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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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How do I install glosstex in Tex Live?

I would like to know how to install glosstex package in TexLive. I don't know where to paste it because I have downloaded it from CTAN. I installed TexLive in Windows 10 Home. Thanks
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How to manually update to tcolorbox 4.2? [on hold]

I am compiling with a MacTex installation with packages managed by TexLive. There is a bug in the tcolorbox package that has been fixed in the latest release; v 4.20. I am in fairly urgent need of ...
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Uncommon problem on xdvipdfmx in macTeX?

When I use the following code to type Chinese text in TeXShop of macTeXIt reports an error This is XeTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-0.99999 (TeX Live 2018) (preloaded format=xelatex) restricted \write18 ...
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tlmgr thinks local repo is 2017, but was installed from TeXLive 2018

I am trying to get LaTeX working on a fresh Ubuntu 18.04 installation. When I install texlive using apt-get, I get an extremely minimal (and insufficient) set of packages (not even Tikz!). Trying to ...
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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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Make texmaker use dic + aff files on debian 32 bit

I have some problems getting the spellchecker in texmaker to work for the Dutch dictionary, only the 'basic' forms of the words are being corrected for spelling. My system is a tinkerboard S (32 bit) ...
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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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TeX capacity exceeded: Is available main memory size depending on machines RAM?

I had the case that I ran into TeX capacity exceeded several times when compiling a pgfplot with lots of data points on a machine with 4096 MB RAM. Now I've tried to compile the very same file on a ...
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Permission problem when installing package from tlmgr

I migrated from MiKTeX on windows to TeXLive in ubuntu. At first I installed texlive-full from ubuntu repositories but I realized that I wanted to install more packages which isn't very convenient ...
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TeX capacity exceeded: How to increase main memory size of TeX Live on a Debian machine?

When trying to compile a huge pgfplot with several plots I receive the following error: TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [main memory size=5000000]. \end{document} There is no error in code as compiling ...
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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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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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cannot find installed package in VS Code with TexLive

My OS is win10 enterprise. VS Code Output: ! LaTeX Error: File `algorithms.sty' not found. I had set system environment path for me and all users, and found `algorithms.sty' in E:\texlive\2018\texmf-...
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Installation of TeX Live Portable fails under Linux Debian

I attempeted to install the portable version of texlive (on an SSD card) on a Linux Debian installation. It started OK, with some files and directories installed, but then error messages: ...
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Why do both single and double dash engine arguments work?

This might seem like a stupid train of thought. It's certainly very pedantic. I've spent most of my afternoon trying to figure this out. Background TeX Live All of the engines I've looked at today ...
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Latex can't find .sty files altough packages are installed — TexLive, Ubuntu 12.04

I just installed TexLive on a i386 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS machine. Now when I try to compile a TeX file I get following error message: ! LaTeX Error: File `caption.sty' not found. kpsewhich caption.sty ...
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tlmgr: Remote repository is newer than local (2017 < 2018), No it is not

Ok, one more regarding this apparently pervasive issue with tlmgr and Texlive and Linux and .... sigh. So, I installed texlive on Ubuntu 18.04. So far so good. Attempted to compile an article, I get: ...
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Texliveonfly error python.exe not found

i cant get texliveonfly running, i followed this guide here How to setup texliveonfly, on any LaTeX editor? but i get an error message C:\texlive\2018\bin\win32\runscript.tlu:922: C:\texlive\2018\...
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texliveonfly preamble.sty not found

I'm trying to use texliveonfly to automatically install my dependencies. However, most of the packages I used are located in a preamble.sty file which is in the same folder as the main.tex file for my ...
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Virtual environment as in python

I've read this question about doing what I'm asking, however for it to work, one needs to have texlive preinstalled (or texlive-base). I was searching for a way to be totally (or nearly) independant ...
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TeX Live installation is missing tlmgr, how to fix?

I installed with the net install TeX Live 2010 on an Ubuntu machine. Because I don't have to much space to spare I carefully selected components to install to reduce the required disk-space. Later I ...
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How to find correct version of TexLive for Ubuntu (or debian based OS)?

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 and installed Tex Live following this link on official site and it showed it is version 2018. But when I use tex --version I get the following output : TeX 3.14159265 (...
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Texlive upgrade and missing packages

Every time I install a new TeX Live version (the "full" one) on Ubuntu, I encounter some lack of backward compatibility (e.g. missing packages or changed commands in existing packages) and some of my ...
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tlmgr shows wrong package installation status

I am using a portable XeTeX installation installed via TexLive parallel with a normal PdfLaTeX installation. I do not want to mix them up. I wanted to install some more packages for XeTeX which did ...
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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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Lyx on macports and MacTex (solved)

I had a Texmac 2017 installation and Texstudio via macports. Recently I have to install lyx via macports, but lyx installed a Texlive basic 2018. Two texlive installed but no properly worked My ...
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Latex cannot find sty files

I put Rd.sty in C:\texlive\texmf-local\tex\latex\Rd.sty. But when I try to execute a file, say aaa.tex then the error ! LaTeX Error: File "Rd.sty" not found. occur. But, if I put the Rd.sty and ...
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amscls and ams fonts with TexLive, installing fonts

I'm getting the following error: [debian:doc]$ latex amsbook-template.tex This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.17 (TeX Live 2016/Debian) (preloaded format=latex) restricted \write18 enabled. ...
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Problem with fill between when using tikzpicture

Related to this question, my code: \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis} [domain=0:12, samples=100,grid=major, domain=1:4, xlabel=$\lambda$, ylabel=$f$, legend pos=north west, no marks] \addplot [...
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Which libraries are available via ffi for texlive luatex with no other installation?

