The current release is 0.8.7 (tar.gz). (see the Change Log). Prebuilt packages sometimes lag behind the latest release.
Most people will want to install a prebuilt release, and some version of TEX. Choose the appropriate Operating system, repository type and context from the table below. This will install all necessary prerequisites, unless otherwise noted.
sudo dnf install LaTeXML
sudo yum install LaTeXML
sudo apt-get install latexml
sudo port install LaTeXML +mactex
|MacOS (MacTeX preinstalled)|
sudo port install texlive-latex
sudo port install LaTeXML
|w/o TEX||⬇ sudo port install LaTeXML||MacOS|
choco install latexml
|Chocalatey; may need TEX|
|Strawberry||Strawberry-Perl; may need TEX, ImageMagick|
|CPAN||CPAN; may need TEX, ImageMagick, libxml2,libxslt|
Note that there is no implied endorsement of any of these systems.
If you want to use the ‘bleeding edge’ development version with the latest patches and improvements, you may fetch the source from GitHub. (The same installation instructions apply if you are using source from a release tarball.)
will need to be pre-installed (including any optional ones); see Prerequisites.
It may be expedient, when a prebuilt LATExml is available, to first simply install LATExml from your system’s repositories (See the commands below specific to your system). Then uninstall it (often by using the OS’ package manager with the remove sub-command instead of install); This generally leaves the prerequisites installed.
the development source from github:
(Keep up-to-date by occasionally running git pull and rebuilding.)
can be downloaded from LaTeXML-master.zip, and unpacked:
can be downloaded from 0.8.7 (tar.gz), and unpacked:
LATExml in its source directory using the standard Perl procedure (On Windows, use dmake instead of make):
The tests should complete without error (some tests may be ‘skipped’).
Append the following options to the perl Makefile.PL command, if desired:
specifies a nonstandard place to install LaTeXML
specifies a where to install LATExml’s TEX style files.
(See perl perlmodinstall for more details and options.)
LATExml requires several Perl modules to do its job. Most are automatically installed by the platform-specific installation or CPAN. However, CPAN will not install the required C libraries needed for XML::LibXML, and XML::LibXSLT. If libxml2 and libxslt are are not already installed, follow the instructions at XMLSoft to download and install the most recent versions of libxml2 and libxslt. Note that Strawberry Perl, on Windows, already includes these libraries (but ActiveState does not).
to install prerequisites from prebuilt packages for your system, if available, rather than from scratch.
will be wanted by most users, but are not required because they are sometimes difficult to find or install, or to allow for minimal installs.
Virtually all users of LATExml will want to install TEX. LATExml should find whatever TEX-installation you have, and will use TEX’s style files directly in some cases, providing broader coverage, particularly for the more complex styles like babel and tikz. Moreover, if TEX is present when LATExml is being installed, LATExml will install a couple of its own style files that can be used with regular TEX, or LATEX runs; So if you are going to install TEX, install it first! See TEX Users Group for more options.
Note that LATExml will use, for its own purposes, the style files from whatever TEX system, if any, it finds at runtime.
provides a handy library of image manipulation routines. When they are present LATExml is able to carry out more image processing, such as transformations by the graphicx package, and conversion of math to images; otherwise, some such operations will not be supported.
See ImageMagick Issues for installation and usage issues.
is an alternative to Image::Magick that LATExml will use if is found on the system; it may (or may not ) be easier to install, although it is less widely available.
generates unique identifiers that can be used to make better ePub documents (it can be installed using CPAN).
On some compact distributions the perl documentation modules are not installed by default (eg. debian minimal). These modules help generate readable command-line documentation for the LATExml tools. Thus you may want to install an extra package (perl-doc on debian minimal) to enable this feature.
Note to packagers: If you are preparing a compiled installation package (such as rpm or deb) for LATExml, and the above packages are easily installable in your distribution, you probably should include them as dependencies of LATExml.
Current (or recent) releases of LATExml should be available from the Fedora (and probably others including Redhat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, Scientific Linux…) repositories (Thanks Mike Petullo).
