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TexLive - changing repository to iso file or local folder

I have downloaded TexLive iso file (texlive-20240312) and done basic installation for book on windows 10. Now, I would like add a few packages to the installation from the local iso file. I am trying ...
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Install older miktex versions

I had a MiKTeX installation(2.9) which was using a local package repository that I had from a long time ago. Now I had to reinstall the MiKTeX, but when I installed the new version of MiKTeX(24.1), I ...
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Enabling signature verification in TeX Live 2024 (or 2023)

Is it still possible to require verification of all package signatures for TeX Live? According to the documentation, I need to set the option verify-repo with the value all, but all my attempts to do ...
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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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In TeX Live 2023, how can I make `tlmgr` honour setting `verify-repo = 1` in its configuration file?

I have been setting verify-repo to all in tlmgr's configuration file for some time. Having just installed TeX Live 2023, I did this for the new release. I then tried to confirm the value was set ...
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Error when attempting to change (set) package repository (new install)

Thanks to all for making this a great site. This is my first post ever because most questions are already answered here! Although I've used Latex for years, I still consider my technical competency to ...
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Unable to load repositories in Tex Live manager

It shows an error No backend and closes the manager on clicking "OK". I tried loading different repositories but it was the same. I was wondering maybe I should install the newer version of ...
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link texlive to github repository

I have a package of commands commands.sty on github. Is there a way that I can point TexLive to this github repository so that I can use \includepackage{commands} in any local document? So far, I've ...
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Why does MikTeX say, the local folder is not a repository?

I have an old local installation of MikTeX 2.9.6361 on a machine and want to update without access to the internet. Therefore I thought the easiest is to download a full repo with ...
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tlmgr cannot load TeX Live database

On freebsd 13 with the texlive-full port. When I trying to set up tlmgr and check the repository with tlmgr -repository http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlnet update --list I get tlmgr: Cannot ...
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Unable to select the repository where to download the packages

For several months I want to know after an old update the reason because the MikTeX console doesn't give me the possibility to choose the server where to download the packages both in user and ...
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Cannot change package repositories [closed]

Good afernoon everyone! I downloaded some packages from ctan.org and installed it with miktex settings, but as I understand it is not a good idea, so I decided to download packages from some ...
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Why is it so difficult to Update MiKTeX in China?

MiKTeX Package Repositories https://miktex.org/pkg/repositories I can connect to none of these, with or without VPN. Tried to uninstall and reinstall on fresh Windows 10 systems too. Never thought ...
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MiKTeX random repository always picking one that's offline

I'm using MiKTeX 2.9.7429 with Windows 10 and when I try to update my packages on the internet it fails because a certain repository server is down. Ok, could just wait for the server get back, but my ...
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Can't update TexLive to 2020, but Update Repository is for 2020 Version

Recently tried to update a package through TexLive, but I found out that the default repository for updates has switched to the 2020 version, while my TexLive is 2019. Unfortunately, when I went to ...
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MiKTeX package sets

I see that MiKTeX has 3 package sets: --package-set=SET Set the package set (one of: essential, basic, complete). However I could not find a list of what is included with these. I tried this with no ...
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Where to report issues: GitHub or SourceForge?

Sometimes, I would like to ask for a feature or report an issue in a package or software (e.g. TeXStudio). So, I found that there are two ways to communicate with the maintainers: GitHub and ...
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Direct links to all LaTeX packages

Because of proxy limitations in MiKTeX Console, I need to download each LaTeX package from a browser, and move it to my local repository. Most online CTAN mirrors are organized in a very cluttered ...
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How to install a package from a local repository?

I am unable to connect to the package repository server using MiKTeX due to a proxy error. How would I go about installing a package from a local repository? I am trying to install the package beamer. ...
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LaTeX Figure Repository

I am wondering if there is a source website or repository for LaTeX figures. Many talented LaTechnicians have put many hours into solutions for making complex figures, even on this forum, and I'm sure ...
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Creating a new repository for TeXLive that contains custom, different packages

In short/tldr: I want to create a repository containing custom packages that can be accessed and installed by TeXLive. Any complete documentation on TeXLive-compatible repositories? Edit I'm looking ...
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package repository

I tried to download the basic installation package but I received the following errors: I know how to download updates from other repository through the console but to download the basic installation ...
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Package installation - Outdated repository

all Today, when I wanted to install some packages from MikTeX 2.9, I found that I cannot do so with the error: The remote package repository is outdated. I have tried several repositories ...
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Has TeX Live stopped signing the public repository?

Recently it appears to me that the TeX Live repository is no longer signed with the release PGP key. When using the tlmgr update command, it always reports tlmgr: package repository [mirrored repo ...
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Only one package repository available, seems to have caused problems [closed]

When I try to install packages or updates, this is the only repository available (see below). The Warning message says your MiKTeX version is outdated. When I tried to updated MiKTeX using this ...
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TeXstudio/MiKTeX Not finding local Repository on different drive [closed]

I have a lot of trouble getting a working local repository, as well as some standard packages to be found, with MiKTeX 2.9 and TeXstudio 2.12.6. Firstly, I want a local repository on a different drive,...
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biber - biblatex issues

I try using biblatex with biber backend, but keep running into problems. I have seen many questions about this here on stackexchange, most recommending to run 'pdflatex, biber, pdflatex' and to check ...
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Is there any repository of latex equations for standard equations in maths, physics, etc.?

