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TeX Live Manager crashes with “Unknown docfile tag”

Today my TeX Live 2013 stopped updating packages. I use tlmgr to update packages but it's crashing with the following error: $ sudo tlmgr update Unknown docfile tag: texmf-dist/doc/latex/pythontex/...
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tlmgr does not execute an update [duplicate]

unfortunately I am coming to you with another problem. I wanted to update TeX Live 2013 on my 64 bit Win7 system using tlmgr. So normally I use the GUI, but that did not start up. I hopped on the ...
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TeXLive 2013 manager: Trouble with updating TLMGR (Ubuntu 13.04)

Prior to today, TeXLive 2013 updated fine through the manager on Ubuntu 13.04, but now it seems to be stuck in a loop. I have done this three times now. So I have followed this processes by hitting ...
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Problem updating miktex - arctrl-bin

My miktex (32 Bit) 2.9 installation (on windows 7, 64 Bit) doesn't update (GUI and console). I recognized the problem first on 2013-07-01. It seems to be caused by the package miktex-arctrl-bin-2.9 as ...
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Problem with font after upgrading to MacTeX 2013

I got a problem after upgrading to MacTeX 2013 today. When I try to produce a pdf file with pdflatex I get an error like this: mktexpk: don't know how to create bitmap font for pfrr8r. mktexpk: ...
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Why should I update my tex installation?

Apart from not being able to get the latest package-updates, what are the benefits of the 2013 distribution over the one from 2012? Why should I update? I'm afraid updating will break something ...
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Update a package after TeX live freeze?

I realized that I want/have to update a package (moderncv). The problem is that TeX Live went frozen – so there are no more updates. Is the only thing to do is wait till the release of the next TeX ...
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Temp file fails verification every time I try to update MiKTeX [closed]

I have been using TeX for two years now, mostly as a replacement for Word. I'm an academic and I like the typesetting capability, especially when I need to use math, but am not an advanced user. I ...
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How to update TeX Live distribution manually (without using the frozen TeX Live Manager)?

As an illustration, let consider that I want to update the installed tcolorbox package to the new one from the CTAN. I have downloaded the newest tcolorbox.zip package from ctan.org/pkg/tcolorbox. I ...
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MiKTeX 2.9 Package Manager and Updater crash - problem with repositories?

I installed MiKTeX Basic on Windows XP Professional (v. 2002, with Service Pack 3) (32) (at work), but it keeps crashing when I try to look up updates or install packages. It seems to not be able to ...
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Can I avoid connecting to MiKTeX update server? [closed]

It seems that each time I try to update/install new packages, the MiKTeX update wizard will internally first connect to http://api.miktex.org/Repository.asmx. Is it possible to skip this step? It's ...
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Where can I find the changelog of TeX Live releases?

I know that TeX Live 2013 is now in beta and that there are already some new packages. I would like to know where the complete changelog will be available, when the new version will be released, and ...
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Why does TeX Live “require” yearly updates?

Every year TeX Live provides a new version. My recollection is that soon after a new version is released, the old version's tlmgr stops fetching updates to packages. They provide upgrading ...
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How often do I have to synchronize MikTeX?

This is a follow-up question of media9.sty not found. Basically, I had to synchronize MikTeX in order to get the package. So, how often do I have to synchronize MikTeX in order for it not to miss ...
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“dashdotted” command not working for tikz package [closed]

I am trying to create pictures of graphs in TikZ in which I'd like some edges to be dashdotted. I am using TeXShop on both my office computer (Mac) and my personal laptop (Mac), and the file is ...
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The required file tex/latex/standalone/standalone.cls is missing after installing MikTex 2.9? [closed]

After installing the MikTex 2.9, Run the code in WinEdt, it always gives warning that The required file tex/latex/standalone/standalone.cls is missing, can someone help me how to fix the problem?
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Updating a .cls file with MiKTeX [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I manually install a package on MiKTeX (Windows) I recently installed MiKTeX 2.9 and also installed a .cls-file. I did this by copying the .cls-file to the directory "...
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Why does MiKTeX have old version of The Comprehensive LaTeX Symbol List?

