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How can I change texlive installation package selection - after installation?

I've installed texlive, but not with the full distribution option; or with only some of the different package-collections selected. Now, installation has concluded, and I want to add some of what I ...
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Lyx not compiling on new install on mac

I haven't used lyx in years, but have some old files I would like to edit and compile. To be safe, I uninstalled lyx from my machine and reinstalled. I am using Mac OS Ventura 13.0. I followed the ...
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Very basic question - cannot usepackage{chemformula}

I just made a new install of the latest MiKTeX distribution, then installed Texmaker, in this order. Then I found that my tex file does not run, although it does so on Overleaf, and on another PC ...
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TeX Live 2023 + Ubuntu 2022.4.04 LTS + tlmgr =?

I have a new HP laptop. It's just for me; I am not a system administrator for multiple users. I wiped out Windows and replaced it with Ubuntu 22.04.4 LTS, using an ISO file from a thumb drive. Using ...
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How to install texconfig-sys?

On macOS 14, I try to configure auto-multiple-choice but it needs texconfig-sys to be installed. As I installed BasicTex with Homebrew, it does not include texconfig-sys. I wonder if it is possible to ...
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Install fonts package for LateX, LibreOffice Writer and Inkscape, etc

I was wondering if latex fonts (texlive package) will also be avaible for inkscape, Gimp, etc if I install them (I'm on ubuntu). I'm asking this because the texlive-fonts-extra package is huge and I ...
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Install MiKTeX packages copy/pasting

I don't have admin rights, getting the repository online is blocked and are not allowed to bypass it and I cannot put a USB drive on my computer. I do have MiKTeX installed (but basic so no package ...
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This required file could not be found: geometry.sty

I am trying to set up LaTeX on my PC using TeXworks. I'm trying to run the ejc-sample.tex template from the Electronic Journal of Combinatorics: https://www.combinatorics.org/ojs/index.php/eljc/about/...
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New latex installation xelatex is not working as it used to with XeTeXinterchartoks: missing characters and extra spaces

Previously, I had worked with XeTeXinterchartoks since I wanted to use a different font for uppercase letters. The code worked exactly as I wanted it to when compiling with xelatex. However, I have ...
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Latex Workshop error: Cannot find LaTeX root file

I recently changed from Windows to Ubuntu because I'm learning to code. I used to write my class assignments in LaTeX using vscode and Latex Workshop. However, I've tried to set it up in Ubuntu and I'...
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How can I install DL_thesis_v2016 package

I am working on a latex document which does give me the error of DL_thesis_v2016.sty is not found. I am not able how to fix this error and install this package to get things working. I appreciate ...
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Installing (and updating) TeXLive packages from behind a Firewall?

I downloaded & installed a minimal TeXLive 2023 on a (Windows) machine I'm working. Now, I want to install a bunch of packages. However - this machine is behind a rather nastily restrictive ...
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TeXstudio default setting saves the .pdf and auxiliary files to a different location than the .tex file on a MacBook M2 Pro

I have recently transitioned from a Windows machine to Apple silicon. I have a MacBook M2 Pro. I just installed TeXstudio on my MacBook. So, I was trying to create a document to see how it works out ...
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Can't install Texstudio 4.6.3 on my M2 MacBook Pro?

I recently transitioned from Windows to apple silicon. I have a MacBook M2 Pro. I am trying to download Texstudio 4.6.3 on my machine. However, when I double click on the downloaded Texstudio file, I ...
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bbold.sty missing whereas installed with tlmgr

I installed the package bbold using tlmgr : tlmgr install bbold and it worked fine. However, when I try to use it: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{bbold} \begin{document} $\mathbb{R}$ \end{...
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Bakoma Tex software

Bakoma Tex software has stopped its services. I purchased the latest version, but now I am unable to install a new system. How to transfer the existing BaKoMa files to a new system?
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Issues with MikTeX Distribution Download: Error Encountered during Installation

