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pdflatex file.tex yields: xcolor.sty not found

Postby Michael_590 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:18 pm

Briefly:

With administrator privaleges, I installed MikTex on my computer from a CD.

My question is how do I create a PDF version of my latex file (refman.tex). The refman.tex file was created by Doxgen via commands embedded in java source code.

Details:

I'm using MikTex version 2.95105-x64 on Windows.

I do have the "pdflatex" command installed. I know this because I ran "pdflatex -help" in a command prompt window and this gave me output.

I looked on the Internet and this led me to believe that I should run a Doxgen makefile in the newly created latex folder. The makefile, basically, only has the command pdflatex refman.tex in it.

(1) When I run "pdflatex refman.tex", I get the following error:

LaTeX Error: File 'xcolor.sty' not found.

Type X to quit or (RETURN) to proceed, or enter new name (Default extension: sty)

Enter file name:

...

(2) I tried to install MikTex in a different location but that did not help.

(3) 'xcolor.sty' is no where on my computer.

Does anyone have any ideas!

Thank you,

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Postby Johannes_B » Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:43 pm

LaTeX is kind of modular, different packages giving different functionality. You said you installed MikTeX from a CD, i guess this was a basic install, meaning just the basic packages. A full install with all packages would take up about 3 or 4 GB (not sure).
You can install missing packages using the package manager or on the fly. But if you don't want to think about stuff like that and have enough disk space, install the complete version of MikteX ;-)
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Postby Michael_590 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:08 pm

I have to install some MikTex from a CD because the computer cannot be connected to the Internet.

I have basic-miktex-2.95105_64.exe on a CD which I obtained from:

http://miktex.org/download

It's for a 64 bit Windows machine and is 158MB.

Given what you just said, I need a different executable on a CD. Can you tell me explicitly where and how I can get it.

Thank you,

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Postby Johannes_B » Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:11 pm

I can point you to an alternative: TeX Live

Acquiring TeX Live as an ISO image. Texlive is maintained by the international Tex Users group.
MikTeX on the contrary is maintained by a single guy, doing a great job.

There are advantages to both systems, but having a look at TeX Live won't do any harm.
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Postby Michael_590 » Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:15 pm

Can you give me step by step instructions on how to get TeX Live to a CD, and then to fully install TeX Live onto a Windows 64bit computer from that CD.

Also, in doing this what sort of problems should I expect. What terminology will I encounter, and can you explain the terminolgy to me before I start.

(I should be running TeX Live only against output from Doxygen.)

Will Tex Live work well in converting files to PDF format?

Thank you,
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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:29 pm

Hi Michael,

here are step by step instructions: TeX Live guide. Most relevant for you:

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Postby Johannes_B » Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:39 pm

You can also place the iso on a usb-Stick and mount the iso on your computer if you don't want to burn a DVD.
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Postby Michael_590 » Thu Aug 07, 2014 4:10 pm

Which one of these is best for Doxygen on a Windows 64 bit computer? My DVD has a capacity of 4.7GB.

At ftp://ftp.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/systems/texlive/Images/

  1. 06/14/2014 10:14PM 1,250 README
  2. 12/16/2008 12:00AM 6 README.html
  3. 06/15/2014 06:18PM Directory test
  4. 05/24/2014 12:00AM 2,648,446,976 texlive2014-20140525.iso
  5. 05/24/2014 12:00AM 59 texlive2014-20140525.iso.md5
  6. 05/24/2014 12:00AM 91 texlive2014-20140525.iso.sha256
  7. 06/14/2014 01:56AM 24 texlive2014.iso
  8. 05/24/2014 12:00AM 50 texlive2014.iso.md5
  9. 05/24/2014 12:00AM 82 texlive2014.iso.sha256
  10. 06/16/2014 09:45PM 51,173 texlive2014.iso.torrent


Basically, do I just download one of these to a DVD and then on the desired computer double click on what I downloaded, take all the defaults, and I'm all set except for maybe the PATH environment variable?

Thanks,
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Postby Johannes_B » Thu Aug 07, 2014 4:32 pm

  1. 06/14/2014 01:56AM 24 texlive2014.iso


There is only one (recent) iso-file. After instaling you are able to compile any valent tex document to pdf.

If Doxygen screws up, it will not be LaTeXs mistake ;-)
or in other words: As long as the code is ok, the program couldn't care less who or what provided it.
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Postby Michael_590 » Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:15 pm

I downloaded the following:

  1. 06/14/2014 01:56AM 24 texlive2014.iso

from ftp://ftp.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/systems/texlive/Images/

But, how do I install it. When I double click on the *.iso file nothing happens.

The TeX Live Guide section "Starting the installer" on Windows at:
ftp://ftp.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/systems/texlive/Images/ basically says run the "install-tl-windows" command. I found a site to download "install-tl-windows.exe" from. It's
ftp://ftp.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/systems/texlive/tlnet/.

But, when I run the install-tl-windowx executable it gives me a GUI that relies on mirror locations in Africa, ..., South America, etc.. Note: My laptop is not connected to the Internet. If I do not choose a mirror it uses a default. I then get an error message saying: Could not load remote TeX Live Database, Please go back and select a different mirror.

So, how do I install texlive2014.iso?

Using install-tl-advanced.bat (from the same site) put up a command prompt that went away by itself in less than a half second.

Here are all the downloads from the FTP site:

  1. 06/14/2014 11:14PM 1,411 README
  2. 08/07/2014 02:26AM Directory archive
  3. 05/16/2014 12:00AM 80,297 install-tl
  4. 04/19/2014 12:00AM 369 install-tl-advanced.bat
  5. 08/07/2014 02:26AM 3,342,739 install-tl-unx.tar.gz
  6. 08/07/2014 02:27AM 88 install-tl-unx.tar.gz.sha256
  7. 01/16/2014 12:00AM 2,032 install-tl-windows.bat
  8. 08/07/2014 02:27AM 12,658,637 install-tl-windows.exe
  9. 08/07/2014 02:27AM 89 install-tl-windows.exe.sha256
  10. 08/07/2014 02:26AM 16,771,237 install-tl.zip
  11. 08/07/2014 02:27AM 81 install-tl.zip.sha256
  12. 08/07/2014 02:27AM Directory tlpkg
  13. 06/16/2014 03:12AM 23 update-tlmgr-latest.exe
  14. 06/16/2014 03:12AM 30 update-tlmgr-latest.exe.sha256
  15. 06/16/2014 03:12AM 22 update-tlmgr-latest.sh
  16. 06/16/2014 03:12AM 29 update-tlmgr-latest.sh.sha256
  17. 05/24/2014 12:00AM 1,466,072 update-tlmgr-r34227.exe
  18. 05/24/2014 12:00AM 90 update-tlmgr-r34227.exe.sha256
  19. 05/24/2014 12:00AM 4,796,359 update-tlmgr-r34251.sh
  20. 05/24/2014 12:00AM 89 update-tlmgr-r34251.sh.sha256


Thank you,


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