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Installing Texlive

Have downloaded TeX Live and stored in ~/Opstk/src/texlive/tl-20221001 with the directory being tl-20221001. How can I install to a local directory ~/Opstk/bld/texlive/2022 with perl install-tl?
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MiKTeX 2.90 installation fails but unclear why

I am trying to install MiKTeX 2.9 on a Windows 10 PC. I had a previous installation on this machine, which I believe I deleted in its entirety. The first couple of times I got error messages. One ...
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How can I include quiver's diagrams in my latex editor?

I found on this page a way to make commutative diagrams, but I'm having trouble including them in my latex editor. On the site they tell me that I must include the quiver package. But I don't know ...
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TeX compiler with written privacy policy

I have a weird question: I am working at a public high school in New Hampshire, and I can't have any software installed on my school laptop unless the tech office determines that it does not violate ...
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Error with: "brew install --cask mactex"

Input brew install --cask mactex Output You must restart your terminal window for the installation of MacTex CLI tools to take effect. Alternatively, Bash and Zsh users can run the command: eval &...
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Texstudio is not open and working

I am trying to use texStudio on windows 8, I have download texstudio-4.3.0-win-qt6.exe and install that. But when I open that then I found the error as "the procedure entry point crerated ...
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Latex package not found

I am trying to make a document. Although it's working. But when i am hovering my cursor on any package it's showing the below mentioned error. (See in the figure). How can i verify is that package ...
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I installed TeXlive through APT but I need a TeX package that I can't install individually; how do I install specific TeX packages outside APT? tlmgr?

I'm on Linux Mint 21, Ubuntu based. I installed TeXlive from apt from official repos. I need Fira Sans, but Texlive-fonts-extra is 1.5 gigabytes. I don't want to install all the fonts. How do I ...
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Fresh TexLive 2022 install: biblatex "Patching \MakeUppercase failed" error

I have just made a fresh install of TexLive 2022 following the quickinstall guide (https://tug.org/texlive/quickinstall.html) including adding the paths to their corresponding variables. I am not ...
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Configuring TinyTex to work with LyX

I decided to migrate my texlive-full installation to something more lightweight,such as TinyTex. I usually like to write documents in LyX. I ran sudo apt remove texlive-full and successfully ...
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Updating from Asymptote 2.61 to (current) 2.81

I have MacOSX Catalina (10.15.7). I'm currently using MacTeX-2022. Just today, I updated TeXShop to 4.78, the latest version. I checked (via the terminal) my version of the package Asymptote; it is 2....
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stix2.sty not found? Stix2 mathbb problem

I have recently asked a question about changing fonts in my LaTeX document (HERE) but when going to compile, it gave me errors. Provided that I installed mathalpha, which I did not have, I have ...
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TeX Live doesn't install pdflatex and texworks

After system crash I was trying to reinstall TeXLive on Windows 8.1 at home and at the same time on another computer at work with Windows 10. I was following the instructions from tug.org/texlive and ...
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how to install ucas package in macOS

today when I compile the beamer project, shows error: File `ucas.sty' not found. ^^M then I tried to install the ucas package like this in macOS 12.4, show error: ➜ ~ sudo tlmgr install ucas tlmgr: ...
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After installing TexLive from https://tug.org/texlive/windows.html on Windows 10 Pro, TexWorks is not working

The description at https://tug.org/texlive/windows.html claims Adds a TeX Live submenu of Windows’ Start menu. Entries include a GUI for TeX Live Manager and the TeXworks editor which doesn't seem ...
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installation of Asymptote 2.81 doesn't work

I have Asymptote 2.79 version and very all works fine alos with LAteX. Great. But now, with the update 2.81 version, asymptote doesn't work anymore. I find nothing on this problem to fix it (either ...
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Automate packages install from list in portable miktex installation

I am trying to update an automated script for the creation of a portable miktex installation with specific packages. I can't get it to install the packages. I have a file packes.txt that contains all ...
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tlmgr tells me my Local TeXLive (2019) is older than remote repository (2022) despite running TeXLive version 2022

