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Downloads of v 2024.3.0:


Last Update:

01 Mar 2024

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Naveen M K
  • Yihui Xie
  • TeX Live Developers


tinytex tex latex texlive tiny


This is not the latest version of TinyTeX available.

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2024.3.0 | Updated: 01 Mar 2024



Downloads of v 2024.3.0:



Software Author(s):

  • Naveen M K
  • Yihui Xie
  • TeX Live Developers

TinyTeX 2024.3.0

This is not the latest version of TinyTeX available.

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install TinyTeX, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade TinyTeX, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall TinyTeX, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade tinytex -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'2024.3.0'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade tinytex -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'2024.3.0'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install tinytex
    name: tinytex
    version: '2024.3.0'
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

chocolatey_package 'tinytex' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '2024.3.0'

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.

cChocoPackageInstaller tinytex
    Name     = "tinytex"
    Version  = "2024.3.0"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.

package { 'tinytex':
  ensure   => '2024.3.0',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 01 Mar 2024.



TinyTeX is a custom LaTeX distribution based on TeX Live that is relatively small in size, but functions well in most cases, especially for R users. If you run into the problem of missing LaTeX packages, it should be super clear to you what you need to do (in fact, R users won’t need to do anything). You only install LaTeX packages you actually need.

Please see the full documentation at https://yihui.org/tinytex/.

$toolsDir = Get-ToolsLocation

Write-Host "Generating extra installed packages."
$installed_packages_command = "/C `"$toolsdir\TinyTeX\bin\windows\tlmgr.bat info --list --only-installed --data name > $toolsDir/tinytex-pkg-installed.txt`""
Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin $installed_packages_command "$env:WINDIR\system32\cmd.exe"

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$version = '2024.03';
$toolsDir = Get-ToolsLocation
$url        = "https://github.com/rstudio/tinytex-releases/releases/download/v$($version)/TinyTeX-1-v$($version).zip"
$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  unzipLocation = $toolsDir
  url           = $url
  checksum      = 'dac23fa5626dcf3da44747c6e474eb38'
  checksumType  = 'md5'

# get Package Parameters
$pp = Get-PackageParameters

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

Write-Host "Running tlmgr path add"
# Adds to Path
if ($pp['AddToSystemPath'] -eq 'true') {
	Write-Host "Running tlmgr AddToSystemPath"
	# AddToSystemPath
	$statementsToRun = "/C `"$toolsDir\TinyTeX\bin\windows\tlmgr.bat path --w32mode=admin add`""
} else {
	# AddToUserPath
	$statementsToRun = "/C `"$toolsDir\TinyTeX\bin\windows\tlmgr.bat path add`""
Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin $statementsToRun "$env:WINDIR\system32\cmd.exe"

Write-Host "Updating tlmgr"
#updates tlmgr
$statementsToRun = "/C `"$toolsDir\TinyTeX\bin\windows\tlmgr.bat update --self`""
Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin $statementsToRun "$env:WINDIR\system32\cmd.exe"

$files = Get-ChildItem $toolsDir -Include *.exe -Recurse
foreach ($file in $files) {
  #We are directly adding it to path so no need to generate shims
  New-Item "$file.ignore" -ItemType file -Force | Out-Null

Write-Host "Installing Extra Packages"
$tinytex_tmp_file = "$toolsDir\tinytex-pkg-installed.txt"
if (Test-Path "$tinytex_tmp_file") {
    $env:PATH = "$toolsDir\TinyTeX\bin\windows;$env:PATH"
    $tinytex_pkg_installed = (tlmgr info --list --only-installed --data name)
    $tinytex_reinstall = "$env:TMP\installed_old_packages.ps1"
    ((Get-Content $tinytex_tmp_file) | Where-Object { $tinytex_pkg_installed -NotContains $_}) | ForEach-Object {"Invoke-Expression '$toolsDir\TinyTeX\bin\windows\tlmgr.bat install {0}'" -f $_} > $tinytex_reinstall
    if ((Get-Content $tinytex_reinstall) -ne $null){
        Write-Host "Installing previous user installed packages"
        Invoke-Expression "$tinytex_reinstall"
    Remove-Item -Force $tinytex_reinstall
    Remove-Item -Force $tinytex_tmp_file
$toolsDir = Get-ToolsLocation

