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Miktex 2.9 installation error initexmf.exe

I have tried to install MikTex 2.9 in Windows 10 64bit (basic-miktex-2.9.7442-x64.exe) It failed with an error: The operation can not be completed: The executed process did not succeeded. Details: ...
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Miktex can't be reached

Yesterday I ran the Miktex update on both admin and non-admin (on Windows 10), but now when I run a latex file, it asks to run the package manager, and cannot find any packages. So I tried updating ...
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Installing Packages to TeX Studio ( TikZ package)

I am currently a new user of TeX studio, so i really don't know how to install packages ,particularly TikZ package, to TeX studio on my Computer. Also I am very open to suggestions about how can I ...
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Shows "beamer.cls" not found, "pstcol.sty" not found and few more

I was doing my semester project work. I had completed it few weeks ago. Now I am supposed to make a presentation for it. For making the report I was using my old laptop. I had completed 50% of my ...
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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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I have xepersian installed using miktex but Texstudio returns the error message it cannot find xepersian

I use Miktex installation and have just installed Xepersian package. When I try to compile a document using XeLatex that calls the Xepesian package I get the error messege "cannot find Xepersian.sty"....
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Installation of texlive fails while downloading luatex (checksums differ)

I installed texlive 2020 some time ago without any problems. While updating it some issue with luatex occured and luatex stopper working. So I uninstalled texlive and decided to reinstall it. However, ...
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I can't reinstall TeX Live 2020 anymore

I had to reinstall Windows 10 due to... reasons, but now I can't reinstall TeX Live 2020 anymore. Here an example of the parts of the log which gives errors: Installing [2194/3989, time/total: 33:29/...
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Installation error on Ubuntu

On Ubuntu 20.04, my installation of texlive breaks down and produces the following error log. What does that mean and how can I fix it? No pages of output. Transcript written on pdflatex.log. fmtutil ...
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TeXLive 2019 folder is not deleted when installing a new one

I installed TeXLive in /usr/local/texlive/2020, but the 2019 folder is still there. Should I manually delete it? Furthermore, I have to install many packages I installed in 2019. Why isn't there an ...
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How to install and run two side-by-side versions of LaTeX / TeXmF? -- MiKTeX 2.1 and MiKTeX 2.9

I am a new user to both LaTeX and this Stack Exchange, so please go easy on me! I posted this question, "Can the older MiKTeX 2.1 files be used with the newer MiKTeX 2.9 and its TeXworks user ...
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Can the older MiKTeX 2.1 files be used with the newer MiKTeX 2.9 and its TeXworks user interface

I am a new LaTeX user, and new to this Stack Exchange, so please go easy on me! I have a user manual having multitudes of bounding box issues because the current 2.9 version of MiKTeX (basic-miktex-2....
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On-the-fly package installation fails (and install using Package Manager also fails)

I have successfully used Texmaker for years with Miktex. I had it set to on-the-fly package installation and still do - in Miktex options, Package installation Install missing packages on-the-fly is ...
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Version-switching for TeX Live

The newly released MacTeX-2020 requires at least High Sierra, probably for good reasons. Unfortunately I am still on MacOS Sierra (10.12.6) because of other heritage software. I am happy to install ...
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MikTex installation problem

Following a bug during a Windows update of my computer, I had to reset it to factory settings and empty all its memory. So I also had to reinstall MikTeX on my computer. I proceeded as usual but now ...
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Install packages online from MiKTeX console

I tried installing a package automatically from the MiKTeX console, but it keeps showing this error message a connection to mirrors.hit.edu.cn could not be established What is the solution to this ...
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Texlive 2019 offline installation from iso image on Linux [duplicate]

I have put a downloaded iso image of Texlive 2019 on Linux (Mint 19.3, 32 bit) desktop. I open the terminal in the desktop and perform the following commands $ mkdir mountpoint $ sudo mount -o loop ...
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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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copying the texlive 2019 setup from virtual machine to real hardware on windows 10

I had installed texlive in a vmware virtual machine on Windows 10 (the virtual machine OS is Windows 10) I thought of using it on a real physical machine. On that real physical machine I copied the ...
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how to take backup of texlive directory and steps after backup

I have installed texlive on Windows 10 and took me several hours to do this. Approximately 6 Gb of packages were downloaded. Now I have a folder C:\texlive If I take a backup of this folder then my ...
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Unable to locate package latex-xcolor

