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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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TeXLive and MikTeX behave differently in handling BOM in listing

This is a followup to a comment of mine posted in 2012. In short, MikTeX does not remove the leading BOM from listings, but TeXLive does, as shown in the following images. The leading BOM effect can ...
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What is the recommended way to protect a TeX Live file from updates with no changes or to auto-patch it on such updates?

Many package managers allow users to prevent certain packages from being updated. Often this is called 'pinning'. A pinned package is protected from automatic updates. This is useful, for example, if ...
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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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compressed data corruption with tlmgr (TeXlive 2018)

I installed TeXlive 2018 on Windows 8.1 a few months ago (when it just came out). I updated the installation a few times since that initial install, without any problems. Today I wanted to get the ...
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How to keep tex and installed packages up to date on a Mac with no hassles?

I have MacTeX 2013 basic installed, and I use TexLive to get packages I need for my writing. Recently TexLive told me that the repository is now only for a newer version than what I have installed. I ...
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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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File names with spaces stopped working in \includepdf and \includegraphics in TeX Live 2016 if compiled with LuaLaTeX

The following used to work in TeX Live 2015 compiled with LuaLaTeX, but does not work in TeX Live 2016: \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{grffile} % Extended file name support for graphics \...
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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 make install-tl write an installation profile without actually installing?

The question is in the title, really. I want to prepare several installation profiles for use on Travis (skipping compiled documentation, fonts, etc.), but I can't figure a way to do this without ...
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TL update affects fixme handling of options?

A few hours ago, the following code worked fine (albeit in a larger document): \documentclass{article} \RequirePackage{xkvltxp} \RequirePackage[draft,envface=\itshape,marginface={\footnotesize\...
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Using symlinks to point to a .bib file in a different directory with bibtex and texmaker

This has been driving me crazy all day. Tried everything before asking a new question, I apologize in advance if I missed something. What I'm trying to do is to have a centralized .bib file that I ...
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TeX Live on Nokia Lumia 2520 Tablet computer with ARM architecture

Is there precompiled TeX Live system for ARM architecture based Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet with Windows RT 8.1?
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Online service to compare different versions of TeX Live?

I’ve been wondering if there is any online service which allows one to compile a document using different versions of TeX Live (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, …) and compare the result. I’m imagining ...
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How to package .bib files?

I have written some biblatex styles and provide them in the biblatex-archaeology package. I would like to have some .bib files with @STRING replacements for journals and serieses and example entries ...
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texlive 2016 installation process can't find kpsewhich, but the file exists

My texlive installation seems not to be working, but in a weird way. Here is the last bit copied from the log that was generated. I'm installing from install-tl-20170413 onto Ubuntu 16.04. The ...
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TexLive: anybody know of a good step by step guide for dummies?

I am trying to get TeX Live 2016 up and running, but keep facing one hurdle after another. I have followed different guides, and the answers to various questions, tried the net install and the iso ...
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Problem with arara in verbose mode

I'm using TeXLive 2016 and java 1.8.0.111 on Windows 7 Home Premium. Suppose I'm using arara with the verbose option, as in: arara -v file.tex If file.tex contains an error, I get a prompt ? where ...
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How can I update a dummy RPM package to satisfy the dependencies for vim-latex on Fedora 24?

I have installed TeX Live 2016 on a box running Fedora 24. When using Fedora previously, I installed a dummy texlive package which enabled me to install editors etc. without needing to install Fedora'...
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Cannot update TeXLive 2016

When I try to update TeXLive with tlmgr, I get the following error: Unknown directive ...containerchecksum ...
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Configuring Texmaker for Tex Live

On my Ubuntu machine, I have just downloaded Texmaker and Tex Live. I now want to compile a Latex file which uses the tcolorbox package. From what I have read, this package should come with Tex Live (...
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How can I install newly created fonts?

I am using texlive2015 on Ubuntu 14.04. The distro is owned by root and I have to use sudo for such things as updmap. [I have another computer where I changed ownership to me, but the following ...
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MacTex Vs TexLive Installation

I have downloaded TexLive 2015 DVD, and it appears that Linux Commands can be used to install TexLive. I went to the TexLive website, and they suggest using the MacTex Distribution which agains is a ...
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GUI version of the TeX Live manager for TL2015 does not work

I updated to Tex Live 2015 on Ubuntu 14.04 and trying to use tlmgr --gui to update packages but it not working. Installed the perl-tk through sudo apt-get install perl-tk and then used tlmgr --...
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Installed style package not found, even if they are in the right place

My environment: Emacs 24.3.1 with AucTex (11.88) on a Xubuntu 14.04. I needed a way to draw Nassi-Shneidermann-Diagrams (Struktogramme) direct into my texfile. So i loaded all packages from here: ...
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Having a problem with TexLive Manager - tlmgr version conflict 2013

My OS is Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. I am trying to install latex on my computer and decided to use Texlive. The install seems to have worked properly but when I try to use tlmgr, I get the error: (...
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How to get started using mtpro2 lite on TeXLive?

