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Trouble installing current version TeXLive on Linux Mint [duplicate]

I recently reinstalled Mint on a new device, and installed all my programs, including TeXstudio and TeXLive. I ran into an issue that I don’t think I had on my previous device, because I think I had ...
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latex on Arch Linux can't see packages installed via tlmgr

I've freshly installed texlive on Arch linux and tried to make it work using VS Code LaTeX Workshop. Unfortunatelly, when building (in VS Code or in CMD with latexmk command), I get this error: LaTeX ...
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VS Code chooses wrong Texlive version in second window although PATH is properly defined [duplicate]

I have two installations of Texlive: the newer "native" installation and an outdated "distro" installation. The first window of VS Code uses the "native" Texlive, all ...
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My Linux distribution does not supply tlmgr, hence texconfig doesn't work. How can I fix this situation?

I want to set the default paper size. This was always done using texconfig. Unfortunately, my distribution (Suse Tumbleweed) is missing in this regard, and when I use texconfig to set the paper size I'...
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After update, tlmgr can't locate TeXLive/TLConfig.pm

After updating texlive from 2023 to 2024 on Linux Mint, tlmgr seems to have been broken. When I run tlmgr update --self I get the error "Can't locate TeXLive/TLConfig.pm in @INC". Output ...
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pdflatex(file simsun.ttc) in wsl2 cannot open TrueType font file for reading

Environment OS: Arch Linux x86_64 Host: Windows Subsystem for Linux - Arch (2.0.9.0) TEX: TinyTex Purpose I want to use Windows Fonts and ctex for Chinese writing. So I touch $HOME/.config/...
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I can't find format file 'pdflatex.fmt'!

I'm on Fedora Silverblue 39 and used rpm-ostree to install texlive-scheme-full. I tried compiling a .tex file from the command line using pdflatex but it returns this error. kpathsea: Running mktexfmt ...
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! LaTeX Error: Environment Verbatim undefined in Texlive in Linux Mint

I'm using Texmaker with Texlive in Linux Mint 21.3 Cinnamon to write an article with some Python code. Then I got a problem: ! LaTeX Error: Environment Verbatim undefined in Texlive in Linux Mint The ...
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(La)TeX Subsystems for Labplot (KDE)

I am currently trying to generate some nice graphics with LabPlot. In the axis description, I would like to add in-depth greek symbols, and I saw that there is a LaTeX option. I also found the ...
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TeXstudio Does Not Recognize Local TeX Live (2023) Installation

I recently installed TeX Live 2023 on Ubuntu 22.04 following "The TeX Live Guide—2023" in my local home directory. While I can compile documents using pdflatex on the terminal without any ...
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Tex Live with Flatpak in Linux Mint - management of packages

I am using Linux Mint 21.1 Vera. I believe I am using Tex Live 2023 (installed in Flatpak) I am actually using TexStudio, and I use pdftex ad default latex engine, set in the preferences of TexStudio. ...
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How to "fake packages" for TeX Live on Arch Linux?

How to "fake packages" for TeX Live on Arch Linux? I installed TeX Live directly from the script rather than the Arch packages. However pacman is unaware that I installed it and tries to ...
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Lyx Manjaro Linux Errors (pdflatex)

I just built Lyx on Manjaro linux from pamac (there is an entry from the AUR, see https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/lyx). When I try to view a document in pdf using pdflatex an window pops up saying ...
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Are there any notable repositories other than CTAN?

In Linux when I want to install packages that are not provided by my distribution's repository, I can manually add entries to sources.list and download them. Are there any such alternative ...
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PDF fonts get embedded but hyperlinks inside document do not work

I have a .pdf file, in which I have to embed all the fonts. I found out that I should use this command: gs -q -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -dPDFSETTINGS=/prepress -dPrinted=false -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -sOutputFile=...
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I installed vanilla TeX Live on Debian but apt still tries to install "texlive-" packages although I tricked packages

I had TeX Live 2022 installed and upgraded to TeX Live 2023. I followed this wonderful guide: Remove old installation sudo apt-get purge texlive* sudo rm -rf /usr/local/texlive/* sudo rm -rf ~/....
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Cannot run `arara` on TeXworks Linux Mint, two TeX lives present on system [duplicate]

I recently made the switch from Windows 10 to Linux Mint and I am pretty happy so far except arara is not working, it complains Unable to access jarfile when I try and run it through the GUI but arara ...
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Installation of texlive packages ubuntu 20.04

I'm kindly asking for your help. I'm trying to install texlive on Ubuntu 20.04. I tried to find information on how to install it, but I found out there are several packages: texlive-full,texlive-latex-...
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fontspec not finding fonts with neither XeLaTeX nor LuaLaTeX

I've tried so many fonts and none of them work, all I get is: ! LaTeX Error: File `ebgaramond.sty' not found. This is an example of what I have on my document, though I've tried many others: \...
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Ubuntu truetype fonts not found by .sty files

Based on this accepted answer, the installed fonts in Ubuntu should be available to fontspec. This is the first 20 lines of the gemini beamer theme: % Gemini theme % https://github.com/anishathalye/...
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Can't Find Garamond Font

