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New CTAN package: texliveonfly

Date: September 19, 2011 6:25:24 PM CEST
On Mon, 19 Sep 2011 Saitulaa Naranong submitted the texliveonfly package. Summary description: Script for downloading missing TeX Live packages "on the fly" similar to MiKTeX License type: gpl Announcement text:
This script performs "on the fly" downloads of missing packages on compilation, a feature that many missed from MiKTeX. To use it, replace your lualatex/pdflatex/etc command with a call to this script, e.g. texliveonfly.py file.tex [Current default options are --engine=lualatex and --arguments="-synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode"; these can be changed.] The script was written on Ubuntu and should (hopefully) be compatible with linux distributions. Because it is strongly dependent on tlmgr, it can only be used with TeX Live 2010 or later.
This package is located at http://mirror.ctan.org/support/texliveonfly . More information is at http://www.ctan.org/pkg/texliveonfly (if the package is new it may take a day for that information to appear). We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org . Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .
Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team Rainer Schöpf

texliveonfly – On-the-fly download of missing live packages

The package provides a script that performs ‘on the fly’ downloads of missing packages, while a document is being compiled. (This feature is already available in the Mik distribution for Windows machines.)

To use the script, replace your () compilation command with texliveonfly.py file.tex (default options are --engine=pdflatex and --arguments="-synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode", which may all be changed).

The script is designed to work on Linux distributions.

Version 2011-10-02
Copyright2011 Saitulaa Naranong
MaintainerSaitulaa Naranong



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