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 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I was in a hurry, and didn't read the copious verbiage on TeX Live as directed by the TeX Live Utility when you have an out-of-date TeX Live install (I had 2010).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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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 ...
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Install package from CTAN which is not available in TeX Live

The texdef package was recently updated to fix a critical bug. The package is updated on CTAN, but because TeX Live is in its "freeze" period, attempting to update the package via tlmgr update does ...
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xelatex stopped working after TexLive2011 update 2 days ago

I updated Tex Live 2011 a couple of days ago and I can't run XeLaTeX anymore on a document I was working on. When it runs it gets stuck and I have to abort it. Resulting in the following error. I've ...
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Install downloaded package via tlmgr

I’d like to install a package (microtype 2.5 beta 4) under TeX Live that isn’t available in the official repository. Now, I know that it’s usually enough to put the package under ~/texmf/tex/latex/ ...
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How to setup texliveonfly, on any LaTeX editor?

I'm a novice in the world of LaTeX, and I'm struggling to find a simple tutorial on how to to setup texliveonfly as part of TeX Live 2011 in any LaTeX editor. Is there anyone out there who's got ...
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The updates on the different latex distributions

Before yesterday, on 25 July 2017, the media9 package was updated by its developer Alexander Grahn (aka AlexG) on the deposit of the CTAN. Today by performing an automatic update of MiKTeX, this ...
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How to configure the dictionary-path for TeXworks @ TeX Live portable?

I want to use spell-checking with TeXworks under TeXlive (portable) under Windows XP. Is it possible to use the dictionaries of Mozilla, e.g. en-GB.aff and en-GB.dic? Where do I place the ...
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Greek pdf-bookmarks with greektex package; is it possible?

I am using TeX Live and also, package greektex. In order for greektex to work I must use iso-8859-7 encoding. I was wondering if with these settings there is a way to produce pdf bookmarks in Greek (...
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Installing Emerald fonts: TeXlive won't find font files

Using TeXlive 2014 I installed the Emerald fonts to ~/.texmf (other TEXMF trees will lead to the same problem). No matter how much I texhash or updmap, this minimal example won't complile using ...
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TeX Live OS X users: testing needed for “download on the fly” script?

Not sure if this is a strictly appropriate question (I hope so, because it has to do with TeX-related tools) but I need to know whether or not my texliveonfly.py script runs successfully on OS X. ...
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Error when updating texlive 2015

When I want to update packages of texlive 2015 I get this error? what is the problem? tlmgr update --list The locale codeset (cp720) isn't one that perl can decode, stopped at C:\texlive \2015\...
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Corrupted TeXLive2012 installation? (Option clash for currfile)

Background: As per Manually copy older TeXLive2011 from one Mac to a new Mac, I attempted to get TeXLive2010 and TeXLive2011 (with the latest libraries) on a newer mac. The older releases are not ...
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Can't enable shell-escape

I've been trying to add the --shell-escape argument to my pdflatex, and right about nothing works. I'll summarize what I've done so far: Add --shell-escape to existing pdflatex.exe Add --shell-escape ...
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Option delim_0 “\\dotfill” in makeindex ignored by texlive's makeindex?

I've a problem when making the index with a personal style file. Here is my file perso.ist headings_flag 1 heading_prefix "{\\bfseries\\hfil " heading_suffix "\\hfil}\\nopagebreak\n" delim_0 "\\...
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Which TeX distribution? (Undefined control sequence)

(FYI I am new to LaTeX) I'm trying to compile a TeX document that someone else has given me. I had BasicTex installed, and it didn't seem to work. My friend said he uses TeX Live, so I tried ...
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Error caused by tabular environment suddenly started happening on a previously working file

I'm working on a pretty big document with a lot of \usepackage and custom commands. I'm using texlive 2018 on both my laptop with Linux Mint 17 and my desktop with Windows 10. After updating texlive ...
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How to attach True Type Fonts in TeX Live LaTeX

The problem is: where one can read precise instruction on how to effectively install Windows "Truefonts" (.ttf files) in TeX Live LaTeX environment installed in Windows XP? But please, do not drive ...
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Latex font error … I can't find 'hv'

I want to compile my PNAS journal document. I am unable to do so. Since I am new to this latex community I am not much aware of the packages that need to be installed. kpathsea: Running mktextfm hv /...
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Frutiger font in TexLive 2011 and Lion OS

I tried to install the Frutiger font on TexLive 2011 using Lion OS. I followed this guide: Copy the file frutiger.tar.gz to the folder /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local. Unzip the file. Open a shell and ...
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Possible Issues of using -output-directory

As I am considering using -output-directory=<some/path> to reduce clutter in my working directory, I am wondering what are the known problems with this approach. The ones I am aware of are: ...
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Inclusion of eps files using psfig no longer works with latest TeXLive

I have plain TeX (NOT LaTeX) files that include EPS files using the psfig macros and dvips. These worked until today when I installed the latest TexLive distribution from the Ubuntu repository on ...
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How to get chapterthumb work in KOMA-Script?

I came from here as I was looking for a way to get chapterthumb work according to the directions. I manually installed the chapterthumb.sty package into the texlive2013 distribution. However, the MWE ...
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What is the best (most robust) way to install a custom Xindy style?