On CTAN, the package named "Comprehensive" contains a version of The Comprehensive LaTeX Symbol List dated 09 November 2009. But the corresponding package on MiKTeX contains a version of the file ...
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How to get showkeys bugfix into tools package distribution

Almost a year ago, the showkeys package was updated to v3.16 in response to a bug report: http://www.latex-project.org/cgi-bin/ltxbugs2html?pr=tools/4173 Showkeys is supposed to be part of the tools ...
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MiKTeX update: a too old babel/frenchb

This question deals with the version of a babel language available after a MiKTeX update (the french one, namely frenchb.dtx). I've just made an update of my (complete) MiKTeX 2.9, especially ...
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Corrupted TeXLive2012 installation? (File `l3candidates.sty' not found)

This is a follow up to my earlier question, Corrupted TeXLive2012 installation? (Option clash for currfile). Refer to that question for the history. With an "updated" TeXLive2012, I am now getting: ...
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Update TikZ/PGF on mac

the TeXLive 2012 distribution on my Mac is shipped with TikZ version 2.10 - I want to use (try) the CVS (most updated beta(?) version). Here's what I've done so far: Downloaded the the TDS package ...
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update manager, how to update packages [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I update my TeX distribution? In anther post it says, I have to update my packages using the update manager, well, I could not find this. Where can I find it? I am ...
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How to update tikz properly, or how to revert what I did

I used to be able to compile the following LaTeX: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} %\usetikzlibrary{arrows,backgrounds,plotmarks} % even simpler \begin{document} Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet,...
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How to update pgf 2.0 to 2.1?

I have installed TikZ/PGF using Synaptic Package Manager. Still it contains version 2.0. Now How do I update it?
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How can I update TikZ/PGF?

I am searching a script that will do the following. Removing all old PGF/TikZ files in my local texmf tree Installation of all new PGF/TikZ in my local texmf tree of the csv repository: PGF and TikZ -...
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Undefined \pgfsetpath: is tikz or Miktex update responsible [closed]

I run the following simple example using MikTeX 2.9 (complete installation) that is regularly updated (this is one of the first examples in TikZ manual): \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \...
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Package flashmovie removed from TeX Live?

Since my last update of Tex Live (10 days ago), the package flashmovie has been removed from TeX Live repository. I'm wondering if it is intentional? Does any one have an idea? It is sort of annoying: ...
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TeX Live 2011: tlmgr not using xz after system upgrade [closed]

I have moved my TeX Live installation directories from one computer to another when I bought a newer system. I simply did a tar cfj texlive.tbz /texlive/ (the root directory where I had put TeX Live) ...
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Problem with updmap

I'm running into a problem similar to this one. I'm running Arch Linux and have installed TexLive from their repository. I noticed that I had some configuration files (texmf.cnf and updmap.cfg) that ...
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How frequently should one update packages?

When programming, I take some care regarding updating of external dependencies, to be sure that my code isn't affected. With LaTeX (I'm using MikTeX), it seems harder to know when I should update ...
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How to install the xpatch package in MiKTeX?

This is a follow up question to \nameref only shows reference as a red rectangle, no name in it. In the answers to the question cited @Werner suggested to have the package xpatch installed so that ...
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Computer powered down during tlmgr update, now tlmgr won't update packages, nor itself

As title says, I was updating the packages in my TL installation (by tlmgr update --all) from the command line in Win7, but for some strange reason the computer just powered down during the update, ...
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Update Mac binaries on Ubuntu server with tlmgr (TeX Live 2011)

How can I update the Mac binaries of a TeX Live installation on a Ubuntu server? The setup is the following: I have a headless Ubuntu 11.10 server running on which I have installed TeX Live 2011. ...
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texlive manager fails to update packages

My TeXLive installation is corrupt (mdframed supposed to be installed, but it is not). Running update with the tlmgr, fails with regenerating fmtutil.cnf in C:/texlive/2011/texmf-var running fmtutil-...
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MikTeX 2.9 without list of packages in settings program [closed]

Today I updated MikTeX and the process aborted. After that, the program does not show the list of packages in the update (admin) program. I changed the package repository address and the program ...
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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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What's a simple way to migrate a TeXWorks (Windows) configuration from TexLive 2010 to 2011?

Following advice from the question How to upgrade TeXLive 2009 to TeXLive 2010, I'm installing TeXLive 2011 (on Windows Vista) in a new directory. Overall, this seems fine, after copying my texmf-...
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Upgrading to texlive 2011

I can't seem to upgrade to TL2011 somehow: root@dell:/usr/local/texlive/2011# ./update-tlmgr-latest.sh -- --upgrade Verifying archive integrity... All good. Uncompressing TeX Live Manager Updater........
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tlmgr stopped working with error message 'Unknown tag'

I tried today to update my install, and tlmgr does not want to cooperate: $ tlmgr update --all Unknown tag: runfiles si at /work/usr/texlive/2010/tlpkg/TeXLive/TLPOBJ.pm line 241, <TMP> line ...