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New installation – TeX editor says: “Error: Could not start the command”

I just downloaded and installed Texmaker. I've never used any (La)TeX before. When I click the Run button with an arrow next to "Quick build" I get an error saying "Could not start the command". Why? ...
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Why is getting the bare minimum set up to get started with using LaTeX such a heavy process?

I want to make notes on math lectures using LaTeX (inspired by this blog post) and I've not really used the tech before. What I've done before is using Google Docs and its insert equation ...
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All document classes installed with lyx are unavailable to use

After installing Lyx on my new laptop running Windows 10, there are no document classes available to use. Do I have to download a document class collection maybe or how would I fix this issue?
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texlive 2016 installation process can't find kpsewhich, but the file exists

My texlive installation seems not to be working, but in a weird way. Here is the last bit copied from the log that was generated. I'm installing from install-tl-20170413 onto Ubuntu 16.04. The ...
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spawn latexmk enoent error [closed]

I installed texlive on my ubuntu 18.04 machine, and I want to use VS code as my editor of choice for LaTeX. I added the PATH variable that the installation gave me to by ~/.bashrc by sticking the ...
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How does one install a package like amstex on MiKTeX

I want to use amstex in my MiKTeX on my Mac. I cannot find any instructions on how to install any package. Are there instructions? If not, how is it done.
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Trying to install esint package

I am trying to install the esint package for latex to allow me to use symbols such as the double closed integral (\oiint). I have downloaded the zip archive from ctan, and extracted it. In the ...
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Download and installation of LaTex for Linux Ubuntu [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu and I want to download and install LaTeX, what should I choose and where can I find it? Thanks.
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Error installing latest version of TeX Live on Windows 10

I've searched around but none of the "fixes" I've found have worked (running installer .bat manually, alternate mirrors, etc). Any help or other resources would be greatly appreciated. Every time I ...
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How to install a package on texlive? [windows 7]

How to install a package on windows 7? I want to install the following packages for texlive: graphicx graphics subcaption float also, is there a way to see a list of the packages I have installed on ...
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Undefined control sequence in the Siunitx sty file

I get this error each time i use siunitx. I am using siunitx version 2.7s, with miktex and texworks on PC. % !TEX TS-program = pdflatexmk %% \documentclass[a4paper,11pt,twoside]{report} \usepackage[...
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After installing media9 install I get \prg_generate_conditional_variant:Nnn etc as undefined control sequence

I have attempted to install media9 and seem to have done it as per https://gitlab.com/agrahn/media9 then I have included some videos in a latex/beamer document but on compile I get Undefined control ...
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Installing packages on TeXstudio

I use TeXstudio on Windows. I tried to use some symbols from the wasysym package and it wrote to me "'wasysym.sty' not found". So I decided to install this package. The problem is that when I go to ...
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Unable to use pdftex-quiet package

I'm trying to use the pdftex-quiet package from the command line. It is correctly installed also and comes with TexLive 2019. But I am not able to use it and get the error message 'pdftex-quiet' is ...
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How can I manually install a package on MiKTeX (Windows)

I'm new to LaTeX, investigating using it for some work projects. I'm using MiKTeX on Windows. My employer's locked-down network blocks the application's automatic installation function. I can take ...
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How install test version of package for MacTeX?

The babel maintainer has suggested that I try an as-yet unreleased version to see if it removes an incompatibility with another package. I downloaded the requisite files. If I use latex babel.ins, ...
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Cannot install packages in MikTex or Texmaker

I'm using MikTex 2.9 and TexMaker, recently installed it on my laptop. I find myself unable to install packages manually on Miktex, nor can I install them when using the command \usepackage{} (I have ...
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A connection to api2.miktex.org could not be established

I ran Miktex Net Installer, chose Download Miktex then clicked Next, chose complete and then the following popped up I have not been able to fix this up to now, so I cannot use Net Installer. Can ...
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TeX Live 2019 install hangs, want to resume

I have installed various implementations of TeX countless times over the years. I know it can be difficult. But the problem I have now is maddening. I am running on fiber internet, gig up gig down. ...
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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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Install packages on cygwin

I use latex for cygwin, installed by the cygwin setup GUI. How can I install other missing package? For example i haven't tikz... I've to manually install it or there is a better solution?
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TeXnicCenter & MiKTeX – “directory where the executable is located”?

I have a 64-bit System running Windows 7. I installed MiKTeX and then tried to install the TeXnicCenter editor. All went well until I clicked on the TeXnicCenter icon on my desktop and was asked ...
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The installation of TeXLive Full failed on Windows 8

I installed the install-tl-windows.exe for Windows available here and run as administrator, then appeared the following warning: I tried install the full package of TeX Live, but I have the following ...
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Beamer theme .sty not found [duplicate]

I want to use this beamer theme in offline Miktex software. But when I run the whole file it shows that ! LaTeX Error: File `beamerthemeAir.sty' not found How can I solve this problem ? How can I ...
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Single-user TeXLive installation via GUI

I have TeXLive 2017 installed on Ubuntu under ~/.local/texlive/2017 (the canonical single-user equivalent of /usr/local/), and would like to do the same for the 2018 version. I've always used the "...
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Installing problem: API error 193

