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How to prevent Fedora 28's texlive packager interfering with my freedom to maintain a vanilla installation of TeX Live?

This is essentially a follow-up to earlier questions concerning the procedure for installing vanilla TeX Live from upstream on a GNU/Linux system. Part of that process involves the installation of a ...
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MacTex Vs TexLive Installation

I have downloaded TexLive 2015 DVD, and it appears that Linux Commands can be used to install TexLive. I went to the TexLive website, and they suggest using the MacTex Distribution which agains is a ...
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MikTeX Deployment for multiple users

We use mainly MikTeX/pdflatex 2.9. I'm wondering if the deployment scheme we have here is really the best. The way we deploy is as follows: Create a miktex 2.9 System with required packages for our ...
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non-root non-sudo installation not working; how to install-tl using custom --profile?

I'm trying to install TeX Live in my home directory in Ubuntu 12.04, where I don't have sudo rights. I'm installing from the Live CD. But install-tl always wants to install in /usr/local/bin and ...
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Can I make install-tl write an installation profile without actually installing?

The question is in the title, really. I want to prepare several installation profiles for use on Travis (skipping compiled documentation, fonts, etc.), but I can't figure a way to do this without ...
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Error running install-tl "profile key for collection-basic must be 0 or 1, not: 1"

I'm getting a very weird error trying to build texlive from scratch inside a Docker using a custom profile, mind you this exact code used to work, but after some updates to the texlive installer I get ...
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differing checksums problem when installing TexLive2018

I am trying to install TexLive 2018 running sudo ./install-tl but I get a problem TLUtils::check_file: removing /tmp/edGCyjp_NY/sG1bxDft5t/biber.x86_64-linux.tar.xz, checksums differ: TLUtils::...
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pdflatex, installing a font, working on one machine, not on the other

I have two MacBooks, one for work, one for myself, both running the up to date OS and MacTeX 2018. On one machine (it's half a year older and had MacTeX2017 before, but I only did the following with ...
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Set PATH to use the current TeX Live bin directory

I run Ubuntu 16.04. I want to run update-tlmgr-latest.sh on my machine (cf. The underlying problem farther down for details about that), but before I do this, https://www.tug.org/texlive/tlmgr.html ...
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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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How can I update a dummy RPM package to satisfy the dependencies for vim-latex on Fedora 24?

I have installed TeX Live 2016 on a box running Fedora 24. When using Fedora previously, I installed a dummy texlive package which enabled me to install editors etc. without needing to install Fedora'...
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Can arara rules be accessed from a portable source?

Sort of a continuation of this question: Where do the local arara rules live under windows?... I use LaTeX on just about every computer I use, and since I am constantly bouncing between work and ...
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Install MacTex under /opt/TexLive

Has anyone tried to install MacTex under locations other than /usr/local/TexLive, such as /opt/TexLive? I'm not sure how I can do it. I didn't find a way to relocate the directory in the installer.
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LaTeX installation: latex not playing nice (at all)

So i've been trying for a long, long time to install and use latex on my mac. I started, about a year ago, by installing MacTeX: it didn't work then. I was given a sample file by a colleague and the ...
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How to increase TeX memory for LaTeX in TeX Live on Windows?

How to increase TeX memory for (pdf)LaTeX in TeX Live on windows (7)? I found a lot of usefull instructions to increase the TeX memory on linux systems or with MikTeX on Windows, but I still miss a ...
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How to I properly setup LaTeX Workshop in VSCode with WSL2

I am completely lost. I have installed TeXLive on windows 10 and with TeXworks I'm able to use the packages stmaryrd, physics, and mathtools along with the normal ams packages. However the second I ...
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New TeXLive installation and default distribution folder

I just installed TeXLive 2021 on a Windows 10 system where TL2020 was installed. The installation was slow but went well. Once it was done, I clicked too fast on the last dialog box that may have had ...
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TexLive 2020 install failure on Windows 10 machine

I recently tried to install the latest version of TexLive2020 on my Windows 10 computer from DVD. However, the installation was interrupted for some reason and failed. I have deleted the main ...
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Installing tex 2020 from the iso: Can't locate TeXLive/TLUtils.pm in @INC (you may need to install the TeXLive::TLUtils module)

When I try to install texlive 2020 from the iso 20200406 I found two problems 1) for some inexplicable reason the first line of install-tl is !/usr/bin/env perl instead of #!/usr/bin/env perl....
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Can I safely move the LaTeX doc folder in Linux from the distribution folder to the local texmf/ folder?

Latex's documentation is quite big and I am now running out of space on / . I have the main Latex installation under / , where I have a folder ../texmf-dist/doc/ which is quite big. I have space ...
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Texlive 2019 installation issue

I have an issue installing Texlive 2019 on windows 10. After the initial parameters setting, the installation begin, but fail at the first package untar. the last time I tried the -gui text parameter ...
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setting up lualatex paths with local texlive

I have two installations of texlive: the one provided by my distro (gentoo linux) and the "full" texlive distribution installed to a subdirectory of /home/[user]/. I'm working on a project that ...
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! LaTeX Error: File `siunitx.sty' not found

While compiling a document I get ! LaTeX Error: File `siunitx.sty' not found. But there is this file on the system: locate siunitx.sty /usr/local/texlive/2017/texmf-dist/tex/latex/lwarp/lwarp-...
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TexLive Installation fails on amstex, cannot create symlink

I'm trying to install TexLive on GNU/Linux on x86_6 but the installation fails with the following comment: Installing [0095/3495, time/total: 00:22/13:41]: amstex.x86_64-linux [1k] tar: bin/x86_64-...
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Installing mtpro2 with mactex on os x sierra

I'm trying to install mtpro2 fonts. I followed directions on http://www.pctex.com/kb/74.html Here's what happened. Any suggestions? Brians-iMac:~ brianhons$ sudo texhash Password: texhash: ...
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How to programmatically uninstall unsused packages in ProTeXt?

