Welcome on TLContrib, a website that hosts contributed packages for TeX Live.

The packages on this site are not distributed inside TeX Live proper for one or another of the following reasons:

  • because it is not free software according to the FSF guidelines;
  • because it is an executable update;
  • because it is not available on CTAN;
  • because it is an intermediate release for testing.

In short, anything related to TeX that can not be on TeX Live but can still legally be distributed over the Internet can have a place on TLContrib.

The ultimate goal is to provide a companion to the core TeX Live (tlnet) distribution in much the same way as Debian's non-free tree is a companion to the normal distribution. The goal is not to replace TeX Live: packages that could go into TeX Live itself should stay (or be added) there. TLContrib is simply trying to fill in a gap in the current distribution system.

Quick start: to use this site as a supplementary TeX Live repository, temporarily point the TeX Live package manager at If you want to know more details about using TLContrib, see the using TLContrib page.

There is also a mailing list for users and developers of TLContrib, running on the NTG server.

To browse the list of published packages online, click on the full package list link on the right.

To upload a new package or revision, follow the member section link to log in or continue editing, or use register to create an account.

TLContrib is maintained by Taco Hoekwater.