to disable beamer's theming and \usetheme effect on the last page. Expected output is for the official form view similarly as in Fig. 1. I am gathering input from all other pages, and lastly, ...
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Why equivs failing on preventing this apt-test with 2017-1 on Debian?

I am reading the thread answer How to install “vanilla” TeXLive on Debian or Ubuntu? and completing mono-TeXLive setting but the test proposed by the answer sudo apt install kile fails, so allowing ...
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Preventive measures from mono-TeXLive coming poly-TeXLive 2017 system with this Vanilla + these PATHs? [duplicate]

I installed the new TeXLive as instructed by the linked thread answer designed for older versions but should be accurate also for 2017. I have the following in my $HOME/.bashrc because instructions (+...
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texlive-full and xzdec installed, but tlmgr not working

I followed the instructions of the accepted answer of https://askubuntu.com/questions/485514/how-to-properly-install-and-use-texlive-with-package-manager-in-14-04 but when I try to install any new ...
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How to do lazy and strict positioning of circles/diamonds/arrows in Tikz Mindmap?

I am trying to do functional behaviour analysis with Tikz Mindmap where I need the following units and connections. diamond symbol - strictly on the left-most circle symbol - lazy positioning ...
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How to have section name before table?

I am thinking how to have the section name before the table. I think I need to use possibly float. Code which output in Fig. 1 \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tabularx} \begin{document} \...
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Integrating a partial vanilla installation of TeX Live with Debian

Integrating a vanilla installation of TexLive into the package management tool is obviously important. I am dealing with Tex Live 2016 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Information on how to do that for a Debian/...
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Cryptic checksum error

Executing the tlmgr update --all command returns rather cryptic error message: /usr/local/bin/tlmgr: checksum error when downloading /tmp/NAmys4kViD/eBXC4uTwZY from ftp://sunsite.icm.edu.pl/pub/CTAN/...
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Installing/Using koma-script with TeX Live on Kali-Linux

Please help me. I really need to build a pdf asap on Kali Linux. The CV.tex is 100% error-free. I want use pdflatex: pdflatex CV This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.17 (TeX Live 2016/Debian) ...
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Unstable page numbering in aaltothesis class?

I am trying to configure the aaltothesis class here (.cls file here). The .cls file is designed with the roman pagenumbering for the pages 2-4 i.e. for abstract pages but arabic numbers for pages 5-...
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How to browse .tex project by line numbers in Debian? [closed]

I am using \inputs in my main.tex. I get the following error/warning but it is difficult for me to find the line 1061 because it is in \input files. I really would like to find it. Now, I am using ...
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