The TeX distribution for Windows ProTeXt comes with a full installation similar to TeXlive. In a regular document one never uses all packages from the repositories. Therefore my question is, how can ...
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I'm not able to make use of cjk package for korean language

I have written a table of all the consonant/vowel combinations in korean and noticed that I needed a package in order to show them. So now I'm trying to use the cjk package and I've seen that I should ...
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Installation does not complete, cannot connect to server

I'm installing MikTex 2.9 (basic-miktex-2.9.6236-x64 from miktex.org) on a Windows 7 64-bit OS, it simply does not complete installation neither reports an error code - i.e. installation continues ...
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Installing MinionPro on Ubuntu 16.04

I am trying to install the 'MinionPro' font to be used with LaTeX on Ubuntu 16.04. I downloaded the files and followed instructions from here. I am having trouble with section 7: 7) Add the line ...
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Unable to uninstall MikTeX from Windows 10

On my Windows 10 machine, I went to Control panel-->Uninstall a Program. And went through following Wizard screens but nothing happens. The MiKTeX is still there. I need to uninstall it and then do ...
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How do I install a new package not part of the standard repository in TeXLive?

I'm trying to install the eqexam package in windows 8. I followed all the installation instructions as noted in https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Installing_Extra_Packages. But I still can't include ...
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How to do clean reinstall?

After updating with the package manager, I can't compile any more, because I get the error "amsmath.sty not found". I'd like to do a complete new install of MiKTeX. I did an uninstall using Windows,...
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Classicthesis + texlive fresh install

I have been using TeX Live on Ubuntu 14.04 and the package classicthesis with no problems until now. I have recently reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 and TeX Live with it. I followed the guide on how to ...
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How to install cyrtimes.sty for Texmaker with installed texlive-full at Linux Mint (Ubuntu)

I had some troubles with TeX packages installation for my minimal configuration, so I decided to install texlive-full. After that I can't build my document anymore because of missed very basic package ...
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Installing the emerald font on TeX Live 2015

I got a new machine and put TeX Live on it, the version you get from tug.org. Now I need to compile a document that uses the emerald font. I feel like I have tried everything. The font seems to be ...
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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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MacTex installation on MacBook pro w/ OSX 10.9.5

After a OSX system reinstallation from scratch, I try to reinstall also MacTex. The new installation stops at the initial stage of package verification with the error: WindowServer[112]: [cps/...
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Problem in MikTex while I'm installing mh package

I'm trying to install mh package with MikTex Package Manager in windows. When I try to install it, i find thid error: Unknown archive file size. What is the problem? I've installed also other ...
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Installing TexLive on tmpfs/RAM

I've head that installing TexLive on a ramdisk (i.e. tmpfs for Linux) could make it run faster, especially for LuaTeX. I want to try it and see as I have 16GB of memory, just in case, and I'll report ...
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Update PGF2.10 to 3.0 with tlmgr

I want to update tikz pgf package from 2.10 version to 3. I tried hard but couldn't make tlmgr to update it. There seems some proxy issue with tlmgr. I tried the solution provided here https://www.tug....
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Installing TexLive with custom-maked binaries

I'm going to install TexLive2014 with my own-compiled binaries (with shared libs). 0. I have read this: https://www.tug.org/texlive/doc/tlbuild.html https://www.tug.org/texlive/build.html https://...
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tkz-euclide.sty not found

I'm very new to LaTex. I'm trying to complile a document that contains the following: \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{tkz-euclide} \usetkzobj{all} I'm getting tkz-euclide.sty not found. I'm on ...
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Emacs 24 with AUCTeX in Ubuntu 13.10

I installed AUCTeX from the Emacs package manager. Then I configured it by typing ./configure OPTIONS. It doesn't complain and I typed make and make install. I tried to open a simple LaTeX document. ...
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Troubles with TeX Live 2009 and 2013

Well, before Christmas I was updating some software in my Ubuntu 12.04 installation, where I have happily installed TeX Live 2013 since last summer (I did it from an ISO image downloaded from the CTAN)...
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MacTeX-2013 didn't install TeXLive 2013

I deleted my old TeXLive 2012 from my Mac (10.5.8). I downloaded the new MacTeX package and installed it successfully. TeXLive is found on directory usr/local/texlive/2013 BUT the GUI application is ...
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How to fix set the environment variable Asymptote Ghostscript?

I have problem about install Asymptote and I fail to running file .asy like this error: How to fix location specifies the of Ghostscript and there are simple way to fix it ?
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How to add new fonts to MacTeX 2013

I know how to install the three adobe fonts: MinionPro, MyriadPro and MnSymbol in a Mac (OS 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 and 10.9) where MacTeX 2010 is already installed. This can be done following the steps: ...
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I had an install error and all of the default layout/class files are missing. How do I fix this?

During the installation process there was an error and it seems that none of the default class layouts are available. I have tried looking at the LyX wiki but it seems that only user made layouts are ...
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ConTeXt SciTE tries to open sumatrapdf by default

I just installed SciTE and ConTeXt on windows using the directions from this website http://wiki.contextgarden.net/Windows_Installation:_ConTeXt_Suite_with_SciTe And it appears everything works but ...
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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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