Questions tagged [installing]

{installing} is for questions regarding the installation of (La)TeX or any editor or other tool related to (La)TeX.

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Texstudio Compilation error. please advise [on hold]

Trying to compile a document but getting the this error: Could not start build &view: PdfLaTex: "C:///Programs/MikTex2.9/miktex/bin/x64/pdflatex.exe" -synctex=1- interaction=nonstopmode "doc ".tex
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texstudio installation problem [on hold]

I 'm using Windows 10 Pro and I want to install TeXstudio 2.12.16. I download the exe file from here, I start installation, but a few time later I get this error message: If I select "Ματαίωση" (...
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How to install texlive from DVD onto a 32bit linux machine?

I have just received the TeX Collection 2019 DVD and tried to use it to install texlive on a 32bit linux PC. The installer said something along the lines that no binary was available for my system and ...
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Biber missing libcrypt.so.1 library on Fedora

Since upgrading my Fedora system, biber no longer runs. It complains that it cannot find the shared library libcrypt.so.1.
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How to install Kile in Windows?

I've been searching how to install Kile in Windows. I've seen many options but none of them works. Any ideas or suggestions? I use Linux and is easy to install and use Kile, but I need it for my job ...
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How does one install a package like amstex onMiKTeX

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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Download MiKTeX + all packages [duplicate]

I would like to know where I could find an installer for MiKTeX embedding all existing LaTeX packages (if it exists). I am going to install LaTeX on a computer which will not ever be connected to ...
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Texlive 2019 install failed

When I am open the install-tl-advanced.bat and install-tl-windows.bat, I will get the information like the picture below. How can I fix the issue?
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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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How to install Arial in TeX Live 2019 in Windows 8.1 (64 Bit)

I hope someone has the kindness and endurance to help me out with installing uarial in TeX Live, I would be really grateful for that. I have tried so much for a few days now and for me it is quite ...
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Preparing a latex installer to ship the reporting system

I have prepared a simple report making system that uses Latex to prepare all the reports. It is a simple system that prepares a 15 page report by reading a CSV file. I want to ship the system. I don'...
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MiKTeX Setup Wizard ignores --user-install

I am trying to set up a MiKTeX installation for Multiple Users on the same PC (OS: Windows 10), where the user installed packages get installed into a shared directory. On MiKTeX Documentation there ...
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TeX Live installation: specify just the scheme on the command line?

I'm trying to make a bash script to install TeX Live on CentOS (as part of provisioning in Vagrant). I want scheme=small but don't need any other options (I'll run tlmgr install to add a few more ...
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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 the pdfpages package? [duplicate]

I need a step-by-step (very simple like myself) instructions on how to install the pdfpages package. It's taken me time to figure out I didn't have the package. Now I've found and downloaded it... but ...
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TeXLive installation on usb drive for dual boot

How can I succesfully install texlive on my USB hard drive? I try to install texlive with debian on a USB harddrive for dual-boot usage. Therefore I change the installation properties: the path is ...
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minimal installation of pdflatex and xelatex on alpine (docker)

I want to make a docker image with a minimal installation of pdlatex and xelatex. I want the ability to manually install the packages I need (e.g. fontawesome) Because I'm trying to be minimal, I ...
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Package detection without installation in MiKTeX

Lately I've been using a Weirdindows machine, in which I installed MiKTeX. Finding my way through its automatic package installer I noticed that if I check the existence of a package file which I know ...
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Is it possible to install MiKTeX or TeX Live on Windows using portable version as a local repository?

Assume there is a computer running Windows 7+. I have an external drive with a bunch of portable programs, among which there happen to be two directories with complete portable versions of MiKTeX and ...
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installation issue

i am unable to install MiKTex net installer. I could download setup file. When I run the setup file, installation directory is sought. When I select a directory and proceed it gives a warning "invalid ...
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ConTeXt Standalone install with modules flag fails on Mac OS

I am trying to install ConTeXt Standalone on MacOS (Mojave, 10.14.5) using the instructions at Context Garden's Mac install page. Everything goes fine until the last big step. When I use sh ./first-...
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Why shouldn't I use getnonfreefonts to install additional fonts? Why shouldn't I use updmap when installing or removing fonts?

This question and answer is a response to a request from Joseph Wright. Why shouldn't I use getnonfreefonts to install additional fonts? Why shouldn't I use updmap when installing or removing fonts? ...
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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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Is it possible to install ConTeXt on Windows without admin rights?

