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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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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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tlmgr updating from outdated mirror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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to install MiKTeX with a shorter path

I usually use MikTex from a command line, and a long path means I have more to type each time I wish to invoke the compiler. First, MikTex requires an empty directory -- so I can't install in the root ...
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user rights needed for texlive install

This is an update of my earlier question today. That title ("user rights to /usr/share") was unfortunately misleading. I have a single user system, so I'm a sysadmin by default. Translation: I do not ...
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user rights to /usr/share [duplicate]

My question concerns this statement in Tex Live Quick Install: "... we recommend installing it as a normal user... Of course, you need to have permission to write into the destination directory, but ...
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Texstudio Compilation error. please advise [closed]

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 [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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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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Installing a .sty package in MiKTeK [duplicate]

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 (by ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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"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....
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Installing new classes into TeXstudio

I'm about to be a first-year graduate student and was asked to write a first draft of a calculus one midterm. I have always used TeXstudio for homework and research papers I have written and they ...
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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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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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About installing LyX!

I am trying to install LyX, which is a typewriter program for LaTeX, but I'm having trouble doing it. Really I tried tons of way to do this, but the error message is the same: LyX: No textclass 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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compile webquiz

I have some problems to compile webquizes, which made by using the package https://ctan.org/pkg/webquiz?lang=de So far i installed MikTEX, TEXstudio and python 3, get the packages webquiz, TEX4ht and ...
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TinyTeX: Font TS1/ntxtlf/m/n/12=ts1-qtmr at 12.0pt not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not found

I'm trying to get a minimal LaTeX working inside a Docker container to support some documentation generation. Currently this is what I have going: RUN wget -qO- "https://github.com/yihui/tinytex/raw/...
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Unattended Installation Miktex

we are trying to figure out if there is possibility make an unattended installation of miktex. We would like to force the installation path in the user spaces, so the user can update the packages ...
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Can't install packages. Problem report ="get host by name failed in tcp_connect()" [closed]

I was trying to install beamer package from Miktex Package Manager but it appears a message Miktex Problem report ="get host by name failed in tcp_connect()". If I try Sychronize I have the same ...
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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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How to import my R codes in TeXnicCenter

This package is basically writting R codes in LaTeX but I am typing codes in TeXnicCenter when I use this command it doesn't work to copy codes from R. Please tell me how I can write my R codes in ...
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Error when trying to install listings package in MikTex [duplicate]

I'm trying to install the 'listings' package through MiKTeX package manager and I get the following error: MiKTeX Problem Report Message: parse error - unexpected end of input; expected '}' MiKTeX: 2....
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When I try to load expl3.sty from l3kernel the following error appears "! Missing = instered for ifnum.<to be read again> [duplicate]

I have installed and deleted the package several times with Miktek. I am writing in TexMaker editor for Windows. Also it does not work for WinEdt. The code is. \documentclass[article] \usepackage{...
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Installing Texlive and Texmaker

I'm trying to install Texlive and Texmaker. So I ran this command for installing Texlive: ./install-tl After that, the installation guide advises adding PATH, MANPATH and INFOPATH: PATH=/usr/local/...
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Best (as of 2019) way to install LaTeX

I would like to encourage my students to use LaTeX for their homework. I can make a template for them to learn basic math symbols. The most difficult thing is recommending a way to install LaTeX. I ...
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Issues with biber on Mac

I am running Mac OS Mojave, and want to use biblatex with biber. I am not 100% sure, but I think I initially installed the 'lite' version of tex-live so that I have to manually install various ...
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