I want to use mtpro2 but I have no idea how to get it working on TeXLive. I thought it was difficult to understand what do in order to install it. Until I became convinced that perhaps it is already ...
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Project-local package management

As a follow up to the question ‘What does the output of TeX/LaTeX depend on (in the sense of version and distribution)’, I wonder if there are any tools (or at least plans to ship such a tool) which ...
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Windows Pandoc TexLive

I installed the latest texlive and pandoc on windows 8. I am able to compile tex to pdfs by manually invoking pdflatex. When I try to go from markdown to pdf via pandoc I get an error about not ...
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How to increase TeX memory for LaTeX in TeX Live on Windows?

How to increase TeX memory for (pdf)LaTeX in TeX Live on windows (7)? I found a lot of usefull instructions to increase the TeX memory on linux systems or with MikTeX on Windows, but I still miss a ...
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TeXLive portable without tlmgr

I have successfully installed a portable TeXLive following the instruction given by W32TeX, with a full installation selection on windows 7. The path environment was added with TeXLive bin path, but ...
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Increase save_size on texlive on windows

While compiling a short file with spreadtab, I got the following error: ! TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [save size=80000]. Based on other answers in this site, I ran on a Windows shell: kpsewhich -a ...
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Modular Documents \includegraphics file not found

I'm starting a Modular Latex project for the first time and I'm having problems with adding figures. I'm using the \input{} command to add files to the main documento.tex as in the Latex/Modular ...
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setting up lualatex paths with local texlive

I have two installations of texlive: the one provided by my distro (gentoo linux) and the "full" texlive distribution installed to a subdirectory of /home/[user]/. I'm working on a project that ...
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Converting .tex to .pdf on Windows - fixing “I can't find the format file 'pdflatex.fmt'!”

I've just installed Tex Live on Windows. However, when I tried the pdflatex command, the command failed as an nonexistent command. In an attempt to fix this, I did a filename search for "pdflatex" and ...
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TikZ manual example not working with XeTeX 0.99996 TexLive2016

Example from TikZ manual v 3.0.1a (which is the version I'm using), p118: My minimal example code (a straight copy and paste from the manual, except that I inserted \usetikzlibrary{angles} in the ...
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install mathtime package in texlive

I need to use the mathtime package with the option cmbold: \usepackage[cmbold]{mathtime} MiKTeX database actually identifies mathtime as a regular package and automatically updates and install. But, ...
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Does TexLive Portable work in different platforms (say, Mac and Windows)

I wanted to set up a portable USB installation of TeXLive (or anything else, but I figured TeXLive would be the way to go), but it would be important that it works in both Windows and Mac (and ...
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Cryptic checksum error

Executing the tlmgr update --all command returns rather cryptic error message: /usr/local/bin/tlmgr: checksum error when downloading /tmp/NAmys4kViD/eBXC4uTwZY from ftp://sunsite.icm.edu.pl/pub/CTAN/...
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tlmgr, the maximum number of allowed clients already connected

What is the meaning of the below statement incurred when invoking tlmgr install: TLDownload::get_file: response error: 401 Sorry, the maximum number of allowed clients (10) are already connected. (...
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Full TeX Live except doc tree, source tree and fonts

I am needing TeX Live in a system with limited space. Ticking out Install font/macro doc tree and Install font/macro source tree in the installer helps a lot already. However, I wonder if there is ...
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How to update TeXLive?

TL gets new version every summer. I wonder how to update TL: should I delete last-year-version and then install new one as I usually did in the past or there is a better way?
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How to install and use arara package?

I am interested in using "arara" package. According to it's manual my below code should run without any error: % arara: pdflatex \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Hello world. \end{document} ...
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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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Classicthesis + texlive fresh install

I have been using TeX Live on Ubuntu 14.04 and the package classicthesis with no problems until now. I have recently reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 and TeX Live with it. I followed the guide on how to ...
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How to install cyrtimes.sty for Texmaker with installed texlive-full at Linux Mint (Ubuntu)

I had some troubles with TeX packages installation for my minimal configuration, so I decided to install texlive-full. After that I can't build my document anymore because of missed very basic package ...
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Getting TexLive Recommended Fonts after installing MacTex-2015 on El Capitan

I downloaded and installed MacTeX-2015 on a brand new Mac OS/X El Capitan system, then ran pdfTeX (i.e. Plain TeX) on an old .tex file and got the following error that I'm hoping you can help me ...
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Installing the emerald font on TeX Live 2015

I got a new machine and put TeX Live on it, the version you get from tug.org. Now I need to compile a document that uses the emerald font. I feel like I have tried everything. The font seems to be ...
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Can I install MacTex 2015 on an OS X Homebrew system without permission issues?

I currently have a working MacTex 2014 installation and Homebrew installation on OS 10.10.3, and am about to install MacTex 2015. But I'm concerned about permission issues. Both packages install in /...
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class and style files traversing up the directory tree?

texlive, osx/linux. I believe it is impossible to place one's personal latex style and class files in a superior directory in the hierarchy, because of the way that the kpse library works (fixed ...
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xetex cannot use font name instead of font file name even after “texlive-enable-fontconfig”

This article says xetex can only find fonts installed by texlive with its filename instead of font name, because xetex can only find fonts by font name in the system's font system. And here says with ...