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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Getting Texlive version in pdflatex? [duplicate]

I just installed Texlive 2014, and ran into this problem: lgrxenc.def not nound. The solution is apparently to remove LGRx from \usepackage[LGRx,T1]{fontenc}; but I'd rather use something like this: ...
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Does TeXLive2013 need any special install instructions?

When I installed TeXLive2012 on Linux some time ago, I had to follow How to install "vanilla" TeXLive on Debian or Ubuntu?. For the new release, as of yesterday, will I need to mimic the ...
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LuaLaTeX stopped after updating expl3 package

After the latest TeX Live updates I keep getting these errors: LaTeX Warning: You have requested, on input line 26, version `2018/02/21' of package expl3, but only version ...
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How to install a latex package in MacOS TeXLive?

I just downloaded cyrillic package into a temp directory and executed: sudo latex cyrlatex.ins It works, but it produces a few dozen files in the same directory. How to place them into my TeXLive ...
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Install custom .cls using TeX Live in local directory

Background There is a .cls file that pdflatex should use. I have read the following How to make LaTeX see local texmf tree Per-project texmf directory Create a local texmf tree in MiKTeX How to have ...
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latex gives me the error: Ouch---my internal constants have been clobbered

As the title states, compiling with latex produces the error, right away: Ouch---my internal constants have been clobbered!---case 14 I have no idea what this means... I use TexLive 2012. I updated ...
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Installing TeXlive on Ubuntu, revisited

The Debian/Ubuntu packages for TeXlive are usually outdated, sometimes up to several years behind CTAN. Now, I understand that packaging TeX Live takes a lot of work and, if you want to follow the ...
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texlive installation aborted after hours of installation; restarting without duplication

I'm trying to install texlive. I proceeded in the recommended way, as per After hours since initiating the download with install-tl as per instructions in How to install “vanilla” TeXLive on Debian ...
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Help using MathTime Pro 2 fonts in Ubuntu Linux with tex-live

I installed the MTPro2 fonts in Ubuntu 12.04 by extracting the MTPro2 ZIP file into a directory called "mathtime" and then doing the following: sudo mv mathtime/* /usr/local/share/texmf/ cd /usr/...
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Multi-OS Portable TeX system

I'm looking to treat myself to a totally portable TeX system and was wondering: is it possible to devise an installation scheme that would run on Windows, Linux and MacOS at the "same" time? I think ...
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What are the benefits of vanilla texlive over texlive provided by Ubuntu repository?

This question presumes that vanilla texlive is superior and thus deserves to be installed despite the troubles over Ubuntu apt-get. What exactly are these benefits? I'm considering going back to ...
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Creating triangle commutative diagram with tikz-cd

I've just started using TikZ and need to create a simple triangle commutative diagram like this one. The closest I've been able to get is this. How do I get the h arrow to go from A2 to A3? ...
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Automatically Determine which TeXLive Version is being used

I would like to be able to automatically determine which release of TeXLive that I am running. I sometimes encounter a problem where it is useful to test that the file compiled correctly in an older ...
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Installation of teXlive on Windows fails

I tried to install teXlive on my laptop running Windows 8.1. After unpacking, I ran "install-tl-windows.bat". It seemed OK for most of the installation, but then I got this in the terminal (the log ...
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How to install “vanilla” TeXLive on Fedora?

Fedora has provided a very good texlive packaging. But, I think it's best to install texlive directly, using ./install-tl command. I have installed texlive directly on Ubuntu system before, by using ...
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Last xe(la)tex colors text in white in some circumstances

Last xe(la)tex: XeTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-0.99991 (preloaded format=xelatex 2014.6.19) (the one shipped with TeX Live 2014) colors text in white in some circumstances: in the following MWE file ...
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media9 installation in Ubuntu 12.04

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Kile for LaTeX document editing. I would like to use the media9 package to embed videos and 3D objects (via .u3d files) in a PDF document. I'm totally new in the LaTeX ...
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Whatever happened to \newfontinstance?

I just installed a pretest version of TeXLive 2010 and tried compiling some files as a test. None of my XeLaTeX files compile because apparently the command \newfontinstance (which was defined in ...
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tlmgr: TeX Live 2011 is frozen forever

I recently installed TeX Live 2011 (basic) and ran tlmgr command. The output said No command 'tlmgr' found, did you mean..... As a remedy I exported the directory where tlmgr is located to $PATH ...
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Referencing bib files with spaces in the filename

I am using a Mac with TeX Live and Mendeley for automatically generating .bib files, some of which have spaces in the file names. I would like to know how to reference such files from LaTeX as using ""...
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I can't find file `pgfutil-common-lists.tex'

I am using texlive 2013, and just ran the following command to update the packages. sudo ./tlmgr update -all After it finished, I tried to compile tex documents that uses tikz package as the ...
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Install a beta package from TLContrib on MacTeX 2011 TeX Live

I know this has been a question many times asked/answered. But I have still difficulty to understand because TeX Live has different tree on Mac and is available also on Linux. The question is simple: ...
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What are TeXLive's four different texmf folders?

Could someone please explain to me what the purpose of the four different texmf folders are in Mac? E.g. there is: /usr/local/texlive/2011/texmf /usr/local/texlive/2011/texmf-config /usr/local/...
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Local font installation problems

Recently I tried to reinstall the MathTimePro II fonts in my local texmf directory. I already have Lucida fonts installed which works fine. So I carefully copied all the relevant files/folders to the ...
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How to keep my TeX Live installation up to date?