I ran the setup-5.6.1+3f4a6a7-x64.exe (MikTeX Net Installer) on my PC (Windows 10 Pro) in an attempt to download the complete MikTeX distribution (Version: 14-Oct-2023) from the source depicted in the ...
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Persistent Installation Failure of TeX Live on Windows 11

so I'm having a recurring issue while trying to install TeX Live on my Windows 11 system and am hoping to find some assistance here. A similar issue was had by 'TeX Live Installation Failure on ...
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Re-configuring Latex path after switching from distribution-provided Texlive to native Texlive

I run an Arch system and used the Texlive-distribution provided by the distribution package manager. However, now I encountered a bug and decided to switch to a native Texlive installation, which I ...
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Security Issue in TexLive: Someone changing the checksums?

Is someone tampering the checksum files of the TexLive installation on CTAN? Or is it just a server or download issue? If I download the checksum files repeatedly at the same time but using different ...
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TeXLive 2023 Installation problem - LuaTeX

I'm trying to install TeXLive 2023 on Windows 11 by clicking on the installation file install-tl-windows.exe, but get the following error messages - the script has trouble installing LuaTex and fails. ...
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New Install Problem (TeXShop)

I just bought a new Mac. So I downloaded TeXShop and tried to typeset a test file. I got this error: xelatex: Command not found. Is there something wrong with in my preface? Yes, I'm sure there's ...
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Installing specialist "metsymb" font via Tex Live Utility leads to LookupError

The metsymb package was just uploaded to CTAN. This is the final stage in a long process to include (custom) vectorial symbols in Python plots via LaTeX - and for which I already got a lot of help ...
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Can I use a different version of dvisvgm than the one bundled with TeX Live 2023?

I downloaded TeX Live 2022 using these instructions, and upgraded to TeX Live 2023 using these instructions. The dvisvgm that ends up getting installed on my system is 3.03. I want to use 3.1. Is ...
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Can you safely remove TeX Live Utility on macOS?

I use LaTeX on my Macbook through VSCode and the LaTeX workshop extension. This lets me edit my documents with a real time preview. I don't use (and have no plan to) any of the other programs that ...
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Change from TL-2019 to TL-2020

I have TL-2019 and TL-2020 both installed on my PC (Win 11). My problem is that I'm compiling my LaTeX files with TL-2019 and not with TL-2020. Please how can I remove TL-2019 and switch to TL-2020 in ...
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Avoiding bloatware TeX

In my studium I needed TeX constantly. Consequently, I installed TeXLive for Windows and didn't care much it took half an hour (OK, my computer was 20 years old) to install everyone and his uncle. (So ...
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Is it possible to use tlmgr to install required LaTeX packages in macOS 13.2

I do not want to install the full TeX Live in macOS 13.2 with an M1 chip, I just want to use this command: tlmgr install scheme-small to install only required packages with minimal disk usage. Is it ...
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VSCode Texlive / LatexWorkshop - unable to Build or Preview Latex Files (Unable to understand the previous responses to the same question)

UPDATE - Solution found With thanks to Alan I was able to resolve the issue. My two problems were. I didn't know how to set the correct paths in LaTeX Workshop on VSCode I hadn't corrrectly run the ...
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Setting Up Latex on MacOs using VSCode [duplicate]

Good afternoon everyone, I am currently resetting my mac and reinstalling everything in a clean way. I would love to have guidance here if possible. I currently installed TexLive and TextDist but now ...
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Is there a reliable guide for installing non-apt TeX Live on Ubuntu, detailing different procedures for global vs user installations?

