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AN easy way to get up and running with the TeX document production system. It provides a comprehensive TeX system with binaries for most flavors of Unix, including GNU/Linux, and also Windows. Questions about how to use, install these binaries in Ubuntu.

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TeX Live 2022 PPA on Ubuntu 22.04

Currently only 2021 version of TeX Live is available in Ubuntu 22.04 repositories. (Kinetic already has 2022 version however.) Is there a ppa with 2022 version of TeX Live that one could use without ...
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Executable found, but not working after 22.04 upgrade

For some unknown reason, I can't execute texlive manager anymore. However, it is found in the path: $ which tlmgr /usr/local/texlive/2022/bin/x86_64-linux/tlmgr $ tlmgr bash: /usr/bin/tlmgr: No such ...
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Latex Compilation from Gedit External Tools Using $HOME folder based Texlive

I relocated /usr/local/texlive(2020) to $HOME folder and renamed "/usr/share/texlive" to disable its effects. The latex file gets compiled successfully from command prompt but not from "...
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Installation of TexLive 2021 problems

Well I am afraid that it is duplicate question but I have searched over 8 posts and haven't succeeded. I tried to install in Ubuntu 18.04 TexLive 2021/TL2021 (I am using texstudio). I had previously ...
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tex-common error when trying to install texlive -- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

I'm trying to install texlive. I "purged" texlive after a "successful" installation in Ubuntu 20.04 on a new machine produced a situation where I could not compile any of the *.tex ...
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Restore `/usr/bin/latex` on ubuntu [duplicate]

I wanted to uninstall texlive on ubuntu and used apt remove texlive but some program still found /usr/bin/latex so I removed that by hand (rm). When I reinstalled texlive with apt install texlive the /...
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Texlive 2021: tlmgr

I have installed Texlive 2021 on Ubuntu 21.04 on a new laptop. There aren't previous version of Texlive in the system. I have had to install it as root user since, while trying to install it as simple ...
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Installing texlive-fonts-extra messing up i3's font-awesome icons

My setup: Ubuntu 20.04, i3 WM Font-awesome obtained using: apt install fonts-font-awesome. I ventured towards using latex offline. I currently have texlive-latex-extra installed. All good till here. ...
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Latex Installation with TeX Collection 2020 DVD

Am running Ubuntu 20.04. Yesterday I installed LaTeX using DVD TexCollection 2020. everything went find. set the PATH.rebooted. tried running xelatex on my file: xelatex testfile.tex did not work. It ...
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Errors encountered when installing 'apt install texlive-full' on Ubuntu 20.04 command line windows 10 shell

I have installed the Windows 10 Subsystem for Linux 2 Ubuntu 20.04 command line shell. When I run sudo apt install texlive-full I get the following error: After this operation, 5609 MB of additional ...
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E: Unable to locate package texlive-generic-recommended

The error message when running the command from the terminal sudo apt-get install texlive-generic-recommended is in the subject. I followed the first answer from this link, but to no avail.
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upgrade texlive from 2017 to 2020 in ubuntu 18/04 LTS

I am using the following version of texlive pdfTeX 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.18 (TeX Live 2017/Debian) kpathsea version 6.2.3 Copyright 2017 Han The Thanh (pdfTeX) et al. There is NO warranty. ...
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Problem install texlive-xetex

After running sudo apt-get install texlive-xetex I get Ign:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe amd64 texlive-fonts-recommended all 2017.20180305-1 ...
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A partial update of Ubuntu 20.04 broke texlive. Can't reinstall [duplicate]

A partial update (sent by Ubuntu) of Ubuntu 20.04 broke my existing installation of texlive. After unsuccessfull attempts to install various parts of it I used apt to purge and remove it. Now I ...
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Missing files after installing texlive-extra-utils

I've recently switched from U16.04 to U20.04. For my work, I use a lot latex. After installing the all packages, including texlive-extra-utils, the scripts/programs pdfjoin, pdf90, pdf180, and pdf270 ...
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Remove a package dependency permanently

