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Unable to Compile tikz package

Postby NavyaLatex » Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:08 am

I have installed texlive 2016 in my rhel 5.3
This is having only basic packages
Tikz is not installed

the file contains only usepackage tikz and document class delaration and displaying one circle thats all.

later i downloaded pgf/tikz package and copied all the files to
to corresponding folders

Then i have done texhash

it has compiled but and tikz is also displayed in log

but the error is

undefined control sequnce
\pgfutil@ IF file exists .....


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Postby Johannes_B » Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:14 am

Use the TeX Live manager or your distributions package manager to download extra packages.
The smart way: Calm down and take a deep breath, read posts and provided links attentively, try to understand and ask if necessary.

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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:01 pm

Better do a full install (such as by sudo yum install texlive-scheme-full) if you have 3GB available on your hard disk. This saves headaches such as now when packages are missing. You would also have consistent package versions. (or search via sudo yum search pgf, sudo yum search tikz)

Besides that, you could download and extract the TDS file to your ~/texmf folder (the one you get by kpsewhich --var-value TEXMFHOME).

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