Questions tagged [texlive]

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

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!pdfTeX error: pdflatex.exe (file …/texmf-var/fonts/map/pdftex/updmap/pdftex.map): fflush() failed (Invalid argument)

I switched from MiKTeX to TeXLive, because I had installation trouble with MiKTeX on Windows 10. I'm trying to use pdflatex.exe to get a PDF document. But now I got this error: {d:/Program Files/...
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latexmk vs pdflatex, bibtex, pdflatex x 2

What are the advantages and disadvantages of the following two compilation methods: latexmk pdflatex ➞ bibtex ➞ pdflatex` x 2 Is one method faster than the other and which should be preferred on a ...
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Trouble with TexLive's tlmgr in KDE Neon 5.16

After installing TexLive 2019 on this Linux Package, I'd tried to execute the following command in terminal: tlmgr --repository https://contrib.texlive.info/current install harftex but it gave me ...
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How to install HarfTeX on TeXLive?

I've Installed TeX Live 2019 and downloaded HarfTeX. I'm using Visual Studio Code along with LatexWorkshop on Windows 10 and without any problem tex files compile with xelatex and lualatex. What to do ...
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Portable installation of TexLive and dehypht-x-2018-03-31.tex

This question is about a borderline installation of TexLive, and as such it could be off-topic. I am sorry if this is the case. Background: I am trying to install a portable version of TexLive 2019 ...
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texlive langczechslovak collection compilation error

I am trying to get this compiled. As I can see the upstream SVN repo this collections depends on the csplain package I am getting the error: Loading UK English hyphenation patterns in ASCII encoding, ...
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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 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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tlmgr: Remote repository is newer than local (2018 < 2019)

I know this question looks like a duplicate but it's not, all the other solutions are not working for me. I'm using debian 10 buster and I installed texlive with: sudo aptitude install texlive ...
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What are formats in LaTeX and how to manage them?

For very long time I am trying to understand why we need fmtutil and also why these files are called formats? Where are they coming from (besides language packages)? For example I have checked my ...
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texlive import packages from older installations

I've been using TeX Live 2018 and installed some packages to that, now that 2019 is out, I need to intall that new version (windows). I am using basis scheme install option (plain and latex) for ...
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TeX Live installation: specify just the scheme on the command line?

I'm trying to make a bash script to install TeX Live on CentOS (as part of provisioning in Vagrant). I want scheme=small but don't need any other options (I'll run tlmgr install to add a few more ...
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Error installing latest version of TeX Live on Windows 10

I've searched around but none of the "fixes" I've found have worked (running installer .bat manually, alternate mirrors, etc). Any help or other resources would be greatly appreciated. Every time I ...
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Why won't TEXINPUTS work?! (And how do I fix it?)

This is frustrating me to no end. I'm trying to use TEXINPUTS to look inside a parent directory (I don't know how else to). It refuses to do so no matter what I do. A minimal example to illustrate ...
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Understanding the TeXlive release cycle: What is the meaning of a TeXlive release and is it ever 'finished'?

I'm trying to understand how the TeXLive release cycle works, but I'm unable to find exact information during my research. I hope someone here can point me in the right direction. Here's what I ...
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Uninstalling TexLive issue on macOS Mojave

I realized I have quite hefty 13GB taken up by my 2018 and 2019 texlive versions and wanted a clean reinstall and a lightweight latex environment anyway. I read I can simply remove the folders under ...
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Compile error of the IEEE Access template

I am going to write a paper of the IEEE Access LaTeX format uploaded in this page https://journals.ieeeauthorcenter.ieee.org/create-your-ieee-article/authoring-tools-and-templates/ieee-article-...
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Default paper size is A4 instead of US letter

Quoted from https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Page_Layout#Page_size: It will not have been immediately obvious - because it doesn't really cause any serious problems - that the default page size ...
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Is it possible to install MiKTeX or TeX Live on Windows using portable version as a local repository?

Assume there is a computer running Windows 7+. I have an external drive with a bunch of portable programs, among which there happen to be two directories with complete portable versions of MiKTeX and ...
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Concrete text font not found on Ubuntu 18.04

I installed the following Ubuntu packages on Ubuntu 18.04: texlive texlive-bibtex-extra texlive-fonts-extra texlive-generic-recommended texlive-lang-german texlive-latex-extra texlive-xetex In my ...
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How to prevent texstudio from eating indentation;

When I paste something from other places,texstudio will eat the indentation. I feel really sad. I use utf8 coding. Can I use some way prevent it from eating indentation? For example original text ...
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Can't use numexpr in horizontal mode

I am trying to learn to work with numexpr and am having some trouble with the basics, and etex_man has not been detailed enough to help in this case. Here is an MWE: \documentclass{article} \begin{...
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Why shouldn't I use getnonfreefonts to install additional fonts? Why shouldn't I use updmap when installing or removing fonts?

This question and answer is a response to a request from Joseph Wright. Why shouldn't I use getnonfreefonts to install additional fonts? Why shouldn't I use updmap when installing or removing fonts? ...
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Auto Package download for TeXLive

I use MiKTeX on Windows and quite satisfied with it. Recently I started switching all my tasks toward open-source alternatives, and in the course I would love to use Linux. In Linux TeXLive is ...
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What does kpsewhich stand for?

I often have trouble remembering the name of the kpsewhich command. Maybe it would be easier for me to remember it, if I understand where the name come from, so the question is: What does the kpse ...
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How to install executable latex using tlmgr?

