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How to install LyX with already installed Texlive distribution?

I’m pretty new to LaTex and so on, and I would like to install LyX with my already installed, up-to-date Texlive distribution. The issue is that when I do the following command on Ubuntu 20.04 sudo ...
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How to install new packages in texlive?

I am pretty new to latex and texlive. I want to install the novel class from this CTAN repository, but I can’t figure it out. when I try installing it with the tlmgr command such as tlmgr install /...
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What is Texlive?

I’ve looked on the internet for multiple hours, but I can’t get my head around it. How to install new packages in the Texlive distribution?  I figured out that there was a package manager for this &...
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Installing LaTeX packages using CLI and a list text [duplicate]

I want to create an installation batch file that will automatically install several LaTeX packages from a given list, e.g. in a TXT file. I use MikTeX 2.9 on Window 10. What is the command line (i.e. ...
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TexLive profile's scheme-full does not work under custom binaries and explicit collection options

I'm using install-tl with custom profile and custom binaries: selected_scheme scheme-full TEXDIR .../texlive-full TEXMFLOCAL .../texlive-full/texmf-dist/texmf-local TEXMFSYSVAR .../texlive-full/texmf-...
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How to make install-tl to produce pdflatex.fmt

I'm using install-tl with the following profile: selected_scheme scheme-basic TEXDIR /path/to/build/texlive-basic TEXMFLOCAL /path/to/build/texlive-basic/texmf-dist/texmf-local TEXMFSYSVAR /path/to/...
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How to install a package with the new Miktex console

I am trying to install the mcode package to add MATLAB code in my LaTeX documents but with the new console, I do not know how do install it. The pop up window that is supposed to show when a package ...
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Which environment variables are needed for kpsewhich to discover *.ini files?

I'm trying to use --custom-bin switch of install-tl. I've moved the TexLive's kpsewhich to my custom_bin directory. But kpsewhich fails to discover *.ini files and *.cnf files (kpsewhich -progname=...
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Minimal contents of --custom-bin directory for install-tl to install with custom binary of pdftex

What is minimal contents of --custom-bin directory to use with install-tl with custom pdftex to get a working TDS? (I guess including the run of updmap-sys and fmtutil-sys) I'm trying with: pdftex ...
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Where can I find textstudio download link for windows 32 bit?

I using latex in overleaf. Where can I find the download link to use on desktop? My system is win 32 bit. And which files for should I install? Update: I installed texlive. it moves so slowly. is this ...
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Pros and cons of manual package installation ways: CTAN and tlpkg

I'd like to provide a semi-automatic way for installing packages for a platform that doesn't support Perl / tlmgr: web browser / WASM. I found two ways of getting package sources of e.g. fontawesome: ...
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I am missing latexindent after texlive installation

On Ubuntu 20.04 I installed texlive from the terminal using $ sudo apt install texlive $ sudo apt install texlive-latex-recommended I can compile a minimal example from the terminal without error, ...
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Error when trying to install packages with tlmgr in Linux

Hello to you all and thanks for reading! For a while I've been using LaTeX to type university math reports and such using TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2015/Debian, installed using apt) in my laptop with ...
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Integrating vanilla TeX Live 2021 with Debian - which Debian packages must be removed as they get replaced by the vanilla TeX Live installation?

I am planning to integrate a full installation of Vanilla TeX Live 2021 with my Debian platform. On the website of the TeX Users Group I read the instructions for integrating vanilla TeX Live with ...
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Installing "listings" in mac for R sweave

I am trying to install the package "listings" so I can show python code on LaTeX, with R sweave. I found the folder /Library and the only thing LaTeX related I found there is a folder called ...
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Installing font package in TexShop

I am encountering some difficulty using a specific font. I would like to use the font AlfaSlabOne, however I am running into two problems: Problem #1: When I click the "download" button on ...
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Error while compiling. ltxcmds

after updating packages and changing the repository I can't compile anymore. I am using Miktex 2.9 on Windows. This is the error that appears. I tried reinstalling packages but anything works. ! ...
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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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Installing TeXlive 2021: I can't find file `dehypht-x-2021-02-26.tex'

Hiyo, so, I'm trying to build various Docker images for the different TeXLive schemes infraonly, minimal, basic, small, medium, and full. But, as of lately, I cannot build the most recent TeXlive ...
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How to move a TeXLive installation from a Linux 32 bit machine to another one

Two Linux machines with the same Linux OS version and architecture (32 bit) are given. Is there an easy way to just copy some files and folders from the first Machine to the second-one in order to use ...
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Compatibility of format files (*.fmt)

What is the nature of format files and how much are they compatible between binaries / platforms? I'm building my own amalgamated binary of several TeX programs (kpsewhich, xetex, pdftex, bibtex8, ...
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install-tl from iso in non-root env

For doing some reproducible build scripts involving TexLive, I'm trying to install TexLive from the ISO file (outdated 2020 version also for delaying updating the rest of the setup for now): mkdir -p ...
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Installing a document class [closed]

I'm supposed to "install jT.cls" but I don't know what this means. I'm sure this has answers already, but unfortunately I can't read them - I don't know what too many of the terms mean. I'm ...
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Package not found despite being installed on Linux

I am trying to us the extarticle.cls class but when I compile I get an error saying it cannot be found. ! LaTeX Error: File 'extarticle.cls' not found. Since I am using a Debian based system I checked ...
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MikTeX does not detect a package after both online and manual installation (revtex) [closed]

I am running MikTeX 2.9.7338 on Windows 10 and trying to compile a document using revtex4-2 in TeXworks 0.6.3. I followed these instructions and copied the revtex4-2 files in the appropriate TDS ...
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TeX Live Installation failed at the very end!

