I use the LaTeX package titletoc to produce table of contents in some chapters or sections for Org-Mode LaTeX / PDF export with

#+TOC: headlines 1 local

But in the PDF file there is for example the following text before the table of content:

section.1 section.2 section.3 subsection.3.1 subsubsection.3.1.1 subsubsection.3.1.2 subsubsection.3.1.3 subsubsection.3.1.4 subsubsection.3.1.5 subsection.3.2

I have no idea about that. Perhaps somebody can give me a hint.

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    Did you turn off the normal TOC as the manual indicates? Also, did you customize org-latex-default-packages-alist to load titletoc before hyperref?
    – NickD
    Commented Nov 9, 2018 at 22:44

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Like NickD wrote you have to load titletoc before hyperref.

My problem was that hyperref is loaded automatically through the variable org-lates-default-packages-alist and I defined my packages on a per file basis. So hyperref will always be loaded before the packages defined in the Org-Mode file. I have it now in my init.el.

Turning off the normal TOC has no effect or rather makes no problem if turned on.

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    You can accept your own answer to mark the question closed.
    – NickD
    Commented Aug 8, 2019 at 2:38

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