TeX Live 2018 - bugs and updates
Most of TeX Live is a redistribution of packages and programs from
elsewhere, primarily CTAN. So, the target for
bug reports varies according to the nature of the problem.
- If you have problems with a TeX document, e.g., a package is no
longer behaving as it used to, report it to the package maintainer. As
a rule, package-specific fixes are not installed directly in TL (new
versions of packages should be uploaded to CTAN), or made by TL
- If you have questions about using TeX, or need help with TeX, please
use the general help resources.
- To report a bug in TeX Live installation or infrastructure,
email the tex-live mailing
Highlights of changes
in this release; details for
If you need to use alternate binaries, the custom binary support in the TL installer may
Known issues in TeX Live 2018
- The binaries for most platforms are built on newer systems than in
the past; for example, the x86_64-linux binaries now require
glibc 2.14. This is because the core libraries ICU and poppler
now require C++11, and it is not feasible to compile with that on the
older systems we have used in the past. Unfortunately.
For x86_64-linux, we have built the subset of binaries which do not depend
on icu and poppler on an older system
(CentOS 6.10=glibc 2.12). They are available as a tarball (md5,
and can be installed as a custom
binary set (q.v.).
- Notes for
Raspberry Pi users explain some details for that platform, notably
potential issues with /tmp storage.
- Notes for
FreeBSD users explain some details for that platform.
- Windows XP is no longer supported. In general, on Windows,
installation and/or various scripts and programs may fail for a variety
of reasons. See the TeX Live on Windows
page for some symptoms and remedies.
Bug archives for the previous
release and earlier
years remain online.
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