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Install native texlive in parallel to repo version

I'm still running Ubuntu 12.04 and I would like to manually install the most recent texlive. One of the first steps for the manual installation is to get rid of existing installations of texlive. ...
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How to install TexLive 2014?

I have installed TexLive2014 under scheme-full using the latest iso file. But terminal still doesn't recognise the 'tex' or 'latex' commands. Do I need to install extra packages outside of the iso ...
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how to avoid heavy dependency

I have a limited SSD hard drive. So I cannot install any software on my Ubuntu. I just tried to install a very simple application: texmaker sudo apt-get install texmaker [sudo] password for arash: ...
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Install TeX Live on unbuntu

I'm trying to install texlive2014 from http://ctan.asis.io/tex-archive/systems/texlive/ and I get all packages by that, so at the first step of install process I have this error : ...
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Why won't Vim source my .vimrc at startup?

Note: edited to provide more info. I have modified my ~/.vimrc significantly (although some of my initial modifications I made in the system-wide /etc/vim/vimrc). It probably doesn't matter either ...
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What package provides pgfplots.sty?

I'm running into the following error: ! LaTeX Error: File `pgfplots.sty' not found. How should PGFPlots be installed in Ubuntu 14.04? I have installed the following packages already: texlive-full ...
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How to use Atom's LaTeX package?

I'm very newbie, please don't annoy for my question. I've installed LaTeX using apt-get install texlive-full but really don't know where it has been installed. As from Atom's LaTeX package needs TeX ...
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LaTeX US-International layout: apostrophe while making section bug

I hope I'm in the right place to seek help. I didn't find anything on forum so far. I'm using TexMaker to type my math lecture so I have to type fast and in french for some classes. I use ...
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Latex compilation problem

I have installed latex and compiled tex file using pdflatex command, the file did not compile. It is showing revtex4-1.cls not found. How to fix this, please any one can help me.
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how to use those stylefiles and built a .TEX manuscript file?

A .CLS file and a set of .STY files are available to download from a journal website for writing research papers. But no .TEX file is available there. My questions is, how to use those stylefiles and ...
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Program accessible only to super user

I installed TeXLive through the .iso file provided in the website. To check the installation I tried tex --version and it returned something like The program 'tex' is currently not installed. You can ...
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texlive problems after upgrade to 14.04 from 12.04

During upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04 I got lots of errors about various items related to TeX. Most of them reported 'tex-common is not configured' as at least a part of the problem. When I try to ...
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PDFs generated by LyX not searchable in 12.10 or 13.04

I recently updated one of my computers to 12.10 and did a clean install of 13.04 on another, but neither allow me to search a PDF that I exported using LyX (LaTeX editor). I have no problem searching ...
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Texmaker. Keep configuration after closing

When i close texmaker all the configurations i made reset and go back. Also the files i worked on don't show up in "open recent". has anyone had similar experience or a idea of how to solve this ...
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How can I get smooth fonts in LyX?

I opened the introduction in LyX and used Ctrl+R to view it in evince. The fonts appear nice and smooth. If I copy and paste the first couple of paragraphs into a new document and render that, the ...
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Howto install biber on Ubuntu 12.04

I have solved it. It is necessary to install the latest binary from the "development" folder, extract the only file called "biber" and copy it to "/usr/bin". The binary of the latest stable version ...
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Latest Emacs Version, Windowed GUI

I am having an issue with GNU Emacs 24.3.1. I usually only use emacs for the purpose of compiling .pdf or LaTeX documents. And I am unable to open the program correctly via terminal use. I initially ...
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tlmgr man page not found

I have installed tlmgr and I've added to /etc/.bash.bashrc the following line: MANPATH=/usr/local/texlive/2014/texmf/doc/man:$MANPATH; export MANPATH Then I've done source /etc/bash.bashrc and man ...
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tex '\empty Hello world!\bye' found not found

After doing a minimal installation of TeX I try to open the .dvi file generated with the command: tex '\empty Hello world!\bye' and I get the following output: warning: kpathsea: configuration ...
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Error installing LaTeX package .def not found

I have installed LaTeX from the Ubuntu repository, I want to use this package that isn't in the repositories. I followed this guide. I downloaded the package to my home directory, then I went into the ...
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Easy way to install TeX Live (and TeX Studio) in Ubuntu 12.04

I have recently switched to using Linux (Ubuntu 12.04) and I need to install a LaTeX distribution and editor. I'm reasonably experienced with LaTeX on Win7, so is there an easy way to get LaTeX up and ...
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Incomplete KBibTex Installation

I use Ubuntu 12.04 and I tried to install KBibTex with the Software-Center. After the installation I get the following Popup: If I press okay then the program starts as usual. But as soon as I ...
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Latex: installing texlive-publishers

I am trying to install the texlive-publishers latex package through tlmgr. After googling around and fixing some errors I've gotten as far as this one: (running on Debian, switching to user mode!) ...
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problem with RMarkdown on ubuntu 14.04

I am new to RStudio and RMarkdown. When I've tried to knit my first pdf document in Rstudio, I got the following message: processing file: Preview-4cef6f7763df.Rmd |............. ...
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Although I have Texlive installed from DVD apt-get suggests to install it every time, how can I avoid this behaviour?