I installed MiKTex two days before. After trying so hard for hours, I couldn't figure out why MikTex couldn't run properly (There was some error saying "Trouble converting to xdv"). I couldn'...
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How do I use my custom TeX distribution without anything reverting to the system-default one?

I just installed TeXLive to /some/where/texlive/2021. My system has a TL distribution installed, and obviously various paths will default to that one. How do I set up my environment so that only my ...
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Local TeX Live (2020) is older than remote repository (2021)

I installed MacTex 2021, and in /usr/local/texlive, there is only 2021 file. But when I tried to install a package in terminal, it still says " Local TeX Live (2020) is older than remote ...
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Failed to install texlive 2021!

I tried to install texlive 2021 for several times with all kinds of methods. But it was showed that the installation program couldn't find the path for all the files which had a win32 suffix, like ...
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Is my TeX Live 2021 on Windows 10 using the 64-bit binaries?

I downloaded the 64-bit binaries for TeX Live 2021 on Windows 10 from https://mirrors.ctan.org/systems/win32/w32tex/TLW64/. I have the sub-directories S:\tex\bin\win32 and S:\tex\bin\win64. When ...
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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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while downloading MiKTeX packages in windows 7 I got the following error

I am trying to download MiKTeX in my laptop(windows 7 64 bit) but whenever i download, after some time the following screen appears and the downloading discards. I have no idea how to fix it, so, I ...
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Emerald installation, texmaker and ubuntu

I have followed the steps that were shown here in order to install to install emerald in my Ubuntu. I performed the check that is suggested in the link in my terminal and it seems that I have done ...
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Reliable installation from CTAN mirrors inside Docker image

I am trying to create a Docker image with texlive which is not >4G heavy like docker.io/texlive/texlive. Installing e.g. from Debian sources won't build, because once you want to add certain ...
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Installation Error regarding zzdb3 while installing MikTeX 21.2 x64 on windows 10 64-bit

Error: Requested resource not found. Details: url: https://ims.jit.ac.in/repo/tex-archive/systems/win32/miktex/tm/packages/miktex-zzdb3-2.9.tar.lzma GENERAL MIKTEX INFORMATION ReportDate: 2021-04-28 ...
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How to use Minion Pro math and text in latex?

I noticed most posts about this are 10 years old. How can I install minionpro with math into LaTeX? I have the font files.
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MikTeX updates fail right after install

I read several posts with similar issues but none of the solutions seem to work for me. I had MiKTeX 2.9 installed on my Windows 10 machine for many years and one fine day it just stopped working in ...
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Install TeX Live 2021 on Windows 10 fails: No such file or directory

One of my classmates experienced this error while installing TeX Live 2021: Installing to: D:/texlive/2021 Installing [0001/4151, time/total: ??:??/??:??]: texlive.infra [424k] Installing [0002/4151, ...
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LaTeX Package Manager/Installer similar to npm (js node modules) which install PKGs per project and fix versions

I have been too often in package dependency hell in LaTeX: I have several LaTeX projects on my system and all use the same installation of TeX Live. Changes to the system/user wide installation can ...
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How to install miktex on Pop! OS 20.10?

I tried installing Miktex on Pop! Os 20.10 through the terminal according to the method on this link https://miktex.org/download, but an error occurs as follows Some packages could not be installed. ...
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MiKTeX Update directly after Installation makes it not usable

as the title says, the update that MiKTeX want to do directly after installation makes it unusable. I want to install MiKTeX on my Windows 10 that is in a DOM of my company. Link for installation: ...
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Using mymath.sty

When executing pdflatex I get "File mymath.sty" not found. I did sudo apt update sudo apt install opencv-doc and sudo mktexlsr but the problem remains. How can I get my TeX 3.14159265 (TeX ...
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new install of Miktex and luatex does no longer compile

I did a fresh install of my Windows and reinstalled MikTex and now I can no longer compile any document using luatex. This problem seems similar to this Lualatex produces no output (MiKTeX) and this ...
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How do I reinstall Tex Live from a backup? (Windows)

I don't have access to a large amount of internet at the moment and am trying to install it from a backup. I didn't think at the time of the original installation to make it portable sadly, however I ...
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Automatic installation of iftex.sty does not work on Texmaker

I'm using Texmaker and so far, when there isn't a specific package, Texmaker was able to install it by asking me if I want to install it (a window with the butttom Install appeared). The same happens ...
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pdflatex filename.tex - I can't write on file 'filename.log'

I installed these packages on my FreeBSD server: tex-formats texlive-texmf When I run the command pdflatex filename.tex I get this error: ! I can't write on file 'filename.log' (Press Enter to retry,...
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Installing BibLatex Package via Using Docker Image File

I have a trouble about on installing a specific LaTeX package via Docker image using tlmgr. I have a Docker file as you can see below: RUN tlmgr update --self RUN tlmgr install latexmk RUN tlmgr ...
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Where do I place my own .sty or .cls files to get them working with TinyTeX?

I used to have my local .sty and .cls files in /usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/some_folder/ which worked for the default pdflatex of TeX Live just fine. After an installation of TinyTeX, these files are ...
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Couldn't open `mt2e.cfg' error when installing a non-MikTeX package

I am trying to add packages that are not within the MikTex repository to use in TexStudio. Particularly, I am trying to obtain the mtp2lite package from CTAN. I have created a custom root directory ...
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Package witharrows

I want to deal with the environment to insert explanations, like this: produced, on Overleaf, with the following commands: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[portuguese]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{...
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