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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 are still online.
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