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TeX Live is a widely used TeX distribution available for Windows, MacOS, Linux, and other Unix-like operating systems.

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TexLive: extra fonts for XeTeX and LuaTeX installed locally

I have a problem with XeTeX and extra fonts installed with TexLive 2020, which are required for XeTex and LuaTeX. I work on Ubuntu 2020. The file name I am referring to is texlive-fontconfig.conf. ...
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Problems with pst-text package after ubuntu update

I just did a do_release_upgrade with my Ubuntu from Ubuntu 18 to Ubuntu 20, which of course also updated a lot of TeX. Since then, the following minimal example \documentclass{article} % \def\...
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How to install individual package (like commath) in LaTex?

I have trouble understanding how LaTex deals with packages, so this is a rather general question that arose from my specific problem with the commath package. I want to use the commath package, and so ...
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Roboto font package makes text un-copyable in LaTeX output

The Roboto package seems to mess with the text content, so when you copy your resulting text, it adds or removes some spaces, depending on the PDF viewer. Example: \documentclass{scrartcl} \...
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tlmgr: Remote repository is newer than local (2017 < 2020)

I understand this question has been asked several times before in different forms, however none of the answers fully resolve it for me. Simply: $ user: sudo tlmgr install chemmacros returns: tlmgr: ...
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ConTeXt fails to work on Fedora Silvervlue (“Fatal format file error; I'm stymied” followed by “unable to change to format path”)

On Fedora Silverblue, running in a toolbox, ConTeXt that previously worked well is now refusing to start. The first error looks like this: (Fatal format file error; I'm stymied)mtx-context | fatal ...
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pst-solides3d display nothing and \psSolid command not found and GPL Ghostscript 9.50: Unrecoverable error, exit code 1

here is my code. \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{pst-solides3d} \usepackage{pstricks} \usepackage{auto-pst-pdf} \usepackage{graphics} \begin{document} \begin{pspicture}(-5,-4)(6,9) ...
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l3backend issue after kernel update

I am currently using the Manjaro distribution (5.4.85-1) Everything worked just fine. I was using texlive. I then updated to kernel 5.10.2-2 and texlive stop working entirely returning the following ...
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2018 version of paralist.sty throws error but not 2019 version

I'm running texlive 2018 on ubuntu 18.04. To defeat beamer's infuriating refusal to allow users to remove spaces before and after lists, I've created my own list environment, using paralist. ...
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LuaLaTeX: Is shell-escape not required? Does it really make lualatex more vulnerable as an application?

Few weeks ago when I did a fresh install of MacTeX 2020 and tried compiling some documents with command >>lualatex filename.tex I would get this error: attempt to call a nil value (field 'cpath ...
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How can I build pdflatex from source? Is Xaw needed?

I am compiling latex on linuxppc64le (RHEL 8.3) with ../configure --prefix=$HOME/contrib/latex and I get the build failure checking for Xaw headers... no configure: error: Sorry, you will need at ...
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Updating tlmgr on macOS Big Sur

I installed macOS Big Sur (11.1) on my MacBook Pro as well as BasicTeX and I am trying to update tlmgr by running sudo tlmgr update --self but an error occurs. I guess the main message is that only ...
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Building texlive from scratch on a server

several times a week I need to compile a pdf file with varying content. Therefore, I wrote a bash script which reads this content from a text file, parses it into a .tex file then runs pdflatex on ...
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What could be causing TeXLive packages to update without explicit user intervention?

Up until now I was under the impression that TeXLive's packages only updated when you invoked tlmgr update .... But today I noticed, for the first time, that some other process is definitely updating ...
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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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How to configurate platex2e in texmaker and texlive?