I installed TexLive 2014 on Ubuntu 14.04.1 64-bit LTS and now I would like to install other packages together with a frontend for Latex, namely TexStudio. The problem is that when I try to install ...
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How to properly install and use texlive with package manager in 14.04

I would like to know how to properly install, and use texlive along with the package manager tlmgr in Ubuntu 14.04. Here is what I did to install texlive: sudo apt-get install texlive-latex-base ...
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Problem setting VIM as standard text editor

I want to set vim (not gvim, not vi) as standard text editor. In the net there are the following suggestions to associate programs with file types. use sudo update-alternatives --config editor link ...
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Make error for latex processing

I want to execute the following Makefile: main.pdf: main.tex main.bib pdflatex main.tex bibtex main.aux pdflatex main.tex pdflatex main.tex It comes from this site: ...
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How to Setup tempfs/RAM Disk (Generally and for LuaLaTeX)?

I've spent the past several hours (not few, several!) reading different pages and questions on how to setup a tmpfs/RAMDisk. They all say different things and say what filesystems I should and ...
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Preparing a Latex document with Bengali Language

I want to prepare a document with Bengali Language http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bengali_language I used texmacs but it didn't support Bengali Language.What editor should I use for writing Latex ...
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How to package LaTeX source in a DEB package?

I need to include a PDF documentation file in a DEB package. And I think LaTeX source might fix my needs, since I want someone to contribute to the source. But I don't know how to make a PDF in ...
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Unable to install TexLive on Ubuntu, permission problems

I tried to follow this link to install texlive: https://www.tug.org/texlive/quickinstall.html But what I have, when I enter the command 'i' is the following error: Installing to: ...
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How to install LaTeX packages for Tex Live?

Apparently I am using Tex Live as my LaTeX distribution: martin@martin-XPS-8300:~$ pdflatex -v pdfTeX 3.1415926-2.4-1.40.13 (TeX Live 2012/Debian) kpathsea version 6.1.0 Copyright 2012 Peter ...
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finding the TeX Live version

Using the terminal in Debian/Ubuntu, how does find the version of the system's TeX Live distribution? I don't have tlmgr so I would need to need to do this either through apt-get, aptitude, or some ...
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Compile a LaTeX file from Vim and not from terminal

I am compiling my LaTeX files from terminal and it gets a little annoying to go every time in terminal and use: xelatex "file-path" Is there a way to do this from inside Vim?
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Unable to build or view pdf files in TexMaker

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. and have installed TEX MAKER, after writing and saving file, when i build for PDFs view, It prompts error that file not found. I am also new to Ubuntu, On Windows when i have ...
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Setting up sublime text editor for LaTex

for a few day I have been wondering how to set up sublime text editor for LaTeX editing. I have installed TexLive-full and Latexmk as it has been suggested. Also I have installed sublime text editor. ...
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Simple TeXmaker keyboard shurtcuts messed up after upgrade (14.04-14.10)

Whenever creating a document and pressing F1 will produce the document's quick build and will immediately open a new window with the pdf view. After the upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 to Ubuntu 14.10 when ...
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Texlive 2014 on Ubuntu 14.04: Font WebOMintsGD not found

I upgraded to Texlive 2014 on Unbutu 14.04 and trying to install non-freetonts with getnonfreefonts-sys. This command throws the following error: ERROR: The install directory ...
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Use Super+C/V for copy-pasting in Emacs

In Emacs I activated the option to use CUA keys for copy/cut-pasting with C-c/C-x/C-v. However sometimes it creates a problem when using Latex/Auctex key shortcuts, because it "eats" the first C-c or ...
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11.10 spell checking and TeXworks

When I use TeXworks there is no automatic spell checking. If I go Edit -> Spelling, the only option I have is none How can I enable spell checking? Thanks for your help
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`apt is not found` when trying to install software on a new Ubuntu laptop from Dell

I have purchased a new Ubuntu system from Dell. To install Latex, we tried the following commands: sudo apt -get update sudo apt -get install texlive -full Both the commands do not work. After ...
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Texmaker accents problem

I've installed Texmaker 4.1 (using apt) on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64bits. Most of the time it works fine, but out of the blue it starts to show some strange behavior with accents marks, for example, I ...
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How to fix MATLAB R2014 greek letter/latex font support

I am using MATLAB R2014a under Ubuntu 12.04. Using tex markup such as \alpha, etc in text objects renders regular ASCII characters and not the expected tex output. Making a symbolic link from the ...
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How to install chemfig through apt-get

I'm doing some LaTeX and I need the chemfig package. As usual, I type the package name in synaptic but this time nothing matches the search. Does anyone know how to install it ? Is it possible ...
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Upgrade from Tex Live from 2013 to 2014 on Ubuntu 14.04

According to the TeX Live website TeX Live 2014 was released one week ago (14 June 2014). How do I upgrade from TeX Live 2013 to TeX Live 2014 on Ubuntu 14.04 ?
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apt-get errors after TeX Live 2012 update with tlmgr

I am running TeX Live 2012 on Ubuntu Precise. For the installation I followed this tutorial. Yesterday, I updated the packages (about 40 items) for Tex Live 2012 using the following tool. $ sudo ...
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Evince without restrictions on Ubuntu 14.04

I love to use Evince, is one of the best software for visualize a lot of things, including pdfs. I use it many times with LaTeX. Also, before I could select text and copy it, but now, with Ubuntu ...
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gedit: how can I define a snippet shortcut Ctrl-9?

I use gedit for LaTeX with the LaTeX and snippets plugins. I try to make snippets to put the selected text (or, if none is selected, the cursor) in curly, square and round brackets respectively. From ...
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Texlive 2014 in Ubuntu14.04

Okay, So I have 14.04 with texlive installed by default. I'm trying to install texlive packages but whenever I try, for instance running sudo tlmgr install multirow I get the message that the ...