I've been trying to install basic miktex but at the end of install process, I am always ended up with an error detailed by the following log file: C:\ProgramData\MiKTeX\2.9\miktex\log\initexmf_admin....
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Trouble installing MiKTeX 2.9 on Windows 10

I have PC with fresh install of Windows 10. I am now trying to install the version of MiKTeX 2.9, but am running into same installation problem. The install starts fine (Net install, basic install, ...
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Some packages not recognised by TexStudio

Some of my packages are not recognised by TexStudio (examples: pdfpages, mathtools, ramsstyle and so on), but most of the packages I use are recognised. I have installed all of these packages with ...
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“skipping, looped directory detected” messages in installation log file

The log file for my Miktex installation, mkfntmap.log has many ominous messages, such as "skipping, looped directory detected", "not cleaning non-existent cache directory", and other "skipping..." ...
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Trying to manually install tikz-cd on MikTex

So for some reason I have to install the Tikz-cd package manually. I followed the first two answers of this question. The one that got me closest to the finish line is the second answer. I followed ...
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How do I find out which paths my (La)TeX installation checks looking for packages (on a Linux system)?

I know that I can check from where one particular package would be called, using kpsewhich <packagename>.sty and that if I want a custom package, I usually have to put it in the same folder as ...
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LaTeX cannot find installed packages

It seems that I have two installations of TeXlive, one of which is more updated. When I run latex, it seems to search packages inside the old installation. How can I direct latex to look for the ...
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How do I install TeX/LaTeX on Windows

I am new to TeX/LaTeX. How do I install TeX on Windows (7)? It seems that there are many different implementations, so which one is best for my OS?
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Unable to install TeX package in Ubuntu 18.04

I am using Pop!_os 18.04 LTS (which is based on Ubuntu 18.04) and I am trying to get program to run which makes heavy use of LaTeX. I am using the MiKTeX package manager to install the TeX packages ...
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After a completed TeX Live installation on Linux: how can I run just the “Create symlinks to standard directories” option?

On CentOS 7 I have installed TeX Live 2019 via CLI by running install-tl from an ISO image. This install was identified as x86_64-linux and finished successfully. Now, I want to activate the symlinks ...
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Auto Package download for TeXLive

I use MiKTeX on Windows and quite satisfied with it. Recently I started switching all my tasks toward open-source alternatives, and in the course I would love to use Linux. In Linux TeXLive is ...
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Minimal TeXLive installation

I'm building a script for a CI to get a docker image with minimal distribution of Texlive possible, I specifically want to avoid pulling 5 Gb of texlive-full everytime I need this docker image. Right ...
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Error while reinstalling MikTeX

I had installed MikTeX with "only for me" option and it was running fine. However I needed a "for all user" for it to work with some other app. Therefore I attemeted to uninstall MiKTex and reinstall ...
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Error Asymptote when compilling file ?

I try install program Asymptote at My computer and i follow all instructions from this, when i am compile my file like this : \documentclass[12pt]{article} % Use this form to include EPS (latex) or ...
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LaTeX Commands Directories are not set

I have installed LaTeX using proTeXt for learning purpose as I have to use it in near future. After I want to save a newly created file several pop-ups appear in sequence which states the some ...
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Error: TexStudio “Could not start command”

I just installed TeXstudio 2.5.2 and compiled the following \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \end{document} but I get this error Error: Could not start the command: "/usr/texbin/pdflatex" -...
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“ command tex not found ” but I actually put the path into environment

I'm fresh in linux, don't know why this happened
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tlmgr updating from outdated mirror

I sometimes run into a problem with updating with tlmgr if the mirror that is automatically selected is behind compared to the mirror from which the previous update was done (if I wait for a package ...
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What makes up each TeX Live install-tl scheme?

Is there a way to find out what is installed in each of the possible installation schemes? For example basic scheme just says (plain and latex) and medium scheme is (small + more packages and ...
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MiKTeX Package installation does not work on-the-fly, but works manually via MiKTeX Console [closed]

I just installed MiKTeX and TeXstudio and tried to compile a finished document with lots of different packages. When I installed MiKTeX, I set the option to always install missing packages on-the-fly ...
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Not able to uninstall MiKTeX after an interrupted deinstallation

I have unfortunately interrupted the uninstallation process and now I am not able to deinstall the MiKteX from my computer. I get the following message: I went to the C directory and deleted all the ...
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Installation of teXlive on Windows fails

I tried to install TeXlive on my laptop running Windows 10. Installing [3110/3342, time/total: 01:23:03/01:29:44]: udesoftec [618k] Installing [3111/3342, time/total: 01:23:05/01:29:45]: ...
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which should I install, protext or texlive?

I am a new member to TUG. But several years ago I used Latex and liked it very much. Now I would like to get back into it and not sure whether I should install protext or texlive. I think I'd like ...
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missing file from the package symbol

I'm using TeXworks for writing a book in LaTex based on a Springer Template. During the first test of their sample, TeXworks asked me to install fonts\type1\urw\symbol\usyr.pfb as it is missing from ...
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How to uninstall TeX Live 2019 on Windows 10?

Each online installation of TeX Live 2019 is an utter failure. In each and every attempt I’m left with an incomplete install. With each subsequent retry the installer warns against [re-]installing in ...