or, for python 3,
instead of "lualatex" or "pdflatex". The current options are:
Setting this command within your favourite editor will allow you to download packages on the fly. The script defaults to PdfLaTeX with arguments '-synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode'.
As of the Sep 27 version, the script should be compatible with either python 2 or 3. It depends strongly on the TeX Live Package Manager (tlmgr), so please make sure you are using at least TeX Live 2010. It should resolve all missing included packages and a fair number of missing fonts. It was written on Ubuntu 10.04 and should work on all Linux systems; the Sep 26th version should also work on OS X (but hasn't been tested as of this posting).
Any comments, suggestions, or bug reports are appreciated, and I hope you enjoy.
- Script: http://pastebin.com/cxpUkrPc
- Download: http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=cxpUkrPc (right click and save as texliveonfly.py)
- September 19, 2011: Added options and changed name (lualatexonfly was no longer an accurate description).
- September 24, 2011: Core functionality remains unchanged, but a lot of minor improvements!
- Now displays output from the compiler, as well as allowing the user to interact with the compiler (i.e. interaction=nonstopmode is no longer your only option).
- Now inherits the compiler's exit code (so that programs depending on it work more consistently)
- Slightly improved messages for user.
- Script now fails more gracefully under certain circumstances.
- SHOULD now work on OS X (need someone to actually test!)
- September 25, 2011: Minor code restructuring and bugfixes from the Sep 24th version, but most importantly:
- Changed the option --engine/-e to --compiler/-c. (It's more intuitive, and we'll make sure not to use the compiler module!)
- September 26, 2011: Fixed OS X package downloading bug. Still needs testing, however.
- September 27, 2011: Script should now be compatible with python 2 (my best guess is: python 2.4+)! The #!/usr/bin/env line now calls "python" rather than "python3".
- October 1, 2011: Version 1.00 released! Please note:
- Default compiler is now pdflatex, to cater to the mainstream user. However, this and the default arguments can now easily be changed at the top of the script.
- Privilege escalation is now graphical (except for failsafes) and only happens if we need it.
- New options, --texlive_bin=LOCATION and --terminal_only (e.g. when you only have a terminal interface). The former allows the script to work on local installs, even when you don't have access to sudo.
- OS X support should be solidified (though field testing still requested).
- Code cleanup.
- October 3, 2011: Version 1.10
- kdesudo added to list of permission escalators
- Can now provide verbal updates via platform's speech synthesizer. This can be turned toggled via --speech_when=always/installing/failed/some combination.
- October 4th, 2011: Version 1.2. Script was largely changed from an object-oriented to functional style, which here makes a bit more sense. Minor fixes.