OS: Ubuntu 18 If one decides to use install-tl to install only the most minimal scheme , then how can one install the executable latex ? Apparently doing tlmgr install latex is not enough, because ...
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How to transform a Linux TeX Live installation into a portable one for Windows

I have a local texlive installation (texlive 2013 on a linux machine installed by texlive installer, not by linux packaging). How can I transform it into a portable installation on a usb drive (to be ...
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Copying TeX packages from MiKTeX Windows to a Linux TeX Live machine

I use a linux, windows dual boot computer. I have a full installation of MiKTeX on Windows, and have installed texlive-basic packages on linux. Can I copy the TeX packages from MiKTeX onto linux? If ...
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Tex File No Longer Found After Previously Working TexMaker & Texlive for Windows 7

I set up TexMaker a while ago, and configured it to use TexLive. I specified all of my paths correctly such that I could generate some nice looking PDFs for a while working on my thesis. I tried to ...
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How to fix this MWE to show the chapterthumbs in KOMA-Script?

the compilation failure of the whole dissertation was narrowed down to this MWE below. For some reason the MWE fails to compile with the log file below: MWE This MWE is related to this post and this ...
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Error “! Undefined control sequence” using moderncv with the “casual” option

I am getting an ! Undefined control sequence. error when trying to compile the below template using moderncv. This error does not occur when changing the style (\moderncvstyle{casual}) to classic or ...
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How can I list all the Chinese fonts I have installed? (Ubuntu, TexLive)

I am using package xeCJK and I need to do a \setCJKmainfont{} command but I don't even know which fonts I have available on my system. I have quickly installed a bunch of Chinese fonts but I can't ...
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How do I find out what Chinese fonts are installed with my MacTeX installation?

I am using a Mac and have installed the MacTeX-2014 distribution. I'd like to try to use the CJK package with regular pdflatex but there is no documentation for what Chinese fonts are included with ...
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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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Historic TeX Live distributions: HTTPS/SFTP mirror

I'm trying to compile a LaTeX document as part of a Travis CI job. I need to use the 2017 version of TeX Live until a 2018 image for the Docker container I am using is released. The suggestions ...
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Why \graphicspath doesn't work?

I'm using pdftex with texlive in a Rmarkdown script to append a header.tex file to my reports. I'm trying to use the following .tex: \usepackage[export]{adjustbox} \usepackage{eso-pic,graphicx,...
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Running TexWorks on Ubuntu

I'm very confused about how I should be using TexWorks on Ubuntu, and what the difference is between TexWorks, TexLive, and MikTex. So, I installed the TexLive package with sudo apt-get install ...
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How to use LaTeX in Anki. I use Windows and Tex Live 2018

As I found on Apple.Stackexchange , I downloaded anki add-on. I am Windows user so couldn't do 'which latex' as the step of that page says. Anki still didn't work and it says latex 실행 중 오류 발생. ...
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How to find a TeX Live repository for a certain version of TeX Live?

My goal is to install the latest version of TeX Live, after having uninstalled the previous one, because I got the error tlmgr: Remote repository is newer than local (2018 < 2019) and I couldn't ...
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pdflatex doesn't find package although it is installed

When I am running pdflatex template.tex I get the error ! LaTeX Error: File `xstring.sty' not found. However, I have downloaded the package myself and placed it in a latex-folder: $ find . -name ...
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How to use AMA style in latex file?

I'm a newbie in latex.I have installed texlive 2014 in centos linux. I have been using apacite for bibliography. Now I need to get AMA citation style. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{apacite} \...
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How to report the --output-directory bug on pdflatex/latexmk on Tex Live?

As already reported on this other question I can't write on file 'foo.aux', when: Using the --output-directory option of both pdflatex and latexmk Using Tex Live 2017 on Linux The ...
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Problem with STIX2 in TeXLive 2019

I just installed TeXLive 2019 on a Windows 10 system. The following file generates an error: % !TeX program = xelatex \documentclass{article} \usepackage{unicode-math} \setmathfont{STIX2Math.otf} \...
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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Texlive 2018 ! LaTeX Error: File `ulem.sty' not found

After installing tinytex R package, I started getting LaTeX error regarding missing .sty files. One such error is LaTeX Error: File `ulem.sty' not found. I used the following code Checked Texlive ...
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Minimal TeXLive installation

I'm building a script for a CI to get a docker image with minimal distribution of Texlive possible, I specifically want to avoid pulling 5 Gb of texlive-full everytime I need this docker image. Right ...
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How to fix PostScript error “undefined in resourcestatus”?

I created a batch file animator.bat taking two parameters (a TeX input filename without extension and the number of pages). rem animator.bat rem %1 TeX filename without extension rem %2 The number ...
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What are the advantages of TeX Live over MiKTeX?

I have been using MiKTeX for a couple of years. I don't know whether it is "wise" to insist on using it. Could you give me a list of advantages of TeX Live over MiKTeX?
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Repository and local installation

I try to install certain packages using tlmgr install package, but I keep getting tlmgr: The TeX Live versions supported by the repository http://tlcontrib.metatex.org/2013 (2013--2013) do not ...
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TeXLive: Error; for better info unpack, then run install-tl-windows.bat

I downloaded and run the file install-tl-windows.exe, but after hours later I received this error: Error; for better info unpack, then run install-tl-windows.bat or install-tl-advanced.bat. Now I ...
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Forcing Fontspec to find a specific instance of a font where several exist

I have been struggling to find the answer to this one. Let's suppose my system (and indeed my TexLive distro) has multiple different versions of a font with a specific name. Say ffftusj.ttf I want ...