Hellou I'm running Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS x86_64. I previously had a TeXLive 2019 install on my machine via apt. But because of a problem with tlmgr (the Native TeXLive manager) concerning incompatible ...
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Message "Retrying to install: <package_name>.win32 The system cannot find the path specified" when installing TeXLive on windows 10

I got the following type of messages for some packages when I installed texlive 2022 today on my Windows 10: Retrying to install: metafont.win32[143k] The system cannot find the path specified. TLPDF::...
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Truly portable (USB) install of Texlive?

I always use LaTeX on different computers, so I hope to install a LaTeX system on a USB drive. I tried to install the LaTeX Portable on my USB drive, then I insert it into another computer, but I ...
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Updating TEXINPUTS from texmf.cnf file on Debian

I'm on Debian bullseye & would like to include new folders for Latex to search tex & figures files in. I'd like to set this via TEXINPUTS system-wide in texmf.cnf & not by the environment ...
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Error with: "brew install --cask basictex"

How to solve this error, when typing "brew install --cask basictex" from a Mac's terminal? Input MyName-MacBook-Pro:~ namesurname$ brew install --cask basictex Output (including the Error): ...
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installing labbook template or package with chronological + experiment indices

So I have started the research for my Masters thesis and I would like to keep an electronic lab book in LaTex. I am using texlive and tex studio for writing. I have discovered a labbook package on ...
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Installing revtex4-2 assistance (in MiKTeX)

I use MiKTeX and TeXstudio, and I'm trying to install REVTeX. As I'm not tech savvy, I'm having difficulties, and whenever I have searched online for help, all the answers are written presupposing ...
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Xelatex does not work

Is it essential to install latex via virtual drive? I cannot install by virtual drive, because after installation some packages, the following error appears every time: I install the latex by this ...
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Manually installing culmus

I am trying to understand better how to install the culmus package on a Mac OS X system with TeX Live (and not MikTeX). I downloaded the non-executable format of this fonts bundle (found here under &...
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Installing and switching to new distribution

I installed the new texlive 2022 distribution and removed the old 2021 texlive distribution with tlmgr uninstall --all (after verifying I was on the right distribution with tex version and it returned ...
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siunitx.sty not found, local package repository for offline installation of MiKTeX

I try to create a offline repository for a MiKTeX installation. I have around 30 packages inside the repo and the only one which is not working is siunitx. I added the following files for siunitx to ...
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No biber executable but tlmgr claims it's installed

I am currently setting up a hosted VM to build my own little personal cloud. The VM is running ubuntu server 20.04 on an aarch64 platform. I would like to synchronize my .tex files with it and have ...
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Texlive uninstall blocked by local packages installed with tllocalmgr. Solution?

I'd like to remove texlive installed using pacman for its vanilla version. As I installed some packages with tllocalmgr, those packages block texlive desinstallation using pacman: $ sudo texhash ...
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Does someone have an old miktex install ISO, including packages for Windows? Updating miktex caused to not compile

I don't know if someone has an outdated miktex ISO for windows, including packages, because when I updated miktex to its latest version, it caused errors in my documents, which don't compile anymore. ...
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Should TeXLive installation take 21+ hours? (Windows)

First of all, this is not really a question but rather a comment to specify / add to the following question: Should TeXLive installation take 17+ hours? (Windows) I downloaded the iso. Download went ...
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tex4ebook texlive installation failure on cygwin on windows

I am trying to give tex4ebook or make4ht a try, but I get the following messages on my console. $ tex4ebook lsdas15f /usr/bin/tex4ebook:6: module 'lapp-mk4' not found: no field package.preload[...
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How to verify install-tl-windows.exe binary

How does one verify the integrity of the install-tl-windows.exe TeXLive installation binary? Is there a PGP/GPG signature, or some listing of hashes for the various binaries? I don't like to run ...
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Re-installing corrupted TeX Live binaries