If ([Environment]::GetEnvironmentVariables("User").Path -split ";" | ?{$_ -like "*TinyTeX\*"}){
    $statementsToRun = "/C `"$toolsDir\TinyTeX\bin\windows\tlmgr.bat path remove`""
} Else{
    $statementsToRun = "/C `"$toolsDir\TinyTeX\bin\windows\tlmgr.bat path --w32mode=admin remove`""

Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin $statementsToRun "$env:WINDIR\system32\cmd.exe"

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
TinyTeX 2024.4.0 1320 Monday, April 1, 2024 Approved
TinyTeX 2024.3.0 1338 Friday, March 1, 2024 Approved
TinyTeX 2024.2.0 918 Thursday, February 1, 2024 Approved
TinyTeX 2024.1.0 902 Monday, January 1, 2024 Approved
TinyTeX 2023.12.0 823 Friday, December 1, 2023 Approved
TinyTeX 2023.11.0 890 Wednesday, November 1, 2023 Approved
TinyTeX 2023.10.0 788 Sunday, October 1, 2023 Approved
TinyTeX 2023.9.0 678 Friday, September 1, 2023 Approved
TinyTeX 2023.8.0 815 Tuesday, August 1, 2023 Approved
TinyTeX 2023.7.8 593 Saturday, July 8, 2023 Approved
TinyTeX 2023.7.0 37 Saturday, July 8, 2023 Approved
TinyTeX 2023.06 995 Thursday, June 1, 2023 Approved
TinyTeX 2023.05 831 Monday, May 1, 2023 Approved
TinyTeX 2023.04 796 Saturday, April 1, 2023 Approved
TinyTeX 2023.03.21 334 Tuesday, March 21, 2023 Approved
TinyTeX 2023.03 498 Wednesday, March 1, 2023 Approved
TinyTeX 2023.02 615 Wednesday, February 1, 2023 Approved
TinyTeX 2023.01 650 Sunday, January 1, 2023 Approved
TinyTeX 2022.12.12 433 Monday, December 12, 2022 Approved
TinyTeX 2022.12 281 Thursday, December 1, 2022 Approved
TinyTeX 2022.11 612 Tuesday, November 1, 2022 Approved
TinyTeX 2022.10 657 Saturday, October 1, 2022 Approved
TinyTeX 2022.09 767 Thursday, September 1, 2022 Approved
TinyTeX 2022.08 639 Monday, August 1, 2022 Approved
TinyTeX 2022.07 378 Thursday, July 14, 2022 Approved
TinyTeX 2022.05 1261 Monday, May 2, 2022 Approved
TinyTeX 2022.04.04 628 Monday, April 4, 2022 Approved
TinyTeX 2022.04 199 Friday, April 1, 2022 Approved
TinyTeX 2022.03 697 Tuesday, March 1, 2022 Approved
TinyTeX 2022.02 661 Tuesday, February 1, 2022 Approved
TinyTeX 2022.01 508 Saturday, January 1, 2022 Approved
TinyTeX 2021.12 377 Tuesday, December 7, 2021 Approved
TinyTeX 2021.11 4175 Tuesday, November 2, 2021 Approved
TinyTeX 2021.10 483 Saturday, October 2, 2021 Approved
TinyTeX 2021.09 319 Saturday, September 4, 2021 Approved
TinyTeX 2021.08 630 Saturday, August 7, 2021 Approved
TinyTeX 2021.07 625 Saturday, July 3, 2021 Approved
TinyTeX 2021.06 399 Saturday, June 5, 2021 Approved
TinyTeX 2021.05 658 Saturday, May 1, 2021 Approved
TinyTeX 2021.04 611 Saturday, April 3, 2021 Approved
TinyTeX 2021.03 443 Saturday, March 6, 2021 Approved
TinyTeX 2021.02 383 Saturday, February 6, 2021 Approved
TinyTeX 2021.01 333 Saturday, January 2, 2021 Approved
TinyTeX 2020.12 272 Saturday, December 5, 2020 Approved
TinyTeX 2020.11 297 Saturday, November 7, 2020 Approved
TinyTeX 2020.10 247 Sunday, October 4, 2020 Approved
TinyTeX 2020.09.19 188 Sunday, September 20, 2020 Approved
TinyTeX 2020.09 144 Thursday, September 17, 2020 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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