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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TeX Live Utility, don't know how to start it

I'm trying to learn how to install packages in LaTeX. I've downloaded the TeX Live Utility in order to have a GUI (I'm using a Mac) and I've installed it, but I don't know how to run the application ...
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TexLive 2015 - error when using “french” options with TexStudio

I am new in the LaTex world. I just installed yesterday Texlive 2015 et texstudio (last version) on my windows 10 computer. Everything seems to be working properly except for the template "Article{...
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Determine full list of installed LaTeX packages in Ubuntu

Newbie here, just inherited a large (250+ page) doc written in LaTeX after the previous author left the company. Is there an easy way to determine all the LaTeX packages installed on my system? I'm ...
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I can't get minted package to work under Ubuntu (pygments error)

I'm currently using ubuntu13.10, TeXlive and Texmaker editor, and I found out that minted package is the best way to get source code highlighting on LaTeX. So I installed python-pygments via terminal ...
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Typesetting option that includes makeindex (TeX Live, TeXworks)

I used to work with the MiKTeX distribution and the included TeXworks program. The latter provided me with a typesetting-configuration that was something like pdfLaTeX + BibTeX + MakeIndex. (It ...
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tlmgr error: perl.exe has stopped working

I have been using TeX Live 2010 on my Windows 7 computer for some time now, without problems. Recently I decided to use the TeX Live Manager to check for updates, which were successfully installed. ...
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How can a package be listed on CTAN but not be available in Tex Live?

Here is a comment by Alan Munn on How soon do all CTAN mirrors update for TeX Live Utility to detect the changes? Except for during [the freeze period], (i.e., most of the time) TeXLive updates to ...
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Change from MiKTeX to TeX Live

I'm basically a noob when it comes to dealing with packages and TeX distributions. I currently have both MiKTeX and TeX Live installed with MiKTeX as the default distribution (I think), but I would ...
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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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Using MiKTeX and TeX Live on the same computer?

Is there anything I should be aware of if I want to install MiKTeX and TeX Live on the same computer? Are there any problems, any incompatabilities? Is it even possible? I imagine there could be some ...
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How can I call TexLive in Ubuntu?

Following the instructions in this page https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LaTeX , I installed TexLive, which needs some 1GB of space (I installed the texlive-full package). Yet, after installation, I ...
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How soon do all CTAN mirrors update for TeX Live Utility to detect the changes?

If a new package gets officially recognized with an entry at CTAN today, (on average) when can I typically expect all mirrors to be updated so that TeX Live Utility can detect the changes?
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TeX Live error on Ubuntu 10.04: pdflatex.fmt doesn't match pdftex.pool

I recently installed Ubuntu 10.04 over-top of Ubuntu 9.04, preserving my /home partition, but aside from that partition, it was a fresh install. I installed the texlive package (2009-7) from Ubuntu's ...
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Non-repository management of TeXLive packages on Ubuntu

How do I install a package which is supplied by a publisher (like Springer or Elsevier)? In MikTex (windows), I have to copy it into specified folder and than run some file which install the package. ...
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How to properly install two parallel version of the same package in TeX Live?

How does one properly install two (parallel) versions of the SAME LaTeX package inside TeX Live ? Take for example, biblatex 2.8 and 2.9. I currently have one installed inside TL 2013 and another in ...
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Updating packages while TeX Live is frozen

This is a follow on to my question from from last year about Why does TeX Live "require" yearly updates?. TeX Live is again in the freeze period and no new packages or updates will be ...
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How do I configure the paths for TexLive2011 to work on my system with TexWorks 0.5?

How do I configure the paths for TexLive2011 to work on my system with TexWorks2011? System: Deb 6 64 bit. Currently peter@peter-deb:~$ sudo tlmgr --gui sudo: tlmgr: command not found peter@peter-...
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Installing EBGaramond for pdfLaTeX

I made a foolish choice to play around with fonts a few days ago, and haven't escaped since. After getting very kind and useful help here yesterday, I decided to follow the advice given, and change to ...
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Xubuntu 12.04 + Tex Live 2012 no biblatex binary and no biber

I am getting really confused now. I installed Tex Live 2012 on my Xubuntu 12.04 with a backport and I installed TexMaker. I could user PdfLatex right away and it generated everything I needed except ...
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Fresh install texlive 2012 @ Ubuntu 12.04: tlmgr nowhere to be found

I know this subject has come up quite a few times so far (with different distro's of texlive). See for instance: Missing tlmgr texlive 2012 tlmgr: TeX Live 2011 is frozen forever Texlive installation ...
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New language - hyphenation

I'm working in a project (Ubuntu Manual, if you're curious) which requires TeX to create a PDF document. But when we have almost all translated, I've found that there wasn't an hyphenation pattern for ...
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TeX Archaeology - Installing historic/old TeX Live Releases

I've inherited an old TeX tree that contains multiple versions of TeX and I'm attempting to determine what local changes were made to specific versions. I understand that in certain cases our binaries ...
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How to install mathpazo correctly from TeX Live Manager?

I've just installed BasicTeX 2013, which is the MacTeX equivalent of the TeX Live "small" scheme. Using TeX Live Utility (MacTeX's GUI for tlmgr), I've installed mathpazo, but a minimal example \...
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Is there a difference between texconfig rehash and mktexlsr?

With reference to this answer; Is there a difference between texconfig hash and mktexlsr? For example: Is sudo texconfig rehash able to clean up ls-R in cases where mktexlsr remains deficient? or; ...
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How to use TeX Live on Fedora 17?

