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Keep Texlive working during update?

Several times I have had TeX files I couldn't compile while a tlmgr update --all was in progress. For example recently I got ERROR: LaTeX3 Error: Mismatched LaTeX support files detected. --- TeX said ...
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TeX Live issue after installation: Use of uninitialized value $ver in scalar chomp

I recently updated TeX Live to the following version This is pdfTeX, Version 3.141592653-2.6-1.40.24 (TeX Live 2022) (preloaded format=latex) restricted \write18 enabled. and cannot compile any file ...
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Install latest version of TexLive [2021] on Debian/ChromeOS?

sudo apt install texlive-full installs the 2019 version. Using the tlmgr and update-tlmgr-latest.sh I tried to get it to version 2021 but failed. $ tex --version TeX 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2019/dev/...
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How to replace tocstyle KOMAlike?

I have been using tocstyle up until now like this: % table of content styling \usepackage[tocindentauto]{tocstyle} \usetocstyle{KOMAlike} \settocstylefeature{pagenumberbox}{\hbox} I understand that ...
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'Generic hook <name> is deprecated' warning after update

I have had a warning for a few days (since I updated MiKTeX): LaTeX hooks Warning: Generic hook (hooks) 'file/after/translations-basic-dictionary-french.trsl' is (hooks) ...
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Environment NiceTabular undefined

I'm trying to get an example from the manual compiled, but somehow my environment does not recognize NiceTabular: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{nicematrix} \begin{document} \begin{...
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TexLive update in Ubuntu 18.04

I am new in Ubuntu and Tex so, from searching on here and on the Ubuntu forum, I (think) I managed to install TexLive 2020. But the version used on TexStudio is still TexLive 2017. Can I do something ...
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After texlive package update, nothing compiles

I updated my packages in texlive 2021 today through the GUI package manager. Afterwards, no document compiles. When trying to compile a basic document with pdflatex, I receive the following error: ...
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The pdfscreen's overlay command makes magin error with texlive 2021

However beamer class is the best class for presentations, pdfscreen package exports slide quick from a LaTeX file. The background image with overlay command has been perfect before. When the Texlive ...
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TeXstudio not compiling after updating to 3.1.2?

I just updated TeXstudio from 3.0.4 to 3.1.2, and uninstalled all the previous versions. But now, when I try to compile my already saved files on this new version, I get the following error: latexmk....
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What steps does a code package follow until it can be installed by tlmgr?

I am waiting for a package update to become available on TeX Live. Think In this process, I noticed I had no idea how many steps are required for a package update to be visible by tlmgr update. So ...
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! Package siunitx Error: Support package expl3 too old

I am using Texmaker and I want to use the siunitx package in my script but the computer is giving me this error message when I get it to compile my script. Does anyone know what I should do about this?...
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Problem with updating MikTeX 21.2 on Windows 10 X64 computer right after installation

I am facing this problem where I can not update MikTeX 21.2 right after installation. I have uninstalled and reinstalled MikTeX to no avail. I do not have any apps open but my computer is connected to ...
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How to solve "Mismatched LaTeX support files" problem permanently

Background I updated my TeX Live installation on my Mac a while ago and got the error LaTeX3 Error: Mismatched LaTeX support files detected. I found a solution at Mismatched LaTeX support files ...
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how to update font?

I'm using LaTeX with a ubuntu distro (auctex) and used the following command \fontfamily{augie}\selectfont to set a augie calligraphic font. Everithyng goes fine but... it seems that the ì character ...
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Problems with pst-text package after ubuntu update

I just did a do_release_upgrade with my Ubuntu from Ubuntu 18 to Ubuntu 20, which of course also updated a lot of TeX. Since then, the following minimal example \documentclass{article} % \def\...
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Updated Packages, Now LaTeX Won't Compile: ""MiKTeX Configuration Utility" did not succeed"

I updated my packages in MikTeX Console this morning and appear to have somehow broken my LaTeX distribution. Everything worked fine a few days ago, and now it does not. Normally I'd try reinstalling ...
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Is it geometry or pgfpages bug?

With \usepackage[showframe]{geometry} inserted in 2 on 1 pgfpages layout produce an unexpected result. I have updated latex last week, before that this problem did not appear \documentclass{article} \...
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Extra endgroup error at begin document after Oct 2020 update : how to pinpoint faulty package?

In a fashion similar to this and this question, I now get a "Extra endgroup" error at the \begin{document} of documents that previously compiled fine. I understand this is because of the new ...
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Wrapping the document environment into another environment fails since LaTeX Update of October 2020

Since the last LaTeX Update, wrapping \document into another environment fails, possibly because of the new hook management system. The following used to work: \documentclass{article} \newenvironment{...
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Problem after TeX Live update

Code Consider the following example. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{pstricks} \begin{document} \fbox{\begin{pspicture}(10,10) \rput(5,5){\includegraphics[height = 0.1\...
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Extra \endgroup error with RevTeX after update

After today's update, when I try to use one of the RevTeX classes: \documentclass{revtex4-2} \begin{document} \end{document} I get: ! Extra \endgroup. \document ->\endgroup ...
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MiKTeX gets no connection with a server. This happened after a massive updating or crash at the beginning of July

The updating procedure finished normally, but after that no more package updates are available. Please, provide any solution not involving reinstalling all from scratch.
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beton stopped working with new TeXlive

I used beton package, with \renewcommand{\bfdefault}{sbc} in accordance with next-to-last paragraph of https://texfaq.org/FAQ-concrete (for section titles and theorem heads, among other things). ...
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Update a single package – TeX Live (Windows)

I have TeX Live 2019 on my computer and I need to update a single package, but TeX Live 2020 was already released a month ago, so I am getting such a message tlmgr.pl: Local TeX Live (2019) is older ...
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Is it adviseable or worthwhile to upgrade the latest TeX Live version (2020)?