I'm trying to use a japanese resume template that at default settings give me this error: According to "https://latex.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=29111" i changed to platex: but now when i ...
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Anki cloze card do not work with LaTeX [duplicate]

I am trying to get Anki to work with LaTeX. I have a custom card type with the following header: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \special{papersize=3in,5in} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{...
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Checksum error on running tlmgr

I installed TexLive on my Ubuntu 20.04 machine: sudo apt install texlive-latex-extra Now, when I try to update it, I get an error: ~$ tlmgr update --self --all (running on Debian, switching to user ...
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Trouble with xcoffins in TL2020

Consider the following MWE: \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{xcoffins} \NewCoffin\lcoffin \NewCoffin\fcoffin \parindent=0pt \begin{document} \fbox{\parbox{.25\textwidth}{\begin{...
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Error running install-tl “profile key for collection-basic must be 0 or 1, not: 1”

I'm getting a very weird error trying to build texlive from scratch inside a Docker using a custom profile, mind you this exact code used to work, but after some updates to the texlive installer I get ...
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TeXlive2020 TEXMFHOME doesn't exist

I am trying to install the "dropping" package from CTAN to compile a template in TeXstudio, using TeXlive2020 on Windows 10. The dropping.sty file cannot be found, as the error log in ...
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Changes from TeXlive 2017 -> 2020: kvoptions issue

I changed recently to another computer and made a new TeXLive installation (2020). The old machine is running with TeXLive2017 (shame on me). Now I run into trouble compiling some of my documents (...
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TexStudio cant find .aux file

I am new to LaTeX offline compilers and editors (I used Overleaf before, so with LaTeX language itself - I am pretty comfortable). I am unable to make simple glossary. I use TexStudio and TexLive. ...
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TeX doesn't see the a .sty file that is in the 2020 distribution

The file newxtxtext.sty has path /usr/local/texlive/2020/texmf-dist/tex/latex/newtxtext.sty but TeX doesn't find it. Shouldn't it be found automatically since it is in the 2020 distribution? I am ...
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tlmgr “unexpected return value from verify_checksum: -5”

I have a very similar problem as discussed in the post TEX564734. I am on ubuntu 20.04 and the installation via sudo apt install texlive installed a debian version in the folder /usr/share/texlive. ...
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TeXStudio wont compile with TeXLive

I am new to LaTeX offline compilers and editors (I used Overleaf before, so with LaTeX language itself - I am pretty comfortable). I am unable to compile a simple document using pdflatex option. My OS ...
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Issues with Texlive 2019

I stayed on perfectly working earlier versions until now when I decided to give TL 2019 a try. My documents did not compiled, raining thousands of errors on me, and fired up Tlmgr, to update, but I ...
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Cannot install package --with-doc on Ubuntu : tar: tex/latex/pdfpages/pdfpages.sty: Cannot open: File exists

I cannot install a TeX Live package --with-doc on Ubuntu : $ tlmgr list --only-installed (running on Debian, switching to user mode!) $ tlmgr install --with-doc pdfpages (running on Debian, switching ...
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TexLive installation; Windows Defender

After installing TeXStudio, I needed to install a latex distribution (chose TexLive) and thus downloaded the install-tl-windows.exe file. A warning message prompted by the Microsoft Defender when ...
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'texdoc' fails when some other texlive-* is installed by 'apt'

I had installed TexLive from 'texlive2020-20200406.iso' correctly in Ubuntu 20.04, and I had used it to write reports for a while. Recently, I found some packages through terminal command apt search ...
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Can I remove background/page colour in LaTeX?

Perhaps this is a bit odd, but I found this question here about changing the page colour, and this thing is easy, but I am curious about removing the colour, altogether, from a page. In essence, ...
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dvipdfmx fails to find pdftex.map / kanjix.map in a fresh install-tl distro

UPD: I added full repro scripts at https://gist.github.com/vadimkantorov/cb638c61afc2fb4526d05e6c4c3b48b6 The warninngs of dvidpfmx: warning: Couldn't open font map file "pdftex.map". ...
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latex: includegraphics not working

\includegraphics is not working with texlive. The minimal code included in the file "test.tex" is the following \documentclass[]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{graphicx} \...
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Unable to find fonts after installing TexLive full on Ubuntu 20.04 [closed]