Recent versions of luatex (≥ 1.0.3) come with ffi. That means that one can call a C library from lua inside a TeX file. Some (very) recent examples on TeX.sx have proven its power. Assuming current ...
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De-macro script not working anymore?

I would like to use a script which is included in TeX Live called De-macro (link), this module is a bit old, the last update is from 2007 and it works with Python 2.7 I guess. I tried to use it ...
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Can one install LyX without LaTeX?

I wish to collaborate with a LyX file, using the "track changes" functionality. The collaborator doesn't have LyX or TeX installed. They are using Mac OS X, and don't have room for the 2.3 GB MacTex ...
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Just installed texlive-full and it is outdated

I just did sudo apt install texlive-full Now I am running into some trouble getting packages to work. I encountered this error: tlmgr: Remote repository is newer than local (2017 < 2018) see ...
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XeTeX wasn't built when cross-compiling TeXLive

I'd like to cross compile TeXLive on a Arch Linux build system for the host and target MIPS. I have set up a correct MIPS compiling toolchain (OpenWRT SDK). I get TeXLive source through rsync -a --...
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Difference in beamer headline between TeX Live versions [duplicate]

I habe a problem with different output after installing a new TeX Live version. Minimum working example: \pdfpageattr {/Group << /S /Transparency /I true /CS /DeviceRGB>>} \documentclass[...
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Is luaotfload package broken?

Today's (2019-02-09) tlmgr update of TeXLive 2018 (on Linux) broke my project (around twelve hundred pages in several books typeset with LuaLaTeX using Adobe Garamond Pro) severely — almost all the ...
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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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Ubuntu: TeXlive install fails everytime

I have downloaded the tar.gz from tug.org, and I have followed the instructions. But every time, after an hour of installation or so, it fails because the checksum of one of the file isn't right. ...
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Arxiv Equation Referencing Problem

I am struggling to submit my work on Arxiv. Even though referencing citations works, referencing to the equations within my tex file does not work. It results in (??). I checked all the Arxiv help ...
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Word wrap 64 character hexadecimal strings in verbatim JSON

I'd like to document example requests/replies in our protocol per How to write narrative documentation. We're using the texlive-latex-base on Ubuntu for our documentation, and I'm linting with lacheck ...
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How can I tell TeX Live Utility where my TeX distribution is?

So, I was in a hurry, and didn't read the copious verbiage on TeX Live as directed by the TeX Live Utility when you have an out-of-date TeX Live install (I had 2010). So, I'm comfortable with the ...
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best option for texmf.cnf like main_memory

i have 32 GB Ram, and processor intel 7, please what the best option for texmf.cnf : main_memory= ? buf_size= ? extra_mem_top = ? extra_mem_bot = ? and others option. Now, Lyx (over texlive in ...
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TeXLive 2011: pdfLaTeX does not convert eps to pdf for eps files in subdirectories

As from 2010, TexLive has been converting .eps files directly to pdf file if the compilation is done with PDFLaTeX. Thus a file named coilsans.eps will be automatically be converted to a file named ...
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Is it possible to “relocate” my ~/texmf/ directory?

My custom sty files are stored in the ~/texmf/ directory. I like to keep the contents of my home directory simple, so I'd like to move ~/texmf/ somewhere else (maybe ~/.texmf/ or ~/.config/texmf/). Is ...
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How to install the hmcpset package for LyX Mac with MacTex?

I've been trying for several days to get this to work, but i haven't been successful yet. I'm new to latex and I don't have a very good idea of what I'm doing, which is why I'm using LyX. I put the ...
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Error in TeX Live – Font … not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not found

I freshly installed 'basic' version of TeX Live 2012 (not full, only basic version). I have following line in my code: \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} I get following error: (/usr/local/texlive/2012/texmf-...
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Problem with Texstudio in Ubuntu 18.04

I am new to Ubuntu (I have Ubuntu 18.04) and I have tried to install Texstudio for three days, but I have always had problems. I have tried EVERYTHING what I found on the Internet, but NOTHINGS works. ...
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How to select the directories such that TeX Live is installed in my home?

I would like to install TeX Live in my home folder, so that I do not have to reinstall it each time I change from one Linux distribution to another. When installing TeX Live through the install-tl ...
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TeXstudio or TeXlive gives wrong package description

I just started using LaTeX with these softwares but when i want to read package or tools description it gives me wrong ones for almost every description, only some are right (textheight and textwidth ...
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TeXmaker crashes when typing a left curly brace

Whenever I type a left curly brace in my LaTeX document, the editor crashes. It crashes when copy-pasting the curly brace, too. This happens on two different computers, with just one file. I've tried ...