I was wondering if it's worthwhile, or if it is even advisable, to upgrade to "vanilla" TeX Live instead of the older version in the Ubuntu repository? As the story goes, I was trying to create an ...
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Updating a package while TeX Live is frozen [closed]

I need to update my circuitikz version to 1.0, but I got the following output from tlmgr update --all TeX Live 2019 is frozen forever and will no longer be updated. This happens in preparation for a ...
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tlmgr: unexpected return value from verify_checksum: -5

When I am trying to update TeX Live I receive an error. Why does this happen and what does the error mean? $ tlmgr update --self --all /usr/local/texlive/2019/bin/x86_64-linux/tlmgr: unexpected ...
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Rowstyle – Polyglossia Latin clash: illegal pream-token

After updating my TeXLive today (last updated about six weeks ago), the following MWE will stop with the recrimination: Illegal pream-token (^): `c' used. If I comment the Latin activation line, ...
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tlmgr update fails as a cron job

I am using the following command to update my TeXLive 2019 installation on Ubuntu (installed it from CTAN, not packages) on a weekly basis to keep my packages reasonably up to date: sudo /usr/local/...
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Cannot find TeX Live root using kpsewhich --var-value=SELFAUTOPARENT

I am upgrading from TeX Live 2018 to 2019 following https://tug.org/texlive/upgrade.html At step 8 I encounter a problem. Running sh update-tlmgr-latest.sh -- --upgrade in /usr/local/texlive/2019 ...
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A specific problem with mathastext (last updated of 2019/11/14 november, using console of MikTeX)

This afternoon I have update with MikTeX console the latest updated packages. Yesterday everything worked well but now I get this error message. Why? Tomorrow I will have to give the test to my ...
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What are the best practices to avoid build breaking due to updating packages in LaTeX?

During the last month I had two occasions of build-breaking due to upgrade of some LaTeX packages. The first one was grffile.sty and then today xpatchcmd (no idea which library defined it before, but ...
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Be careful with latest MikTeX update: MSVCP140_CODECVT_IDS.dll missing [closed]

I noticed that almost all of the MikTeX binaries were updated (looks like they were released today). After backing up my install (if you don't do this before applying updates, you should...), I ...
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tlmgr updating from outdated mirror

I sometimes run into a problem with updating with tlmgr if the mirror that is automatically selected is behind compared to the mirror from which the previous update was done (if I wait for a package ...
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Upgrade to 2019 gone wrong on a Debian System

I followed the advice at tlmgr: Remote repository is newer than local (2017 < 2018) and upgraded my TeX installation following the tutorial at https://www.tug.org/texlive/upgrade.html. When I ran ...
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texmaker does not recognize the new package

(See my working and system context below) I have downloaded a package (genealogytree) and added it to the texmf folder in MikTex 2.9 in the appropriated subfolders. Have run initexmf --update-fndb ...
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problem with MiKTeX after updating

I use Windows 10 Pro and I updated MiKTeX for solving that problem. The problem now is that when I select: MiKTeX package manager, system says that mpm_mfc_admin.exe can't be found, MiKTeX settings, ...
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File revtex4-1.cls is missing... overwritten by 4-2 after update?

I updated my TeXLive and lost the revtex4-1.cls class. The package revtex contains now revtex4-2.cls. Old version 4.0 is accessible by installing revtex4 package. There is a new package revtex4-1 ...
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MikTeX update packages

How to update MikTeX please? In the second picture I tried this opportunity and the update not succed. I read that admin update help, but I cannot it open. I have nothing ticked and select all is grey....
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`tlmgr: Remote repository is newer than local (2017 < 2018)` but I just did a fresh install?

First time I saw tlmgr: Remote repository is newer than local (2017 < 2018) I was surprised because my OS is less than a week old, but sometimes the repositories are out of date so did sudo apt ...
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How to update local TeXLive repository created by rsync?

How can I install texlive after running rsync with a CTAN mirror? rsync -a --delete rsync://mirrors.shu.edu.cn/CTAN/systems/texlive/tlnet/ /home/alhelal/Downloads/TeXLive I make the local repository ...
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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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What happened to MiKTeX GUI based update tools?

Are they all gone and replaced by the Console? I am very used to the "Update" GUI from the Start menu and other links. I can't seem to find them now.
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Error with \textsubscript

I am seeing this in the body of the latex format for a journal I want to publish with. But it's prompting an error. What does this mean CO\textsubscript and which package do I have to include to be ...
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Dealing with background spacing in different versions of beamer

In some versions of the beamer class (e. g. the one in TeX Live 2016, v3.36), space with the height of the footline is inserted in the background layer before the background content for plain frames. ...
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Problem with installation: cannot determine release!

My Windows 10 system has just started acting like and usual Windows system: every now and then, it suddenly stops by itself. Unfortunately, it happened while I was updating TeX Live (2017). Now, if ...
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Where is the right place for .tfm, .mf and .sty file?

I want to to install esvect.sty on my texmaker, I have ubuntu 14.04 and tex live from Ubuntu software center. I downloaded esvect.zip from this https://ctan.org/pkg/esvect. I follow the README ...
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User and admin MiKTeX Update [closed]

I like to be updated. So from time to time I do an update of MiKTeX. I did it some days ago and just to see I do it again today. If I do the update with MiKTeK Update (admin) I got nothing to update (...
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Bibliography does not update

I am using WinEdt to write my thesis and JabRef for the bibliography and encounter the following problem: Whenever I change or add something to my list in JabRef and use the "PDFTeXify" button to ...
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