I've installed the full TeX Live on my laptop running Ubuntu 20.04, using the following command: $ sudo apt install texlive-full After installation, I am able to run LaTeX, PdfLaTeX, etc., but ...
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Double bibliography entries in table of contents with latest tex4ebook and texlive 2020

This is a followup of this question. sample.tex: \documentclass[ebook,12pt,oneside,openany]{memoir} \begin{filecontents}{test.bib} @book{Hiemenz, author={Hiemenz}, title={Polymer Chemistry} } \end{...
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Getting a specific old version of a package as a .sty file

The Problem I'm trying to submit a manuscript to a journal hosted on mc.manuscriptcentral.com, which, as far as I can tell, use a very old TexLive distribution. Naturally, this is out of my control. ...
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Compiler does not start with --shell-escape (pdflatex)

I try to compile a document with shell-escape and pdflatex. But everytime I want to start compiling, my compiler does not even start. The logs do not show any error... I enabling shell-escape the way ...
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How do I remove LaTeX code that I will not use (e.g., typesetting Japanese)?

I have a full installation of TeXlive but currently the space on my computer is very limited (don't ask why but Windows has something to do with it). I use Ubuntu as my OS. I am trying to increase the ...
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I can't run this latex script [duplicate]

I've installed latex with sudo apt install texlive-full and sudo apt-get install texlive-lang-arabic . I'm using Texmaker. But I can't run the script below: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper,oneside]{report}...
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Use local TEXMFDIST as repository for install-tl

I downloaded and extracted a full TEXMFDIST tree from ftp://tug.org/texlive/historic/2020/texlive-20200406-texmf.tar.xz (for reproducibility and not depending on net install). Can I use install-tl for ...
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arXiv submissions no longer process after switch to TeX Live 2020

After the switch to TeX Live 2020, arXiv's automated TeX processing fails to process my source and throws a bunch of warnings. The warnings and errors are: From package natbib, all my citations are ...
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Editing bibliography style file

I am using IEEEtran as the bibliography style file and compiling using texlive in ubuntu. The output has some undesired formatting which I wish to rectify by editing the .bst file for the bibliography ...
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Cabin condensed not working as expected with TeXLive 2019?

I like to use the excellent Cabin Condensed font by Pablo Impallari. I switch to this font using the handy \cabincondensed command defined by the cabin package. However, after I updated to TeXLive ...
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Can't find .sty files after changing shell

I installed my texlive in ~/Software/texlive/2020 and when I used bash, I had ~/Software/texlive/2020/bin/x86_64-linux in my PATH, which was all I needed to get all style files and packages. Now I ...
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How do I choose where the PDF files are created?

Noob Linux user here! When compiling a file on the terminal it always creates the file in the /home directory. Is there a way to change the directory where the PDF file is going to be created?
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Problem running pdflatex

I am new to latex, and I have some problems when I try to run a latex code in TexStudio. I wrote the following latex program in TexStudio: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Hello world \end{...
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TexLive: Cannot find Arial/OT.mf. ! Package fontspec Error: The font “Arial” cannot be found

OS: Windows 10 Pro Hi everyone! last night I compiled an old Tex file using XeLaTex and texlive2019. These errors happened: Package fontspec: The font "Arial" cannot be found. Font TU/Arial(...
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How to create a LaTeX format file for an existing TDS directory and with custom binaries

I'm working on creating a portable XeTeX distro (for WebAssembly). For that I'm looking to understand LaTeX format file creation (including proper hyphenation configs - how do I add more languages ...
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Incorrect Section numbering while compiling multiples LaTeX files

I am trying to compile multiple LaTeX files that are basically individual lecture notes into a Grand Report. I am using a main.tex file that compiles all individual TeX files along with a separate ...
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Why is `openin_any = p` restricting access to packages in TEXMFDIST?

I'm using openin_any = p (set in a custom TEXMFCNF) as an additional line of defense in an application that runs on (partially) user-provided LaTeX code. This used to work fine, but after updating to ...

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