(including the optional ones) with:
(use yum instead dnf, on some systems):
For Debian-based systems (including Ubuntu), the deb repositories are generally used for software installation. LATExml is available from Debian’s unstable repositories (the version in the stable repositories may be quite old) (Thanks Peter Ralph and Atsuhito Kohda).
(including optional ones) with:
See note Optional Prerequisites about optional installation of perl-doc.
For Archlinux and derivatives, it is most convenient to install from sources via CPANM. Nonetheless, a package can be found in the Archlinux User Repository. Furthermore, most dependencies can be found in the official repositories.
(Arch User Repositories) using the perl-latexml package.
Additionally, install the perl-text-unidecode community package.
For Apple Macintosh systems, the MacPorts repository is perhaps the most convenient way to install LATExml; (Thanks devens, Mojca, Sean and Andrew Fernandes). Download and install MacPorts from that site. Since some users prefer MacTeX and don’t want a duplicate (large) texlive, and others prefer texlive, there are several ways to install LATExml\̇par
(already installed), including prerequisites with:
and other prerequisites with:
You may want to select a more complete TEXpackage than texlive-latex.
(including optional ones except TEX) with:
As with MacOS, there is no single TEX package that we can assume you’ll want to use, so we include no dependency in the following. You’ll probably want to preinstall a version of your choice; MikTeX is popular.
Strawberry Perl, comes with many of our prerequisites pre-installed, and provides other needed commands (perl, cpan, dmake).
from CPAN, after installing the TEX-system of your choice (if desired), and ImageMagick (see Installing ImageMagick under Windows), using:
Installing the optional package Image::Magick on Windows seems to be problematic, so we have omitted it from these instructions. You may want to try ImageMagick, but you’re on your own, there! You may have better luck with Graphics::Magick.
except for TEX, and ImageMagick (see Installing ImageMagick under Windows), using:
Note that when trying to install with administrative rights rights on Windows, a MikTeX warning sometimes causes a test to fail with an error “kpsewhich: warning: running with administrator privileges”. This warning is something LaTeXML has no control over, and is specific to the MikTeX toolchain. To workaround the problem, you can set the LATEXML_KPSEWHICH_MIKTEX_ADMIN and LATEXML_TEST_TEXLIVE environment variables and try to force an installation.
The following command will install LATExml and its Perl prerequisites, but you may need to pre-install libxml2 and libxslt (See Prerequisites), as well as optionally TEX ImageMagick, if desired.
(excluding libxml2, libxslt, TEX, ImageMagick) using:
On certain linux machines, you may not want to install LATExml (or its dependencies) system-wide, or you may simply lack the required root rights to do so. In such a case, it is convenient to install the development version and dependencies into the home directory using a tool called cpanminus.
if you haven’t previously, with the following commands
(excluding libxml2, libxslt, TEX, ImageMagick) using:
This automatically fetches the latest version from GitHub and installs missing dependencies.
Although ImageMagick is a useful and powerful tool, it often presents installation and usage challenges, particularly its Perl binding and when used in conjunction with Ghostscript.
for the ImageMagick binaries and the Perl binding must match; often those available from CPAN are out-of-sync. Ideally, you should install the current versions of both ImageMagick and the perl binding from your OS/platform distribution, if available. Next best solution is to get the same versions from the same source following the instructions at ImageMagick to download and install the latest version of ImageMagick being sure to enable and build the Perl binding along with it.
seems to work best by downloading and installing the main ImageMagick binary appropriate for your Windows system from ImageMagick. Then fetch the PerlMagick tarball with the same version from ImageMagick/perl. Use the following commands to compile and install the PerlMagick, with X.XX being the version you downloaded:
is also an issue, due to the possibility of embadding malicious code in postscript, pdf and other image formats. For a certain range of versions of ImageMagick and Ghostscript, a security policy was set which inhibited processing of pdf files; the problem appears to be fixed recent versions. If you see operation not allowed by the security policy, see the discussion at stackoverflow.
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