I somehow corrupted my texlive binaries and started to get cannot execute binary file errors. I want to reinstall only the binaries so I don't have to install all 7Gb of texlive again. When I run perl ...
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mpm.ini - the configuration file is not signed

There was a similar thread a year ago that led nowhere. I installed miktex as administrator (win10, x64) from the texcol2021-DVD on a computer not connected to the internet. When I try to install an ...
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How can I customize the directory of my own style files for latex on MAC-OS? [duplicate]

I couldn't find any satisfying solution to this problem I had for years so I finally decided to ask it myself. I want to create a folder outside the usual latex directories (e.g. /Users/myname/Dropbox/...
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`sudo apt install texlive-lang-cyrillic` breaks existing fonts & packages

My LaTeX install was working fine. Then someone told me to run apt install texlive-lang-cyrillic to allow me to use XCharter. Now, some packages appear missing like authblk: LaTeX Error: File 'authblk....
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LaTeX distributor and editor downloaded, not showing there is a LaTeX distributor on my system

I am new to LaTeX and am trying to use it to create lecture notes in my mathematics lectures. Specifically, my problem has become that TeXStudio is showing that there are no LaTeX distributions on my ...
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Installation failed TeX Live 2021 on Windows 10 - Decompression error

I am trying to install TeX Live 2021 on my windows 10 computer (x64). I have downloaded the install-tl.zip archive from https://tug.org/texlive/acquire-netinstall.html I unzipped it and then ran ...
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How to configure TexLive to use a full Perl distribution instead of the included minimal Perl setup?

How do you configure TexLive to use a full distribution of Perl, (like Strawberry Perl), instead of the minimal version that is included? Especially important is how to specify this if you have ...
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texlive incompatible version

I am trying to install TexLive 2019 by: Download install-tl-unx.tar.gz from http://tug.org/texlive/pkginstall.html gunzip install-tl-unx.tar.gz tar -xf install* ./install-tl --no-verify-downloads ...
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TeX Live on Lubuntu

How come there is no information on the internet on how to install the latest TeX Live version on the latest Lubuntu version? Or even earlier versions? There is only information on Ubuntu installation....
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Problem installing MacTex2021 on osx 10.13.6 (High Sierra)

I want to install MacTex2021 on an unsupported MacOS version, 10.13.6 (High Sierra), because I don't want to give up only old MacBook 2009 ... Any help is appreciated. I follow the instructions on ...
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Two errors when trying to do pdfteXify in WinEdt 9.1 (same error in TeXWorks) on new laptop

It seems many people have issues similar to mine, but none of the solutions I found & tried fixed my issues. I have a new (to me) laptop running Windows 10 Enterprise 2015 LTSB. I installed the ...
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New TEXLIVE install, pdflatex working but packages not found

I'm embarassed by this but but it all resulted from me putting my Ubuntu OS into a coma. I got a new PC with Windows 10 and Ubuntu (linux) installed as dual operating systems. I rarely use Windows but ...
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.dll Error related to MikTeX

I recently installed Basic Miktex installer and then texstudio. When I ran some already existing .tex file, it showed the error 'mathtools.sty not found'. I couldn't see any local repository option to ...
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How do I install TeX Live on GNU/Linux without installing every package?

Following the quickinstall instructions and running perl install-tl begins downloading all 4000+ CTAN packages. I've tried this on both Arch and Debian GNU/Linux. Is there a way I can get a minimal ...
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Cannot fix: ! LaTeX Error: File `pdflscape.sty' not found

I am using tinytex, Windows 10, R Studio install.packages("tinytex") tinytex::install_tinytex() and keep seeing the following error when I try to run a .Rmd file which contains \usepackage{...
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A complete standalone TeX installer, that comes along with all the TeXLive or CTAN packages in format EXE for Windows

I have checked two questions before: Offline Installation: How to install a full TeX distribution in an offline computer? TeXLive 2016 for Windows The bank, where I work as a software engineer, does ...

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