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

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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 ...
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Error using tlmgr in Tex Live

I am getting an error when using tlmgr to update or install latex packages. For example, the command tlmgr update -all in the terminal yields the following response: (running on Debian, switching ...
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How to set TEXMFHOME so that it works

I have installed Tex Live on OS X using the install-tl with the -portable option. (I can't use MacTeX because I don't have admin access on the particular machine.) Having installed, I ran tlmgr ...
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TeX Live 2012 - what should be known about it?

TeX Live 2012 release is near, so I think it is possibly a good time to sum it a bit, like it was done before with 2011. Feel free to add anything relevant in this community wiki. What should we know ...
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LaTeX compilation of simple document fails [closed]

I am just starting to work with LaTeX for the first time, so I apologize if my question is trivial. I recently got a first .tex document from my supervising tutor, with the request we compile it ...
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What does “skipping forcibly removed package xxx” mean? Should I care about it?

I got the following messages when updating TeX Live 2012 using the provided GUI. What does "skipping forcibly removed package xxx" mean? Should I care about it?
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elsarticle.cls not found when using TexMaker, but texlive-latex-extra is installed

I am trying to get my TeX document to build. I know this works because I've done it on another system, but I recently put Lubuntu on my linux partition, so everything is new again. I've installed ...
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Latex on Linux: Path problem after new install of TeX Live

UPDATE: between the suggestions made in comments, and Andrew Stacey's patient walkthrough/diagnostic, the problem was eventually solved by correcting a faulty environment variable in the bashrc. It's ...
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Parsing Underscores in URLs from Mendeley

Introduction Mendeley's desktop software has the ability to export the references to a bibtex compatible file for use in TeX based documents. However when exporting, Mendeley escapes all special ...
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TeX Live issue after update - `fmtutil.cnf` not found

I recently updated TeX Live to following version TeX 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2013/Arch Linux) and cannot compile any file anymore, it fails with error $ pdflatex blab.tex This is pdfTeX, Version 3....
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From CTAN to TeX Live and MiKTeX

A few months ago (before the release of TL2013) I uploaded a script to CTAN. What are the next steps (if any) that need to be taken to get the script or package part of the TeX Live and MiKTeX ...
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On Ubuntu 10.10 with texlive-full installed, xelatex is rotating my figures 90 degrees counterclockwise

I am using the latest ubuntu with the texlive-full package. When I do a simple \includegraphics like this: \begin{figure}[h] \centering \rotatebox{-90}{\includegraphics[width=8cm]{problem1}} \...
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Upgrade to MacTeX 2011 without redownloading entire distribution?

Is it possible to upgrade from MacTeX 2010 to 2011 without downloading the entire package for new? I’ve tried starting the instructons for upgrading TeXLive at tug.org/texlive/upgrade.html, up to ...
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Error: Can't find the format file pdflatex.fmt

I have TeX Live installed on my MacBook Pro running MacOSX 10.8 through macports. Recently on trying to compile a LaTeX file through pdflatex I got the error /opt/local/share/texmf-texlive/tex/...
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Installing with tlmgr without sudo; to ~/texmf

I installed texlive by downloading, extracting and running sudo ./install-tl. I want to use tlmgr for installing a package, eg jdoe@jdoe:~$ tlmgr install moderncv You don't have permission to ...
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Using the erdc package on Mac OS X

I have the MacTeX-2012 Distribution installed on my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.8.3 Mountain Lion. Opening TeX Live Update, I see that the erdc package is installed. However, as stated in erdc.pdf, ...
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Texmaker and moderncv with TeX Live 2011

I'm trying to do my CV with moderncv but Texmaker show me an error !LaTeX Error:File 'moderncv.cls' not found. But the moderncv macro is installed in TeX Live 2011.
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tlmgr: packages “not present in repository”

Short version for the 'tl;dr' people: Trying to install what I need on a fresh server, many packages are "not present in repository". For example: # tlmgr install color tlmgr: package repository ftp:...
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How can I avoid this regex error when attempting to use texdef?

When I try to use texdef, I get the following error, even though texdef is just the same as it was when TeX Live 2016 was frozen and, indeed, just the same as it has been for several years, since it ...
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Can't compile with most recent version of TeX Live (2013)

I have used a tex template for my CV for years. But I recently migrated everything to a new Mac running OS 10.8.4 and the document will no longer compile. I have confirmed that the file compiles ...
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synctex problem with -output-directory in TeXLive

I am currently using Windows 7, TeXLive2011, and TeXworks 0.4.3. I want to put all temporary files in tmp directory located in the same working directory as the .tex file. But, I want the final .pdf ...
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Error 32512 (driver return code)

I'm using XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.4-0.9998 I'm creating .tex file using PHP and storing it on linux server. [ex: abc.tex] Then creating .sh file with command to execute *.tex file using XeLaTeX [...
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Why does picins exist in MikTeX but it does not exist in TeX Live?

If picins is not free, why does it exist in MikTeX?
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TeXlive update - how do I permanently set the path? [closed]

I updated to texlive 2015 and it works, as does tlmgr. I can't read dvi's anymore (I'm assuming this is a related problem and if not will deal with it later). I have to set the path every time I run a ...
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How to install the latest version of microtype (v. 2.5) in Linux (Ubuntu)?

How to install the latest version of microtype (v. 2.5) in Linux (Ubuntu) ? (also, is v. 2.5 still in beta?) Edit I'm using this ppa https://launchpad.net/~texlive-backports/+archive/ppa/ which ...
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TeX Live can't find “tcfmgr.map” and “fmtutil.cnf”

I ran into some problems with TeX and re-installed TeX Live. (I'm using Fedora 16 x86_64) Now, when I try to run pdflatex, it says: tcfmgr: config file `tcfmgr.map' (usually in $TEXMFMAIN/texconfig) ...
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What does “restricted \write18 enabled” mean and why does TexLive keep reporting it?