What is the recommended way to keep my TeX Live installation up to date? Is there any package manager (like MiKTeX on Windows) that could help me with this? If it helps I'm running on Mac OS X and my ...
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Multiple TeXlive installations

I'm using Lubuntu 11.10. I have TeXlive 2011 full insttaled. I've just installed TeXlive 2013 running install-tl script. Everything was fine. I choose the small scheme. No problem. So according to ...
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TeXLive won't find files in $HOME/texmf

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10 and was trying to get my custom styles/fonts and the like to work. As on all distributions before, I store them in $HOME/texmf, with a tree structure according to the ...
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How to upgrade TeXLive 2009 to TeXLive 2010

I have a TeXLive 2009 installation on my Linux machine. And, I'd like to upgrade it to TeXLive 2010. I tried the command sudo tlmgr update --self --all as suggested in How to keep my TeX Live ...
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Versions of TeXLive under Ubuntu

Since installing Ubuntu, I noticed that it has an old version of TeXLive, namely, TeXLive 2009. To get the latest version, I downloaded and installed TeXLive 2011 from CTAN. As this installs itself ...
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Checking installed packages

I am running latexlive, I think everything is installed. How can I check to see if the etoolbox and ifthen packages are installed? I think these packages will solve my problems. If they are not ...
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About texhash and proper installation of TeXlive

So, I'm running linux Mint (but I guess the same applies to Ubuntu) and as is common knowledge, their TeX distribution tends to be slightly outdated. Now I can't have none of that and decide to ...
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How to configure kile to run texlive 2011?

I install TeX Live 2011 in Linux, but i can not configure kile to run the TL11. Can you explain step by step, please? Solved: $gedit ~/.profile and digit PATH=/usr/local/texlive/2011/bin/i386-...
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Replacement for MiKTeX's texify in TeX Live

I used to use the texify command in MiKTeX on Windows. I would, for example, run a command like: texify --pdf --run-viewer file.tex which, as I understand it, would produce a pdf, automatically ...
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How can I use -max-print-line in pdftex (TexLive)?

I know that Miktex has an option -max-print-line=n to change the width of the output. I wondered if something like that existed for pdftex from TexLive ? I'm on Gentoo. It is very annoying to have ...
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Include all *.bib files in one directory to a bibliography

There are several *.bib files in one directory which I want to add to my bibliography. I don't want to add them one by one like this: \bibliography{../dir/a,../dir/b,../dir/c} I tried adding the ...
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Is it possible to download TeX Live in a separate, single file?

Installation through the internet is so harsh... For example, is there a torrent for TeX Live?
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How to download MacTeX 2011 now that MacTex 2012 is available

Is there a way to download the older MacTeX-2011? I am transitioning to a new mac and would prefer to have both MacTeX2011 and the 2012 version available. I thought I was in luck when I found the the ...
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Non-repository management of TeXLive packages on Ubuntu

I am looking to update my version of beamer to 3.10 (which supports nonstandard slide aspect ratios), however the Ubuntu main repository only has version 3.07. I was not able to locate tlmgr. Is there ...
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How can I install citeref via tlmgr from TexLive 2012?

How can I install citeref via tlmgr from TexLive 2012 in Ubuntu 12.10? Why was citeref.sty dropped in Texlive 2012?
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Font: Is British Baskerville typeface available in TeXLive 2010

I would like to know if the British Baskerville typeface is available in TeXLive2010 (i.e. freely). If yes, which package to load? Thanks...
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xetex complains about missing kanjix.map

I've just installed TL2011 on Windows 7 and updated it from the net. The installation produced no errors and everything is fine - but now xelatex (and not pdflatex nor lualatex) ends every invocation ...
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gnuplottex package not working anymore

Whenever I try to use the gnuplottex package, I get the following error messages: /usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/latex/gnuplottex/gnuplottex.sty:79: Argument of " has an extra }. [...te\write18{rm ...
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Packages to install once for all

I just upgraded my Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04. Then, I have manually installed tex-common, texlive-base and texlive-latex-recommended. And I realize that some packages do not exist anymore. For ...
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What analysis of Texlive's restricted permissions model exists?

TH. writes, in How should one use \write18 with BibTeX: Background Now that TeX Live 2010 has a restricted \write18, I figured it'd be reasonable to update my cv which uses the bibunits package ...
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Cyrillic monospaced font in XeLaTeX

I've installed full TexLive 2011 using "install-tl" script in Ubuntu 12.04. When I was using TexLive 2009 from repositories the following file was compiled without any errors. \documentclass{article}...
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Fontspec is giving me some absurd error

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec,lipsum,xltxtra} \begin{document} This is test \end{document} I get an error like this "Missing \endcsname inserted....\UnicodeEncodingName {}{"007E}". ...
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How can I use xindy on a system with libncurses.so.6?

My GNU/Linux system (Arch) now has libncurses.so.6 rather than libncurses.so.5. But I have upstream's vanilla TeX Live (fully updated) and xindy wants libncurses.so.5: xindy --version produces the ...
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If I have TeX Live 2011 how to install a previous version of biblatex (1.0)?

I install from the internet TeX Live 2011. I have to use MLA to write all my papers, and I have this problem: biblatex-mla sometimes \autocite[prenote][pg]{key} is not printing the author's name ...
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TikZ “callout” positioning problem

I have just recently upgraded my TeXLive from version 2010 to 2011 (OS versions Ubuntu 10.10/Maverick 32-bit and Windows 7/64 bit). This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.3-1.40.12 (Web2C 2011) (...
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Jerus10 font metric (TFM) file not found after installing TexLive 2013

I'll start by saying I'm new to ubuntu and texlive. I just installed texlive2013 and am trying to create a pdf on ubuntu 12.04 TLS. I'm using both English and Hebrew, but neither seam to work: when ...