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Updating TEXINPUTS from texmf.cnf file on Debian

I'm on Debian bullseye & would like to include new folders for Latex to search tex & figures files in. I'd like to set this via TEXINPUTS system-wide in texmf.cnf & not by the environment ...
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Help: My TexLive distribution seems to be missing a char

I noticed that my particular version of texlive (Arch Linux' texlive-core 2021.62793-1) seems to be missing some chars. In particular, the file \documentclass{article} \begin{document} A{\...
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slashbox.sty not found error

When compiling with Kile I get the error LaTeX Error: File 'slashbox.sty' not found.
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Issues with libertine package [duplicate]

I would like to print a file (in Linux) and I get the following error I have tried manually installing libertine but I have failed to do so. When I dowloaded the zip folder, I extracted it, and then ...
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Lualatex don't work after updates

After updating texlive2021 all documents don't compile anymore and I get these error messages in the logfile: luaotfload | load : FATAL ERROR luaotfload | load : × Failed to load "luaotfload&...
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synctex without dbus

Is there any PDF viewer available for Linux that supports synctex (inverse and forward search) without the need for DBUS? Ideally, on Wayland compositors, and using vim as editor. (My current solution ...
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Re-installing corrupted TeX Live binaries

I somehow corrupted my texlive binaries and started to get cannot execute binary file errors. I want to reinstall only the binaries so I don't have to install all 7Gb of texlive again. When I run perl ...
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Change or add updmap paths for installing fonts

After an exhausting search, I've seen that default path for installing new fonts manually is /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local (TEXMFLOCAL). But when I put my files under the tree structure of that path ...
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TeXstudio/MiKTeX vs. TeXstudio/TeXlive. Which option is potentially less troublesome on Linux?

A few years ago I installed TeXstudio alongside with either MiKTeX or TeXlive on Linux. I remember it required so much tweaking to get it working with TeXstudio that I finally gave up and installed ...
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The package manager tlgmr appears to be non-functional

I am trying to install several packages on my local TeXLive installation, but upon executing, e.g. tlmgr install physics (to download the physics package), I am getting: *** WARNING ***: Performing ...
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Installing texlive on sd card in a Chromebook

In a Chromebook we can activate developer mode which installs a virtual machine and then we can run debain in it. Most of the Chromebooks have limited storage. I am using a cheap Lenovo Chromebook ...
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Running pdftex in a »for loop« over many *.tex files, using a format, and hitting file names with umlaut and / or spaces

This is a follow up to this question: mylatex.ltx and a file name with an umlaut and / or spaces I'm producing 50 *.tex files by using a template engine (jinja2), a python script, a *.csv file with ...
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Cannot open Miktex: Invalid or unsupported charset:utf-8.utf-8

I've been using miktex for months without "unsolvable" problems. However, now, unexpectedly, when I open the MiKTeX Console it appears the following error message: Invalid or unsupported ...
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Locked aux, log, and gz files in Linux Mint

Occasionally I seem to get a false error, and my .aux, .log, .gz, and .pdf files get locked when using Linux Mint 20.2, and Texmaker 5.03. The false error appears to be an old error that I had ...
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TeX Studio won't recognize biblatex package

I am using TeX Studio on a linux computer (Ubuntu 18.04) with texlive. Inside TeX Studio, Whenever I try to build a document that uses the biblatex package, I get the error "File biblatex.sty not ...
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TexStudio Error: Could not start the command: biber "..."

I have a problem in TeXstudio that I cannot run biber. I get the following error message. Error: Could not start the command: biber ... Biber is installed on my PC with POP!_OS 21.04 / Ubuntu Linux. ...
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Importing .sty package on linux

Hi I'd like to use the jeff.sty file located at https://jeffe.cs.illinois.edu/pubs/tex/jeffe.sty as an added package. Although I've downloaded the file, I haven't been able to figure out where/how I ...
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How do I install TeX Live on GNU/Linux without installing every package?

Following the quickinstall instructions and running perl install-tl begins downloading all 4000+ CTAN packages. I've tried this on both Arch and Debian GNU/Linux. Is there a way I can get a minimal ...
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How to make TeXLive download and install the necessary files?

I am working with TeXLive 2021 in Linux Mint (English version). I need to work with Russian texts. I started from the file like this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T2A]{fontenc} \usepackage[...
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I need to write in Times New Roman (using TexStudio, my OS is EndeavourOS (Arch based))

As the topics says I have to write my thesis in Times New Roman on my machine. It uses EndeavourOS, and I am compiling the LaTeX code using Texstudio. Can anyone offer me instructions on how to check ...
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Providing absolute path to precompiled .fmt file of all my packages

I had an extremely slow latex setup that took 45 seconds to a minute to compile all my packages in an empty file. As a result, I did some searching and found mylatexformat, which allowed me to create ...
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TeX Live cant find packages that were installed via tlmgr

Sorry if this has already been answered but I couldn't find a solution that works. I'm on arch Linux and after a long and painful install of texlive, I managed to download packages with tlmgr. To give ...
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Does texlive-full install beside texlive or over it?

I installed texlive, but I changed my mind and now I would like to install texlive-full. I'm wondering if I can just install texlive-full now, and it will just skip over everything that's already ...
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Why did my installation of the upstream version of TexLive 2021 fail on Ubuntu?

