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.
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texliveonfly – On-the-fly download of missing TeX 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 MikTeX distribution for Windows machines.)
To use the script, replace your (LaTeX) compilation command with texliveonfly.py file.tex (default options are --engine=lualatex and --arguments="-synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode", which may all be changed).
The script is designed to work on Linux distributions.
|License||GNU General Public License, version 3|
|Contained in||TeX Live as texliveonfly|
components (or support) of TeX distribution|