I'm using TeX Live right now on ArchLinux with VS Code and James Yu's LaTeX Workshop or pdflatex. Here is my latex-v: pdfTeX 3.141592653-2.6-1.40.25 (TeX Live 2023/Arch Linux) kpathsea version 6.3.5 ...
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Package documentation not available on Void Linux

Previously I used Windows, Ubuntu, and MX Linux operating systems. On that operating system I can read and download LaTeX package documentation in TeXLive in .pdf format. Now, I use the Seventh Heaven ...
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LaTex font not found after upgrading linuxmint

I can't get working the font "Comicneue" with LaTex since I upgraded my linuxmint version. All was working fine before the upgrade. I have the package Comicneue I downloaded from CTAN in ~/...
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Biber with MikTeX does not use local texmf tree

Environment I'm using MikTeX on Linux. I have a project located at $PROJECTDIR/myproject.tex. I have a bibliography for that project located at $LOCALTEXMF/bibtex/bib/mybibs/myproject.bib. I have ...
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albatross on Vanilla Tex Live does not run [closed]

I installed vanilla TeX Live on Debian instead of using apt. My $PATH includes /usr/local/texlive/2022/bin/x86_64-linux so that I do not need to type the full path everytime I want to use pdflatex or ...
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Why can't I use the lilypond environment?

Sorry if this will turn out to be noob-ish, but apparently I can't integrate Lilypond scores into my LaTeX document (well, neither ABC ones, but that's another question). I have this MWE: \...
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How do I install TeX Live on Ubuntu 20.04 in order to use Gregorio

I wanted to install TeX Live on Ubuntu 20.04 in order to use Gregorio in Scribus, and used apt-get to do a full install, but it seems as though that may not be the best way to install it (for example, ...
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can't set path of texlive on ubuntu

I installed a full texlive by sudo apt-get install texlive-full then i added the fallowing code to ~/.bashrc, ~/.zshrc ~/.profile export PATH=/usr/share/texlive/2019/bin/x86_64-linux:$PATH enter ...
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How do linux users manage unmet dependencies?

I use Tex live on Debian. While I have no issues using the stable repository, I also want to try out the latest packages and changes that are only available on testing/sid. Unfortunately, when I ...
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How to uninstall Tex-Live, installed on Linux with the Perl script?

I installed TeX-Live on Debian 11 using instruction with a perl script. However, turns out that I don't need it for now, and since it took around 10 GB of my disk, I decided to uninstall it. However I ...
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pdflatex gets stuck while processing draft images

I have a document I've been writing using TeXSudio + Texlive on windows. I can build everything in windows just fine but when I go to linux, compilation hangs at a certain point. The last line before ...
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ConTeXt: Required environment variables in fish shell

I installed ConTeXt according to the docs on my Linux machine and added the binary to my path, so I can run context from everywhere. If I do so I get the following errors: mtxrun | forcing ...
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Lualatex: cannot use bold cambria

I use ArchLinux and TeXLive 2022, LuaHBTeX 1.15.0, with cambriab.ttf cambriai.ttf cambria.ttc cambriaz.ttf located in /usr/local/share/fonts/c \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \...
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LaTeX file works on Windows 11 but not on Ubuntu 22.04, why?

I have one file which can run on Windows 11 successfully but fails to run on Ubuntu 22.04. What is the reason for that? Ii might be about the tabularray package. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{...
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How to have a 'live' view of PDF open in Linux? [duplicate]

My process is: Revise tex file. Compile tex file. Open pdf file in mupdf (a lightweight PDF viewing software) to check if revisions worked. Close mupdf and repeat. Is there any software that allows ...
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Arara continue when launching pdf reader in background

I want to configure arara to launch my PDF reader after compilation. I can do this with the following custom rule: !config identifier: evince name: evince commands: - name: Open in Evince command: &...
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Why does the picture environment behave differently on Windows and Linux?

Here is a minimal working example: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \newdimen\somelength \somelength=1pt \begin{picture}(0,0) \put(\somelength,0){Some text} \end{picture} \end{document} ...
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Cannot compile bold text with specified font

I'm trying to do a title page so I can reuse it for multiple works in my University. I'm obligated to use Times New Roman (which explains the usage of Nimbus Roman as an alternative). It almost works, ...
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fontspec not finding any fonts

I'm trying to use fontspec to load a font like this: \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{SetoFont} Compiling it with LuaLaTex gives the following compiler log: Rc files read: NONE Latexmk: This is ...
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How to use Pweave(Python + LaTeX) in TeXstudio of Linux Mint?

intro.tex (Can be skipped...😬) I recently switched from Windows to Linux Mint and just began learning Python. I wanted to make notes/reports using $\LaTeX$ and Python. Having used RSweave for a ...
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Pass text from console to context

I want pass text from console to context, like this echo "\starttext Hello, World! \stoptext" | context - but this does not work. It seems that context just could be invoked against a file (...
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tlmgr tells me my Local TeXLive (2019) is older than remote repository (2022) despite running TeXLive version 2022

Hellou I'm running Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS x86_64. I previously had a TeXLive 2019 install on my machine via apt. But because of a problem with tlmgr (the Native TeXLive manager) concerning incompatible ...
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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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