I downloaded the archive, unpacked it, changed to the parrent directory and executed: ./install-tl. I chose the option D, specified the directory /home/jerzy/texlive and proceeded with the ...
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Can't get Makefile to perform complete pdflatex compilation sequence

Folder contents . ├── bibliography.bib ├── Makefile └── template.tex Makefile all: make_pdflatex make_glossaries make_bibtex make_pdflatex make_pdflatex make_pdflatex: pdflatex template.tex ...
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Installing tengwar fonts in Linux

I have been following the accepted answer to this question, but cannot get it to work. Here is my font directory: $ ls -lAh /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/fonts/truetype/annatar total 940K -r--r--r-- ...
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Evince: how to do a forward-search from Terminal?

Assume that I have produced a pdf file from a tex document with the option \synctex=1 with pdflatex or xelatex. Various forward-search methods tell us how to jump from your text editor to the ...
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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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CentOS 7 LaTex longtable incorrectly formated

My longtable is formatted incorrectly in LaTex on CentOS 7. For example, if I enter the code in overleaf, then the table is formatted correctly. Is there a package from CentOS that formats the table ...
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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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Running latexdiff output on Windows

I have a latexdiff output .tex that runs on a Linux machine, but not on a pc with Windows 10. In both cases, the file is in a folder that includes all required files. Based on the warining messages ...
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latex.fmt error in Linuxmint 17

I am trying to install base latex on Linuxmint RELEASE=17.2, CODENAME=rafaela, EDITION="Cinnamon 64-bit" DESCRIPTION="Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela". I tried to run latex on this ...
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Error: Restricted shell escape. PlantUML cannot be called

Error message: Restricted shell escape. PlantUML cannot be called. Start pdflatex/lualatex with -shell-escape. @startuml start :Hello world; :This is on defined on several **lines**; stop @enduml ...
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“pgfkeys package error ” when doing a molecule (texmaker, linux)

The following code works fine when I run it on overleaf or texmaker for windows: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{chemfig} \begin{document} \chemfig[atom sep=2em]{*6(=-=-=-)} \end{...
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How to write a preamble for latex files (in French) shared between MacOS, Linux and Windows?

I'm in charge of a database of scientific exercises (>1000) written in french (UTF8 encoding) and sharing a single preamble. Those exercises can be edited and compiled (pdflatex) by various users ...
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Use of emerald fonts in Ubuntu and locate font folder

I would like to use emerald fonts in my Beamer presentation (http://www.tug.dk/FontCatalogue/augie/) As far I have understood, I have to download the emerald folder and to move the fonts in some other ...
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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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LyX won't detect TeXLive

I just upgraded my TeX installation on Ubuntu to the latest TeXLive (2021). I previously was using the texlive package from the repository. I uninstalled the previous installation I ran the TeXLive ...
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What is /usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/latex/base and /usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/latex-dev/base folders?

What is /usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/latex/base and /usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/latex-dev/base folders? What's this folders used for? Additional information I want How can I make my own ...
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TeXstudio cannot find my TeXlive installation

OS: Manjaro Linux 21.0 TeX Live: 2020 Texstudio: 3.1.1 Installation: via install-tl on /usr/local/texlive/2020 see https://www.tug.org/texlive/quickinstall.html Issue: I set the tex command in my PATH ...
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qpdfview command-line argument for forward search

With sumatrapdf, I use the following command to go to the pdf place corresponding to the line 304 of the TeX source file: sumatrapdf file.pdf -forward-search file.tex 304 What is the analogue command ...
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Error with Linux that doesn't happen with Windows [closed]

Recently I changed from Windows (Miktex) to Linux (TeX Live), thanks to my thesis, and now I need to keep making it work. I now get a syntax error even though I didn't change anything from the last ...
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page size differs in LATEX output of pdf document

I am having the pdf output generated via latex but the first page size is bit broader despite having described the parameters in the preamble of the document. See image. \documentclass[12pt]{article} ...
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Latex and file management: chained \include{...} and reference to active directory

For each chapter of a document I am working on I have a separate folder, and all folders are contained in a common superfolder, together with a file main.tex which should put them all together. ...
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Package latexalpha2 Error: WolframScript cannot be found, which is required to use latexalpha2

Although wolframscript is fully working on the command prompt of Windows 10, the package latexalpha2 gives this error Package latexalpha2 Error: WolframScript cannot be found, which is required to ...
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Images with the 'eps.gz' extension can no longer be included

The following snippet of code used to work under Linux Mint 19, but fails under Linux Mint 20: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} \includegraphics{test.eps.gz} \end{...
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Integrating LuaLaTeX into web project

For a web project I use LuaLaTeX to generate PDFs. I would like to do without a full-blown TeX distribution on the web server. With pdfTeX this is easy: Call pdflatex -recorder <tex_file> and ...
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TeXMaker with MikTex on Arch?

Is it possible to run Texmaker with miktex instead of texlive on Arch Linux (like it does on Windows)? The AUR Texmaker package depends on texlive-core. I have tried compiling from source but it seems ...
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TexMaker does not compile, redirects to /run/user/1000 instead

I've recently migrated to linux mint, being a former windows user. I suspect the problem is somewhat linux related, but I could be totally wrong. I am using TexMaker with MikTex. My problem is that ...
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What font can I use to compile my document on both Linux and Windows?

What font can I use so that I can compile my document on both Linux and Windows? I have been using Calibri but now that I'm on my Linux machine I have to change it. I have to switch between Linux and ...
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