The Question: How can I remove an apt package dependency permanently? (running Ubuntu 20.04) My Example I have TeX Live 2020 installed via TUG install script, the binaries are located in /usr/local/...
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PFB fonts are broken in certain applications and missing in others (Kubuntu 20.04)

I am running Kubuntu 20.04. I have a problem where certain fonts (Courier and Century Schoolbook L) are broken in applications like Inkscape (where they are invisible) or font-manager where they show ...
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tlmgr: Local TeX Live (2019) is older than remote repository (2020)

I already tried what is suggested in the answer to the question: "I got an error when trying to install a latex package trough tlmgr on ubuntu 20.04, verify_checksum: -5 ". When I type this ...
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Installing LyX 2.3.5.2 on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

I am trying to install LyX 2.3.5.2 on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS with the following code: sudo aptitude install lyx It throws the following message. Any hints to solve the problem. sudo aptitude install lyx ...
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I got an error when trying to install a latex package trough tlmgr on ubuntu 20.04, verify_checksum: -5

I installed texlive on ubuntu 20.04 with: sudo apt -y install texlive-latex-extra texlive-extra-utils texlive-font-utils when trying to install a latex package (any) i got: /usr/bin/tlmgr: unexpected ...
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Where is pdfjoin (Ubuntu 18.04 and later)?

I am used to using "pdfjoin", a small utility in older Debian-based distributions (8 and older). When I moved to Ubuntu 18.04, I realized that command is no longer available. Where did it go?
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Package missing from texlive?

I have the latest texlive distribution, which I installed via sudo apt install texlive-full Now I would like to install the package tuda-ci, which is available on CTAN here. I am a bit confused: it ...
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Problem due to package dependency between `texlive-bibtex-extra` and `biber` in TeXLive 2019 on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS virtual machine

I am a beginner level user of Ubuntu (18.04 LTS virtual machine). I have installed the TeXLive 2019 via command line: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jonathonf/texlive-2019 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-...
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Installing the latest texlive via command line on ubuntu 18.04 LTS virtual machine

Today, I installed texlive by sudo apt-get install texlive-full. Then I found out that's not the latest version, so I uninstalled it. I have read some threads related to it, but I am getting more ...
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Can't install postgres due to texlive error [duplicate]

I try to apt-get install postgresql but it fails with dependency complaints about texlive. The error message suggests apt --fix-broken install but that also fails with complaints about texlive. I do ...
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tlmgr not found when run as root

I have installed TeXLive and added /usr/local/texlive/2019/bin/x86_64-linux to my $PATH through /etc/environment, so I should be able to run tlmgr from the terminal. I am able to do that as non-root ...
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a missing font causes RAM overflow, huge syslog file, then crash ubuntu

I have some PDFs open in Document Viewer (3.28.4), academic papers downloaded from arXiv recently. Then I notice my memory usage rising gradually, eventually overwhelmed all the available RAM, which I ...
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Install latest version of tex [duplicate]

I am trying to install texlive-full from the terminal. I issued two commands. sudo apt-get install texlive-full sudo apt-get update I also tried - sudo apt-get upgrade texlive-full Despite of all ...
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Problem Installing anything related to TexLive, including Texmaker, after corrupted texlive installation attempted

I have been using MikTex with TexMaker as a compiler/editor. At one point, I tried to remove MikTex and switch to TexLive, which didn't work as the installation got corrupted. I have looked at ...
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Texstudio is not working

I'm using ubuntu 16.04. Since a few days, my apps are not responding properly. It first happened to WPS office (I installed it yesterday, and it was not working from the beginning). When I try to ...
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How can I make the Ubuntu see LaTeX fonts installed through TeXLive?

I have Lubuntu 19.04 and I want it to be able to see TTF and OTF fonts installed via TeXLive. Note that I did not install TeXLive via the package manager (for some reason it was giving me an ...
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Ubuntu 18, unable to install xelatex

I'm trying to install xelatex using sudo apt install texlive-xetex but I'm getting these errors. Err:1 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 texlive-latex-base all 2017.20180305-1 ...
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Installing Latex Packages in TexLive/TexStudio

I am using TexLive and TexStudio, and am trying to install the bbm and physics latex packages. I have followed the instructions from this page: https://scholar.princeton.edu/scuellar/blog/2014/02/...
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latex freezes Firefox

I want to use LaTex in Xubuntu 18.04.1. But it is not possible, because after the very first installation command $ sudo apt-get install texlive-latex-extra Firefox does not run properly anymore. It ...
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Multiple version of texlive installed how to remove the older version?

