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Questions tagged [texmf]

{texmf} is about questions about the texmf directory, which is the root of TeX directory structure.

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How does the file name database, in MikTeX, resolve the files it catalogs?

I recently updated my MikTeX distribution (The new interface is really nice by the way, Thank You to the contributors/developers) and I got curious about the path resolution of files when compiling a ...
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Is it possible to “relocate” my ~/texmf/ directory?

My custom sty files are stored in the ~/texmf/ directory. I like to keep the contents of my home directory simple, so I'd like to move ~/texmf/ somewhere else (maybe ~/.texmf/ or ~/.config/texmf/). Is ...
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How to install just the most recent tikzmark package?

How do I install just the most recent version of the tikzmark package? I tried to install texlive 2018, but it requires glibc 2.14, and my system (CentOS 6) only have glibc 2.12. I then installed the ...
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How change my TEXMFHOME directory config

I use Texlive 2018 on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. I wanted to change my TEXMFHOME directory to hide it. I did it just creating a usertree in "~/.texmf" I've tried if [ -d ~/.texmf ] ; then export TEXMFHOME=...
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texmf install script doesn't work

I wanted to use the script mentioned here to install a local texmf structure on a Mac. When I click on the script, I get the message "Local texmf folder already exists," but when I click on "Take me ...
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TeX Live 2017 onwards Using $TEXMFAUXTREES are there disadvantages

I mainly use MiKTeX (Windows) as its simpler/lighter for portable use. TeX Live 2017 introduced $TEXMFAUXTREES similar for my usage in MiKTeX to the assignment on the fly of user-roots. Although my ...
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TexLive lost fonts after a reboot; mktexmf is trying to access a wrong folder

I installed scheme-full of TexLive, and everything was okay until I rebooted my PC. Then all cyrillic fonts went missing, and mktexmf started printing such messages during the build (question marks ...
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Finding and configuring my texmf tree

I'm trying to install a new style file that doesn't come by default with LaTeX. I'm on a Linux Mint computer, and installed LaTeX with a simple sudo apt install texlive or something like that, if ...
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How to make pdflatex work with custom TEXMFHOME and TEXMFVAR paths?

Here is my code: % foo.tex \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontawesome} \begin{document} \faAdjust \end{document} I have installed basictex on Mac, so compiling the above document would fail ...
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tlmgr user mode tree

This is a very bizarre question, so I'll explain the aetiology. I'm a longtime \LaTeX andknitr user, which is trying to augment his repertoire by converting to Rmarkdown. This R package allows the ...
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problem with texmf.cnf

On windows8 texlive 2018 and texstudi 2.9. i want that latex fond my personal packages in my dropbox so i try to edit the file : texmf.cnf i put this : OSFONTDIR = $SystemRoot/fonts// ...
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texmf folder: What is it and what is it good for?

In my home directory (I am a GNU/linux machine) I have a folder named 'texmf' contained two folders named 'tlpkg' and web2c'. I vaguely recall that it was created in connection with some help I once ...
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Path to texmf folder

I am using TeXlive 2017, which is frozen by now. I was missing a package subfigure.sty. In order to do a manual install, - I downloaded the package.zip from ctan website, - I made a directory /home/...
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Problem creating the TEXMFHOME directory

I would like to install a template package and the instructions given by the developer include using the command prompt with the following code mkdir "$(kpsewhich -var-value TEXMFHOME)/tex/latex/" ...
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Can't add local texmf directory in latest Miktex

I installed the portable version (from Scoop) of MikTeX 2.9.6615-x64 on Windows 10 (as I did before with previous Miktex versions). When I try to add a custom texmf directory for local packages in ...
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Empty odt files produced using mk4ht on windows with miktex

I'm looking for some advice to configure my windows system in such a way that I can get mk4ht to compile into an open office document using miktex. If I create a simple tex file called i.tex \...
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How to properly configure my tex environment? [closed]

I'm new using latex and I'm a bit lost about how to properly configure my environments so my compiler is able to find my files. From what I read, I'm supposed to have a TEXINPUTS and TEXMFHOME ...
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Where do I place my own .sty or .cls files, to make them available to all my .tex files? - empowerment (kpathsea basics)

In order to have a non-TeXlive .sty file available, I followed the recommendations of this question : Where do I place my own .sty or .cls files, to make them available to all my .tex files?. I did ...
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Directory for storing .sty not where it was supposed to be

I have the same problem as in this question, but since it's too old I guess it is better to open a new question than to wait for clarification in a 7 years old answer. I have a .sty file with stuff I ...
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Problem with texmf.cnf in ubuntu

where do i have to place the texmf.cnf because i don't have a directory named /tex/2016 but four directory : texmf-config, texmf-dist, texmf-var, texmf-local, in my ubuntu 16.LTS thanks for the ...
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Including images in custom cls

Let's say I have a custom class which is well recognized by pdflatex and in the right directory (texmf). How could I integrate images (logos in headers) to be printed in each document using the ...
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Exact definition of a “local package repository” and exact associated procedures

I spend quite a while now moving my folders containing my .sty files. They are of the kind nicepackage/nicepackage.sty , as specified in the latex wikibook My operating system is windows 7, and I ...
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Skip user texmf for a particular package

I have a couple of packages (luaotfload being one of them) for which I make use of the bleeding edge development version which has not been uploaded to CTAN yet. Now, this version can live quite ...
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Including resources in “non-installed” class

I am trying to modify an existing class to simplify its usage. Basically I would just like the user to copy a folder which contains the .cls file and some resources (a png file with a logo, some fonts ...
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changing location of texmf folder for use across multiple computers (OS X / Apple)

I'm currently running Os X 10.11.6 (El Capitan) and, from what I understand, one is supposed to create the texmf folder under the user's Library; however, I was wondering if it is possible to change ...
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Where in local TEXMF tree should I put a file that I regularly `\input`