I am trying to install the package latex-xcolor on Ubuntu 18.04, by sudo apt get latex-xcolor, but I got a message saying out: E: Unable to locate package latex-xcolor. It used to work on Ubuntu 16....
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About ZzTeX download

Where can I download the ZzTeX setup? Please share it...An example is shown below: \input zztex \setartroot{art/} \setPDFhyperlinks{\false} \loaddesign{xzy} \division{front} \enddocument
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ifluatex and ifxetex not in repository

trying to run a docker install of tinytex and running into an issue where it can't find ifluatex and ifxetex in the repository. I've tried a few different mirrors to no avail [RIT, dal, etc]. ...
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Missing package

I have just installed MiKTeX and Texmaker to use latex. But as I run the program for a file the following error occurred. I searched online and tried to download the package from https://ctan.org/pkg/...
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tlmgr install from a requirement file

Is there a way to dump the list of installed package to be used as a basis for a new installation with tlmgr ? The same way pip works: pip freeze > requirements.txt then later, after a fresh git ...
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tlmgr requirement file [duplicate]

Is there a way to dump the list of installed package to be used as a basis for a new installation with tlmgr ? The same way pip works: pip freeze > requirements.txt then later, after a fresh git ...
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What is 'pgfcore.sty file not found' error? How to fix it?

I am an amateur user, just using latex for the past one week. When I ran a sample presentation (from the book "Practical Latex" by George Gratzer), I get this error message that a particular file ...
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Required file tex/generic/elhyphen\grahyph.tex missing from the elhyphen package, and installing never finishes - how to solve this issue?

I installed TeXmaker and TeXLive/TeXStudio and MikTeX in my Windows 10 laptop, and trying to run a LaTeX file from TexLive that runs with no difficulty and with no error on ShareLaTeX/OverLeaf ...
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Garamond Expert with Math Design not working

I installed garamondx as shown below. However, when I try to incorporate it into a document, I get the following error message: !pdfTeX error: /Library/TeX/texbin/pdflatex (file ugmr8a.pfb): cannot ...
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latex error : file geometry.sty not found

Ii download MiKTeX in my windows in order to be able use latex in RMarkdown and I got this error latex error : file geometry.sty not found could you please help me ?
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How does one install lilypond and denemo without all of latex base being auto installed Ubuntu linux

I'm trying to install denemo on an Ubuntu Linux computer without hosing my entire texlive system. Does anybody know how to accomplish it? The Ubuntu version is always oldy old, it points the sytem ...
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tlmgr does not recognize xzdec

When trying tlmgr init-usertree, I get the following error: /usr/bin/tlmgr: Initialization failed (in setup_unix_one): /usr/bin/tlmgr: could not find a usable xzdec. /usr/bin/tlmgr: Please install ...
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How do I install metapost.sty on Ubuntu?

I have \usepackage{metapost} in my LaTeX file. When I compile the file via Emacs I get this error: ERROR: LaTeX Error: File `metapost.sty' not found. On the terminal I then do sudo tlmgr install ...
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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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Why am I unable to install MiKTeX after uninstalling it previously on Windows 10?

After uninstalling MiKTex, I deleted the remaining folder in the program files directory and emptied the recycled bin. I tried to reinstall the program, but I got the following error: "The specified ...
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Is there any way to run windows Texlive on WSL?

Is there any way to run existing TexLive installed on my Windows 10 through the Linux feature of windows WSL (windows sub-system for linux) or should it be installed separately on the WSL? I have the ...
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Add styles to MacTeX

I am a new user of LaTeX and would like to use it for my Master's thesis. I would like to use the styles from Journal of Finance (cf. http://faculty.haas.berkeley.edu/stanton/texintro/). ...
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.sty file missing Even that is included in other Package

I am writing a paper for R journal and using their template file. Package environ is added in RJournal package (means not included separately). But while execution there is error that environ.sty not ...
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TexLive linux installation - where do I choose to put symlinks?

I am installing TexLive 2019 on Ubuntu through the install-tl of a downloaded iso. There is an option to automatically create symlinks that I would like to use. However, the installer asks for three ...
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How do I install the latex package wasysym on Mac? I just downloaded the zip file

I want to use this package on Pages to have a wider symbol range. I searched a lot online but nothing seems to work… can someone help me?
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Miktex unable to install package "placeins"

Trying to install placeins, doesn't work. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{placeins} \begin{document} Text \end{document} In the log of TeXstudio, it reads Process started: pdflatex.exe -...
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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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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 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 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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