I've installed a backported version of TL2012 on Ubuntu 12.04, and every time I start pdftex, xetex, luatex, pdflatex, xelatex, or lualatex, I get the statement restricted \write18 enabled. entering ...
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Clean uninstall of TeX Live (for upgrading to the next version)

I understand upgrading from TeX Live 2012 to 2013 is not a single-click operation. As I was working on some important documents and didn't want to compromise my TeX distribution, I've put off ...
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Problem with TexLive installation on Fedora 17 to 20

I just upgraded to Fedora 17 and tried to install TeX Live, as usually, by downloading the install script, install-tl from tug.org. When I run ./install-tl I get this output: [giorgos@...
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Determining which TeX Live collection a package belongs to

When using the TeX Live Manager or browsing CTAN, sometimes I want to know what TeX Live collection a particular package is found in. What is a convenient way to check?
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In TexLive 2009, 'tlmgr' tells me there are 'no updates available' for months now. Really?

Running TeXLive 2009 on Ubuntu 10.4, a vanilla install. I used to be able to get updates for TeXLive 2009, I'm sure. But for months now it just tells me: sudo /usr/local/texlive/2009/bin/i386-linux/...
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installing comicsans to TeX Live, Windows

I need help to install the comicsans package and the fonts. My system is TeX Live 2011, and Windows 7. Below is what I did: Copied comic.ttf and comicbd.ttf in C:\texlive\texmf-local\fonts\ttf. (I ...
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Problem with installing TeX Live under Windows 8

I am new to LaTeX and wanted to install the required "programs". But when I came to installing TeX Live, there seemed to be a problem: Can't spawn "cmd.exe": No such file or directory at (directory) ...
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Will TeXLive 2014 be 64 bit?

I've recently seen the TeXLive "roadmap" here: https://www.tug.org/texlive/ It seems TeXLive 2014 is just around the corner... I've also noticed that past versions of TeXLive are all 32-bit. Are ...
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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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Tex Distribution Pane not working after installing BasicTex2013

I recently upgraded to OS X 10.9 Mavericks and installed BasicTex 2013 (TeXLive-2013-Basic), in addition to TeXLive-2013. Now I need to use the TexLive-2013 as my default distribution, but the Tex ...
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Where can I find LaTeX and its package installation guide in details?

After some days when my university will be closed for vacation of Eid al-Fitr I will go to my village (InshaAllah). I have decided to learn LaTeX in the vacation. But in my village there is no ...
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Texlive and Gregorio Manual Font Installation

Here I am again trying to get Gregorio working. I discovered that the Gregorio installation failed to install its fonts, so I am trying to install them manually. When I run Gregorio, I get this ...
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Is it possible to see also the date of the package in the package list of TeX Live?

Recently I switched from MiKTeX (I'm working on Windows 10) to TeX Live. All works well, the features are more or less the same, the TeX Live GUI is a little bit spartan but surely it isn't a ...
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using perl from texlive

I am working on some packages and for the creation of the final dtx files I use perl. So far it worked from commandline by just calling the script.pl file. However now I installed texlive 2012 on my ...
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“Goto Source” opens pgflibraryfadings.code.tex

Edit: Seems to be a problem with SyncTeX, as TeXworks reacts the same. Edit2: same problem with texlive in Win7. I have a similiar problem as described in TeXstudio Bugreport 1225 but with menukeys-...
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Manually installing a font map in TEXMFHOME - updmap can't find the map-file

I am trying to install newtx from CTAN for my user only. At first, I tried to follow the README which is available there. First of, I am using TeXlive 2011 on Archlinux. I have also checked if all my ...
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Native vs distribution-specific installation method

I would like to ask which of these two installation methods is better for Texlive 2012 on Fedora 17. distribution-specific RPM/repository method native installation from tug.org Which gives me the ...
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New fixltx2e, bigfoot conflict?

After one of the more recent package updates, my book did not compile anymore under TexLive 2014. I narrowed the problem down to a new incompatibility between the packages fixltx2e and bigfoot. The ...
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TeX Live package collection organisation

This question is closely related to Determining which TeX Live collection a package belongs to, and maybe remotely to What font packages are installed in TeX live?. I am a bit confused about the ...
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wrong hyperref for Index in tableofcontents since TeXlive 2010

Since update of TeXLive, both on macOS and Ubuntu (from 12.04 to 13.04), index is not referenced correctly in the table of content. Instead, the hyperlink to Index point to the bibliography. A lot ...
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Use restricted-shell-escape with TexStudio on TexLive?

The package auto-pst-pdf.sty needs shell-escape to run, but shell escape is known to be seriously unsafe. Is there a possibility to tell auto-pst-pdf.sty to use restricted-shell-escape instead? I'm ...
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Updating tlmgr 2011 to 2012

When I run # tlmgr update --self This is the reply I get: tlmgr: package repository ftp://ftp.riken.go.jp/pub/tex-archive/systems/texlive/tlnet /usr/local/texlive/2011/bin/x86_64-linux/tlmgr: The ...
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How to use translate_file correctly in patgen of TexLive?

This question follows previous one about use of patgen. I installed TeX Live 2011 (thanks Martin) and find patgen (version 2.4) command. According to manual, command is: patgen dictionary_file ...
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Access value of -output-directory

I am considering using the command line option -output-directory=<some/path> so that the temporary files do not clog my working directory but are also available for subsequent builds. This will ...