Well, the title says all. On contextgarden it is written: NOTE: You will need admin rights to your Windows to manage the installation process. If you don't have that, get somebody who does. Is ...
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LyX installation error- text class not found- 'Reconfigure' or 'use without latex' option coming

I use win-7, 64 bit. I downloaded lyx bundle 2.1.4 packaged along with miktex 2.9. After installation, when I ran the program , a pop-up appears saying- 'lyx: no textclass found'. In detail, it tells- ...
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MiKTeX: […] does not seem to be a local package repository [duplicate]

I used MiKTeX 2.9 on windows. I have downloaded a package I want to install from the internet (manually, not through MiKTeX). The archive (*.lmza) containing the package was saved to a directory on my ...
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Migrating LaTeX (MiKTeX 2.9) from one computer to another

I have an old computer (Windows XP Pro x64) with LaTeX (MiKTeX 2.9) installed and setup as I want it. I have a new computer (same operating system), and I want to be able to transfer MiKTeX to the new ...
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How should one maintain and update a MiKTeX installation?

Every once in a while after updating MiKTeX, the installation gets into an inconsistent state. This might be a problem with the packages (an example is described in this question), but sometimes ...
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Installing a .sty package in MiKTeK

I've spent two days trying to install manually the cite.sty package in MiKTeX when nothing worked except putting it in the same directory as my .tex file. I run windows. I found the MiKTeX options (...
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A suggestion as to set xy-pic as GUI into WinEdt

With this question I don't know the procedure how to install into WinEdt editor the GUI interface for the Xy-Pic diagrams. Thanks to everyone for a help. I have read the instructions here http://...
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How to install syntax highlight package minted on Windows 7?

I followed the instruction from this link: http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/minted/ Firstly, I install Python 2.7, then create a folder named Scripts in the directory: C:\...
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What is wrong with my packages?

I wanted to use these two packages: listings matlab-prettifier to write code and highlight it like in Matlab and insert it in my pdf. I added the packages like this: \usep­a­ck­age{list­ings} \...
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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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How to upgrade 'biblatex' properly?

I use TeXLive 2012 under Ubuntu 12.10. I would like to upgrade biblatex to the latest version (2.3). I tried the following: download and unpack .tar.gz from https://github.com/plk/biblatex/downloads ...
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How to install LaTeXML in Windows?

Can someone please provide a step by step instruction to how to install and use LaTeXML in Windows? I reached their official site for instructions but couldn't understand any. Any help will be ...
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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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Expl3 and recent xparse on overleaf: No expl3 loader detected

I'm currently writting a library that requires a recent xparse (to have the +b option for environments). Unfortunately, my computer does not have such recent xparse, so I downloaded the package here, ...
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User mode install of TeXLive on a Mac

My university decided to not give admin privileges automatically. So I thought I will try installing it in user mode on the university provided Mac (Mojave). I installed TexLive 2019 (option -gui -...
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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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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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Disable “Package Installation” dialogue on MiKTeX

I wish to provide a setup script to my colleagues which sets up a working MiKTeX environment. Installation is done in 'basic' mode without admin privileges -- so far using the registry: miktexsetup --...
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File no longer compiles; missing packages

Recently, I've encountered errors compiling tex files using XeLaTeX in Sublime Text. I've compiled these same files earlier before without any major errors. I can't recall making any major changes to ...
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File `dsfont.sty' not found

I am having some troubles to install dsfont in TexStudio. Reading some other discussions, I tried to go to MikTex 2.9 package manager (admin) and install doublestroke but it did not work. In fact ...
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Offline Installation: How to install a full TeX distribution in an offline computer?

As I understand it, a snapshot of the MiKTeX/TeXlive is available on CTAN mirrors. How do I install a complete (with all packages) TeX distribution on an offline computer (without Internet) ? Is ...
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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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2 installations of latex and lyx

(o.s windows 10 64 bit) today I've installed lyx 2.3.1 from a hebrew website. now the installation didnt find my current miktex installation (which is in program files folder) so it automatically ...
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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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Problem installing miktex tools bundle

I am trying to do page layout with miktex 2.9 (auctex front end) and am having trouble installing the tools package (in order to use the multicol environment). The hangup right now is that there is ...
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Plotting functions on IPE

IPE Drawing Tool is a free open source software for graphing. It follows friendly with TeX programming and writing, and that's when my question comes along. I've been trying, for a few days now, to ...
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“I can't write on file …” when installing class from a .ins file [duplicate]

I'm trying to install the elsarticle class manually on MiKTeX 2.9 (Windows) from the .ins file. However, when I type latex .\elsarticle.ins, I get the following: This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2....