I’m developing a (non-public) custom class which has a comparing Xindy style file (.xdy). I’m installing the class feels etc. according to TDS with a script (or by unzipping to the right directories). ...
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Problem with Tex Live Utility

I recently upgraded to MacTeX 2016 but when I launch TeX Live Utility I have this message: your tex live version is 0 but your default repository url appears to be for tex live 2016. You need to ...
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Appendix TOC link does not work when using Polyglossia (TeX Live 2015)

MWE: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{appendix} \usepackage{hyperref} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setdefaultlanguage{spanish} \begin{document} \tableofcontents \include{chapter1} \begin{...
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Possible bug in babel-greek, TexLive 2014

Apologies for bug reporting here, but thought I might as well. My current banner is: $ pdflatex -version | grep 'TeX Live' pdfTeX 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.15 (TeX Live 2014) The problem seems to be ...
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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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Font is lower quality with T1 than OT1 on TeXLive [duplicate]

I just did a fresh installation of Kali GNU/Linux 2017.1 and wanted to test out the latest TeXLive update. After I set everything up, I of course wrote a test document: \documentclass{article} \...
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tlmgr, changing repository, containerchecksum [duplicate]

I change tlmgr repository sudo tlmgr option repository http://mirror.switch.ch/ftp/mirror/tex/systems/texlive/tlnet Then when trying to install a package, e.g. tlmgr install logreq I get the ...
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Installation of texlive-full on Ubuntu 12.04

If I install texlive-full on Ubuntu 12.04 using apt-get will I have the stable and checked version? or is there any security risk? should I avoid installing it?
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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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(k)ubuntu, TeXLive manually installed, tlmgr not working

(Summary: tmlgr was not working in a typical manual (non-apt) install of TeXLive in Ubuntu.) In Kubuntu, I used install-tl-unx.tar.gz, and install-tl --gui=text to make a basic install. That is, I ...
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How to move from makeindex to xindy?

Is there an easy, lightweight way to manage multiple glossaries and indices using xindy rather than makeindex? Everything works currently using makeindex, but it's not as nice as it could be. I'm fine ...
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tlmgr stopped working due to outdated repository [closed]

tlmgr used to work fine, but now I am getting the following error message for whatever I try to do: tlmgr: The TeX Live versions supported by the repository (20xx--20xx) do not include the ...
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Change TeX Live Main Repository

I'm now using TeX Live 2016 Pretest. After the pretest, I should change the current repository to local repository due to download speed. My current system is in Windows 10. Can you explain how to ...
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TeXLive 2011 - what's new, what is no longer available - i.e. what should be known before upgrading

According to http://www.tug.org/texlive/ TeXLive 2011 is almost released, so it's a good moment to initiate some early reports about it, especially: what it brings new to the table - e.g. killer ...
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How to create /usr/texbin?

I am a mac user but I have installed the TeX Live distribution without the help of MacTeX. The directory /usr/texbin is missing and TeXShop or TeXworks won't compile. I know that I can change the ...
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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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'What's new' on tlmgr

I'm using tlmgr to update packages. Once a week I use it and update all. But some times I'd like to know what are the changes on some packages. Is it possible to show this? Maybe clicking somewhere ...
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Backing up and restoring texlive 2011 (Linux)

Is there an easy and safe way to back up and restore an entire texlive installation, e.g. before a fresh OS (re)installation or to put onto another pc (same architecture)? What I have in mind is to ...
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Installing and using XeTeX

I have tried to install XeTeX on my Debian system, but this does not appear to work. Here are the steps I took: I loaded TeX Live 2011 with tlmgr -gui. I loaded a repository. I selected "not ...
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How to install TeX Live on Android tablet 4.2.2?

I'm reading this How to install TeX on Android phones? post and I can't install TeX Live on Android 4.2.2 and I have tl4a-2013-06-10.tar.xz, TL4A.apk, tl4a-2013-06-18.tar.xz, and texmf.cnf on my ...
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sudo does not find tlmgr

I have just installed texlive 2014 on a machine running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS at work. When I enter tlmgr update --self to the terminal for example, it returns the following: tlmgr: package repository ...
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Kile and texlive 2012

Since I was not happy about the choice of texlive 2009 from Ubuntu repositories, I installed texlive 2012 manually from the website. Secondly, I like Kile to write, but when I try to install it, it ...
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Luaotfload: version mismatch

Compiling with LuaLaTeX and the recent update seems to produce some disturbance: ... ) (/usr/local/texlive/2013/texmf-dist/tex/latex/fontspec/fontspec-luatex.sty (/usr/local/texlive/2013/texmf-...
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Why is synctex in TL 2011 so fussy about filenames?

The forward search script I had written for vim and mupdf is no longer working since installing TL 2011, and upon investigating why, it seems that synctex is now very fussy about filenames, at least ...
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How to generate a TeX-file containing information of all installed packages of an actual TeXLive

Is it possible to generate a TeX-file with all information needed about the installed packages of a TeXLive distribution? If you want only certain elements of the table, you can use this snippet. :-) ...
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How to incorporate a TEXMF tree managed by distro's package manager when using TeX Live from upstream on a GNU/Linux system?

I am using upstream's TeX Live on a GNU/Linux system with default paths except for the use of symbolic links to facilitate switching between different versions of TL. So, for example, TEXMFMAIN is /...
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Create a local texmf tree in Ubuntu

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 which came with TeX Live 2009 pre-installed. I want to create a local texmf tree at the location ~/Dropbox/mylocaltexmf/, so that I can place my own .sty files in my Dropbox ...