The TeX distribution provided by apt on Ubuntu is not the latest (2023 at the time of this question). So one may want to install directly from TeX Live. At this point an important choice is whether ...
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Installation of texlive packages ubuntu 20.04

I'm kindly asking for your help. I'm trying to install texlive on Ubuntu 20.04. I tried to find information on how to install it, but I found out there are several packages: texlive-full,texlive-latex-...
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Error by installing a Package

I am using the MikTex Package Manager in order to install the emptypage package. I get the following error and I do not know what to do. MiKTeX Problem Report Message: MiKTeX encountered an internal ...
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Trojan in install-tl-windows.exe reported by Windows Defender

a colleague of mine have a strange problem with the windows installer. She downloaded the install-tl-windows.exe from https://www.tug.org/texlive/windows.html in a fresh and clean machine running ...
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Seeking step-by-step instructions to install an old version of TeX Live

The TeX Live availability page states that installing old versions of TeX Live can be done, and different versions on the same system will not conflict. It provides a link to the historic archive, but ...
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Integrating Ghostscript with TeX

Making this copy of my original question on SuperUser was closest this question could be in the intersection of the two websites. I performed the following steps: Reinstalled macOS Ventura 13.4 on ...
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File `standalone.cls' not found [duplicate]

I start with a fresh installation of Ubuntu 22. I installed pdflatex from the command line. Compiling this code \documentclass{standalone} \begin{document} Test \end{document} produces the error: ...
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Full MikTex install blocked on work machine - getting around that

I am using MikTex on a Windows 10 work machine to produce work documents. It worked fine until I tried to install package hyperref. I found I couldn't install any packages, presumably because of some ...
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Install TeXlive 2023 from DVD-USB fails

I downloaded the ISO image of TeXlive 2023 (specifically, texlive2023-20230313.iso). I also checked the SHA512 sum, and it was good. This ISO was too big to unpack onto any DVD_RW that I had on hand, ...
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Mactex mirror broken

just today I got my very first macbook (macbook air M2 base model) with Ventura 13.3. I'm a mathematician so I really need Latex asap on my computers. I was going to download mactex and then texstudio,...
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TeX Live 2023 Unknown Publisher

I downloaded the ISO of TeX Live 2023. When opening the file, the following warning comes out: I’m working on Windows 11. Should I proceed anyway regardless of the warning? Thank you!
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using latex package from github

Im new to latex, and i want to use a certain pacakage that I found on github: https://github.com/liantze/AltaCV for writing my resume. I don't understand how should i install? where do i put the ...
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Problems with Lyx and bigints

I found online that a good package to write big integrals is bigints. Despite installing it, using TexLive Shell, Lyx doesn't show any changes in the commands (but if I press "latex info" it ...
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Have installed texlive but no tlmgr follows

For example, when I enter $ tlmgr update --self $ into the terminal, I get no message back, no error, nothing, just a new line; it looks like tlmgr does not install in my OS at all. However, I have ...
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How and where to install a .cls in a minimal TexLive distribution (MacOsX)?

I have a minimum LaTeX live installation which I don't remember how it got installed. I think it was a dependency of some other program and it got automatically installed. Nevertheless, the content of ...
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TeXLive 2022 installation using CTAN texlive2022-20220321.iso; tlmgr says it is 2021 version and refuses to cooperate! [duplicate]

EDITED: A previous question to this forum by user 'mab' (texlive & tlmgr: cannot load tlmgr etc)---and particularly the answers -- do not provide any information re: how the O/S and the TeXLive ...
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texstudio-4.5.1-win-qt6.exe fails

I have TeXstudio 4.4.1 (git 4.4.1) Using Qt Version 6.4.1, compiled with Qt 6.4.1 R running on Windows 10. It works fine; I use it a lot. Last week I got the 4.5.1 upgrade message so I downloaded ...
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MikTex Net Installer Installation Failure

I get the following error, no matter which internet connection I use: "The operation could not be completed for the following reason: A connection to api2.miktex.org could not be established. ...
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Error installing texlive: fail to install media9

Tex live has been installing on my PC for a full 3h now and after all that time I got the following error message: *** PLEASE READ THIS WARNING *********************************** The following (...
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What do I do if Texlive installation does not complete? Do I have to delete the installed files and start from scratch?

I have a slow (sat.) connection. The installation ran for over half an hour and then stopped around item 234: TLUtils::install_packages: Failed to install babel-azerbaijani babel-azerbaijani will be ...
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