We all have to write and rewrite the equations that have been known for thousands of years. Is there any repository where, say, the Pythagorean's theorem can be fetched as $a^2 + b^2 = c^2$? Update: ...
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Looking for the bibliography style used by the journal Econometric Theory

I am looking for a bibliography style (.bst file) that looks like the one at the bottom of the second column on this webpage http://korora.econ.yale.edu/et/policy/guidelines.pdf?jid=ECT. Copied here, ...
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Where is a good repository or resource for a lot of diverse sample equations?

Backstory: I am building a LaTeX to Speech library, and require a large amount of diverse samples which are readily available. Right now, I am trying to fish for examples out of tutorials and this ...
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Where Can I download older version of TeXLive? [duplicate]

I need to download TeXlive 2011 for some special reason. But I can't find it in tug.org website there is only latest version of TexLive. Any help will be appreciated. thanks. Edit: the Question ...
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Providing a local package repository on a web server

We have some problems with installing TEX packages due to firewalls and strict IT-regulations in our organization, and I'm trying to overcome some of the issues by offering the necessary MiKTeX ...
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Fresh install of MacTex on El Capitan, Tex Live version shown as 0

On a fresh install of El Capitan and MacTex, I'm getting this error message while the texlive utility is checking for updates: The repository at http://mirrors.ibiblio.org/CTAN/systems/texlive /tlnet/...
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Unable to connect to repository in MiKTeX 2.9

In MiKTeX 2.9 Package manager, when I'm trying to synchronize it writes me a message: "The remote package repository is not online...", but I'know server is online (I can use FTP to download packages ...
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Can not update packages in Tex Live Utility after installing Tex Live 2015 [duplicate]

since Tex Live 2015 was released these days, I updated it. I´m using a Mac. Now I wanted to check for package updates in the Tex Live Utility. But that does not work, unfortunately. First strange ...
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Use Microtype beta from TLContrib with Miktex [duplicate]

I would like to test Microtype 2.5 (b08) with Lualatex. I've seen here that TLContrib has been cited as a way to get and install this version, but I only found solutions to use it as a repository ...
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Un-official MacTeX repository

I have been using LiveTeX since 5 years ago. I have always used TeX Live utility to keep up-to-date my LaTeX distribution. Today I woke up with this question: I want to know if there is an un-...
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Unable to install keyval.sty

I have a minimal TeX Live installation in ~/texlive/2014. I was trying to install keyval.sty using tlmgr. So, I tried, tlmgr install keyval But it gives an error: tlmgr: package repository http://...
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MiKTeX: finding updateable packages takes >45 mins

I am in the process of creating a portable LaTeX system. For this I downloaded MiKTeX 2.9 Portable, which I installed and am now trying to update. However, the 'Updateable packages' screen keeps ...
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HTTP Error when trying to change repository [closed]

Today I wanted to install some new packages in the Package Manager. I got an error message saying: "MiKTeX Problem Report Message: HTTP Error Data: HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently" I checked and ...
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Repository of LaTeX Feynman diagram templates with pictures

I have over the last few years drawn a lot of Feynman diagrams in LaTeX with Feynmf and mpost. The results are nice, but time-consuming! For non-physicists, a Feynman diagram is an image made of lines ...
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Can I create a 'plugin' for TeX Live?

I'm creating a couple of packages that I'd like to make as easy as possible to install and manage with standard TeX package managers. (I'm trying to create an 'as plug and play as possible' package ...
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Establishing a new LaTeX repository in the university

Since there is only one TeX server in Australia, I am thinking to initiate negotiations with my institution to host a TeX repository on the website of University. First of all, please give me some ...
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MiKTeX 2.9 Package Manager and Updater crash - problem with repositories?

I installed MiKTeX Basic on Windows XP Professional (v. 2002, with Service Pack 3) (32) (at work), but it keeps crashing when I try to look up updates or install packages. It seems to not be able to ...
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What is the easiest way to install additional packages when using texlive from the Fedora repos? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install an individual package on a Linux system? I stumbled upon a question here which recommends using tlmgr for conveniently installing additional packages. The ...
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How can I change the package repository?

The package repository shows that the packages can be installed from internet. But I need it to be installed from random package repository. How can I change it Please help me
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Package repository down, how to relocate?

I would like to use the function of TeXnicCenter 1.0, where is automatically downloads missing packages used. The problem is, that the repository it wants to download from does not exist anymore (the ...
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Post-commit service hook for GitHub repository containing LaTeX?

This question is related to Compiling documents online. I store my LaTeX documents in a git repository on GitHub. Is there a web service which offers a post-commit hook for GitHub which automatically ...
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Failing to connect to tug.org [closed]

I have been trying to connect to the Tex Users Group (TUG) website for the past few days with no success at all. I keep getting the connection has timed out error message. I was wondering if someone ...
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Packages included in default LaTeX distributions [closed]

I have seen many questions where users are not sure whether they have a specific package suggested in a solution or perhaps even request alternatives (to avoid installation) or want some information ...
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