I have a chunk of TeX code, I use to setup some styles for drawing block diagrams in Tikz. Since i draw a fair few block diagrams, I thought I would stop copy-pasting it around and put it in a ...
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ConTeXt: what is ~/texmf folder and what is its relation with /usr/share/texmf

First of all, I am a complete noob in TeX/LaTeX/ConTeXt/WhaTeVeR, so please be gentle. OK so I installed ConTeXt (version 2013.84.svn30044-18.5) on my OpenSuSE 42.1 using the official repository, and ...
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MiKTeX and initexmf - Change user root priority without using settings GUI

When running MiKTeX as non-admin, packages get automatically installed in AppData; sometimes, however, you want to manually install a version of a package in another root folder without removing the ...
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MacTeX does not find my local .sty files on El Capitan

I have just installed MacTex under El Capitan and put my latex .sty files in the ~/Library/texmf/tex/latex folder, as suggested here, but MacTex still does not find them. What can I do?
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Overleaf - Included sty and other input package files common across all my projects

When an ordinary user specifies TEXINPUTS in Overleaf [e.g., as illustrated here] is there a concept of a ".." directory above the current Project? The reason I would like to be able to do that is ...
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No PDF output file and no error message [closed]

I am very new to LaTeX, please accept my apologies! A couple of months after finishing my dissertation with LaTeX, I want to run PDFLaTeX (Texmaker) again. However, no PDF output file is being ...
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Registering windows network path as local texmf directory in MiKTeX

I would like to add a Windows UNC network path (e.g. \\server\path\to\local\texmf) as local texmf directory to my MiKTeX installation. I know how to add a path that has a local drive letter (e.g. C:\...
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Updating .sty files in ~/texmf [closed]

I am using TeX Live on Linux Mint 17.2, and I have previously set up the ~/texmf directory, so that I can manually install my own .sty files. However, after editing the .sty files in ~/texmf, LaTeX ...
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Latex files not compiling due to buffer size

So I have some Latex files with large eps images which cause a buf_size error. When I was compiling the files a few months ago I solved the problem by increasing the buffer size in texmf.cnf. I have ...
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Where to put tfm and gf files [closed]

I am working on custom logo with MetaFont. I build logo.tfm and logo.600gf files but TeX or DviView ignore these. They try to build the font on the fly failing. What can I Do?
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Where should I put my input files that should be accessible from anywhere? [duplicate]

I'm using MiKTeX and TeXnicCenter to compile my projects. Is there a folder where I can store all your input files which I want to include in another document, so I don't have to put all the files in ...
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\IfFileExists for global bibliography files

I'm developing a document class which automatically loads the bibliography from Mendeley if available. Here is the code hooked to \end{document}: \IfFileExists{library.bib}{ \ClassWarningNoLine{...
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Script for creating a texmf tree based on “some-latex-file.tex”

At some point in time I recall being told that texlive ships with a perl script that creates a texmf-tree based on the packages used in the source file. Is there such a thing?
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Storing common files in texmf - MacOS

I have a number of files that I include in various latex documents (using \include). I thought the best way to keep them in one location would be to put them in a directory under ~/Library/texmf. If I ...
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How to include an image in a LaTeX class? [duplicate]

So I have an image and I want it to be part of the class (this is going to be a class for letters, and the image is the logo of my University). Is it possible to configure graphicx so that it can ...
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Doxygen/LaTeX: What is TeX capacity, and how do I edit texmf.cfg to bypass “TeX capacity exceeded” errors? How is texmf.cnf relevant?

I am making some documentation using doxygen, but getting the "TeX capacity exceeded" error when running the make command in the terminal to generate the PDF documentation. This is the relevant part ...
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texmf-local on Dropbox?

how local does texmf-local have to be? I have about 6 different computers, osx and linux, different versions, some on virtual machines. can I create one ~/Dropbox/texmf-local/ folder, and ln -s it ...
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XeLaTeX on centos 7 does not work

I tried to compile some trivial LaTeX files with the shipped XeLaTeX on centos 7: $ xelatex trivial.tex This is XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.5-0.9999.3 (TeX Live 2013) restricted \write18 enabled. ...
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What is the difference between TEXMFHOME and TEXINPUTS? [duplicate]

A question was asked: Where do I place my own .sty or .cls files, to make them available to all my .tex files? The accepted answer basically says the following: Create a local texmf tree, say at the ...
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Editing texmf.cnf to avoid “TeX capacity exceeded” error

I'm getting the "TeX capacity exceeded" which seems to be a common issue, and I've been trying to edit my texmf.cnf file to fix it but it's locked on my computer which is a mac running OS X Maverick. ...
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Search for files first in the texmf trees

If I want to check first if a file is in the current dir and then look for it in the texmf tree I can do it like this: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \IfFileExists{./biblatex.def} {yes, ...
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directories usr/texmf

Sorry about the newbie question!! As a background: I am running Texshop and sometimes Texmaker on OSX 10.9.2 I have used a package called leipzig over the last 2 years. As instructed I have saved it ...
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Setting up the texmf folder in MacTeX [duplicate]

I have the following instructions for Windows: However, I am using Mac OS X with the latest version of MacTeX. I already found this thread: How to make LaTeX see local texmf tree But I am not sure ...
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Common glossary between multiple documents

I am wondering if it is possible, and, what are the best practices for keeping a common glossary file in a similar manner to using a common bibliographic database. For instance, could I put it ...
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where is `texmf.cnf` in arch linux?

while on Ubuntu, I had a file called /etc/texmf/texmf.cnf where I could set up some userspecific confs, e.g. something like TEXMFHOME = $HOME/texmf I would like to know where to find this file on ...