I am having trouble figuring out how to remove older version of texlive on my laptop. Following is the output of some of the terminal command that might help in answering this question: /usr/bin/tex -...
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Software installation exits

When installing TeXlive full from command line, at 70% the terminal returns: E: Failed to fetch http://ar.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/t/tcltk-defaults`/tk_8.6.0+9_amd64.deb Cannot ...
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TeXMaths-Extension for LibreOffice: No permission to use latex? [closed]

In order to use the LibreOffice extension TeXMaths, it's necessary to enter the path to the latex (and dvisvgm or dvipng) programs in the TeXMaths options. (As explained in the installation manual.) ...
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Do I need the installer first before texlive install? [duplicate]

I want to execute apt-get install texlive-full but do I need to do anything before this like install an installer or anything?
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LibreOffice6.1 broken after upgrading to texlive2018 from a PPA. Can't downgrade to LO5.16 under 16.04

I'm running ubuntu 16.04. LibreOffice 6.13 was installed from PPA and texlive2015 was installed ubuntu repository. I decided to install texlive2018 from a PPA: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/jonathonf/...
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pgf's and pstricks's opacity is not appearing in .ps and .pdf files

I had recently upgraded my PC to Ubuntu 18.04 with TexLive 2017. The problem that came up is that the opacity of tikz (PGF) and of pstricks pictures is not working (appearing) in .ps and .pdf files ...
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Upgrading TexLive 2015 in ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to compile one tex file in ubuntu 14.04LTS with TexLive2013/Debian. It gives the following error: I can't find file tikzlibraryarrows.meta.code.tex. I tried to update TexLive to latest ...
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How can I install texlive-science? [closed]

For my Latex file I need to use the algorithm2e package, therefore I tried to install texlive-science for my Ubuntu. But in Ubuntu Software Center it says that Dependency is not satisfiable: texlive-...
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Failed to install texlive-full on Ubuntu 18.10 + WSL

I want to install texlive-full using Ubuntu 18.04 on top of Windows 10 RS3 using the WSL. This is a clean system without any additional repository. The installation failed as follows: $ sudo apt ...
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How to remove texlive from Path

I want to remove texlive from my PATH after deleting it with rm -rf command and I have deleted the path for texlive in .bashrc but when i run the command: echo $PATH I'm still seeing texlive in my ...
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Cannot install texlive-full or texlive-xetex under 18.04

I purged all traces of previous versions of texlive after doing the upgrade to 18.04, but I cannot now install texlive, texlive-full, or texlive-xetex. For example, sudo apt install texlive gives me ...
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18.04 unable to install texlive-full (broken packages)

I am trying to install texlive-full but I'm running into the same issue from this post. However, I do not have a texlive related package from JonathanF's PPA, and need a different solution. Here's my ...
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How to use Tex Live Manager 2018 as administrator?

I recently installed Texlive 2018 on Ubuntu 18.04 following these instructions. and opted for basic installation. Now I am trying to install some packages using tlmgr but it is showing that I have ...
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Problem with installing texlive 2017 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I tried to update from texlive 2015 to 2017. I ran the following commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jonathonf/texlive-2017 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install texlive-full After running ...
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pdflatex not working with ACM class files on 17.10

Since upgrading to 17.10, I get the following error building a LaTeX document with pdflatex: pdflatex (file lbtn_c7kyj5.enc): cannot open encoding file for reading From this Solus discussion, I ...
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Fonts installed but 'multicols.sty' not found

I have both texlive-fonts-extra and texlive-fonts-recommended installed however I get 'multicols.sty' not found when compiling a tex file. How do I fix this? Update: the package is multicol without ...
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