On Fedora 17 I have at least 3 ways to use TeX Live: Install it from the default repository (TeX Live 2007, very old) Add a work-in-progress developer repository - is it stable enough? In the past ...
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can't \includegraphics eps files anymore with xelatex (used to work fine)

I've just noticed that (most likely caused by upgrading to opensuse 11.3 with TexLive 2009) whenever I try to \includegraphics{filename.eps} an eps file, I get the error: Unable to load picture or ...
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Acro package provides “! Missing number, treated as zero.” after update to acro-v2.7b

I ran an update on texlive 2017 (via tlmgr) and I got an error for the acro package that I have not experienced before. I have provided a MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{acro} \...
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How to update LuaTeX binary (TeXLive on GNU/Linux)?

MikTeX provides access to the latest binaries through the miktex-nxt update channel. While being windows-only all these years, in 2018, it looks like Mr Schenk is extending his distribution to certain ...
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Installing Texlive on Debian x86-64 Platform

I had previously worked with the texlive distribution provided in the Debian repository, but I came across many inconveniences as a result of it being outdated (no tlmgr; forced to manually update and ...
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Fedora manual installation and dependencies

Following answers on this website (like: How to use TeX Live on Fedora 17? and Manually installed TexLive on Fedora 16 ) I installed texlive manually on fedora and it works flawlessly. The problem I ...
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What is “%&-line parsing enabled”?

My latex logs begin with %&-line parsing enabled What does it mean?
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Which fonts that are part of TeXLive have “real small caps”?

The TeX font catalogue doesn't allow you to see which fonts have real small caps. Some fonts do not have real small caps (e.g. any of the mathdesign ones). But some do (computer modern and therefore ...
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etex package still seems to be necessary in LaTeX2e 2015/10/01?

I've experienced this problem after upgrading to TeX Live 2015 and getting newer versions of all my packages. (Presumably some of those package updates are to blame.) MVE: \documentclass{scrartcl} \...
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pdflatex error: latex.fmt doesn't match pdftex.pool

I'm having some problems trying to get a portable TeX Live installation working. It started off great, but I tried to use tlmgr to add some packages and now whenever I run pdflatex I get a weird ...
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How to move TeX Live to another partition (/data)

I'm a LyX user. Can I move all (or most) of the TeX related files/folders to another (Linux) partition (/data) and so reuse that partition for LyX-TeX after OS re-install, as well as share that TeX ...
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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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After MacTeX manual update how should I remove the old one?

MacTeX 2014 is installed on OS X. But how can I remove the old one? Or is it automatically overwritten?
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TeX Live 2011 vs Ubuntu TeX Live

Is it worth the effort to manually install TeX Live 2011 on Ubuntu? Has so much changed since 2009? I am a new Ubuntu user coming from windows and have very limited knowledge of Linux environment. I ...
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How to prevent Fedora 28's texlive packager interfering with my freedom to maintain a vanilla installation of TeX Live?

This is essentially a follow-up to earlier questions concerning the procedure for installing vanilla TeX Live from upstream on a GNU/Linux system. Part of that process involves the installation of a ...
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Installing TeX Live from tug.org

I was trying to install TeX Live (on Ubuntu10.04) following the instructions contended in http://tug.org/texlive/quickinstall.html (c.f. thread Typesetting a document using Arabic script). I've ...
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Why can not upgrade texlive2016 to texlive2017 on windows [duplicate]

I have texlive 2016 installed on my windows OS, to use texlive 2017 you need to download it (over then 2.5GO), I think this is a tedious operation every time you want to pass from an old texlive to a ...
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Problems with TexLive 2012 on Ubuntu after network installation

I totally purged TexLive from my system, and then I installed the latest version of TexLive from the internet installer as described here instead of via the Ubuntu package manager. Next, I installed ...
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How to get mdframed package working correctly?

On a fresh Ubuntu 12.04 64 bits system, I wanted to add the mdframed package to my texlive distribution. After searching in Ubuntu standard repositories without success, I went to the CTAN website to ...
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Do I need to run non-tlmgr tools each time I use Tex Live Utility to update Tex?

I've made some modifications to my TeX installation outside of the TeX Live Utility, which I use primarily, as a convenient way to keep my installation up to date. For example, I've added some fonts ...
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How to configure TexLive 2015 to use latexindent.pl script with Kile

I would like to autoindent my code under Kile using latexindent. I have TeXLive 2015 installed and I run arara on my tex file. I tried to follow the manual instructions (p.5) for latexindent where ...
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How to compile .tex file to a pdf using luajittex engine?

I have recently found that modern TeX Live 2014 distribution has new LuaTeX engine luajittex. As far as I know this is just experimental however if we consider that luatex is beta version, almost ...
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Can I install new packages for texlive

It seems that I can not do anything to update this outdated TeXlive+Kile system. ********:~/TeX$ texhash texhash: /usr/local/share/texmf/ls-R: no write permission. Skipping... texhash: /var/lib/texmf/...
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latexmk not accompanying TexWorks 0.5?

I seem to remember latexmk should be included since ver 0.4 TexWorks. I have ver 0.5 r.930 Debian installed on Deb 6 64 bit. Also I have Texworks 2011 installed in my home folder. So why doesn't ...
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TeXLive 2013 (on Linux/Ubuntu) - tcfmgr & fmtutil not found

When I try to update packages via tlmgr (or run fmtutil-sys --all directly), TeXLIve reports: /usr/local/texlive/2013/bin/i386-linux/fmtutil: 395: /usr/local/texlive/2013/bin/i386-linux/fmtutil: /usr/...
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Migrating from Ubuntu repository TeX to TeX Live?

I installed TeX Live 2013 from CTAN by following the instructions here: How to install "vanilla" TeXLive on Debian or Ubuntu? And it's all working very nicely. However, what I didn't do ...