[tex-live] Found a problem at the formatting at the end of the row

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Sun Jul 3 02:31:18 CEST 2016

On 2016-07-02 at 07:52:00 +0200, Amico wrote:

 > Hello to you.
 > Probably there is a bug in these three TeX packages:
 > ii  texlive                                     
 > 2014.20141024-2                      all          TeX Live: A decent selection
 > of the TeX Live packages
 > ii  texlive-base                                
 > 2014.20141024-2                      all          TeX Live: Essential programs
 > and files
 > ii  texlive-binaries                            
 > 2014.20140926.35254-6                amd64        Binaries for TeX Live

Norbert answered already.  I'd like to add that unless you are an
expert, you should install TeX Live completely.  If a particular
Debian package is not installed, TeX never produces wrong output
but complains about a missing file.  Thus your problem is definitely
not related to Debian packaging.

 > I don't understand why the most important formulas or sentences
 > related to maths and physics that I am still writing are always
 > separated at the end of the row and splitted in two different lines
 > instead of being kept together.
Norbert already pointed you to http://tex.stackexchange.com

Alternatively, if you prefer mailing lists,


is also appropriate.

I must admit that I don't understand your problem.  Please create a
*tiny* TeX file which allows people to reproduce your problem and
attach it to your message to either stackexchange or texhax.

I guess that you have math formulas within paragraphs.  They are
treated as ordinary text, of course, and linebreaks can occur

If you want to avoid linebreaks within formulas, put your formulas
between \begin{equation} and \end{equation}.

I strongly recommend to type

  texdoc amsmath

on the command line in order to get more information. 

 > I hope this is not a bug of this new version of TeX.

There is no bug and there is no new version of TeX.  For a quarter of
a century I believed that the LaTeX sources of my diploma thesis were
lost because we used floppy disks at this time.

I recently found the LaTeX sources of my diploma thesis in a ZIP file
and even though they depend on an older version of LaTeX (LaTeX2.09),
I can still compile them with the current release of LaTeX/TeX Live,
without the need to touch any file.

Even if a new version of TeX is released, you can be dead certain that
it never breaks existing documents.


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