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How to install packages

Postby daudminhas » Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:21 am


I am a post graduate student and new to Latex.. I am facing problems in automatically installation of packages as my software gives error. However i downloaded those packages to install it manually but could not find the procedure. Kindly help me in this regards, Thanks ... The packages are l3packages.tds and l3kernel.tds


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Postby Johannes_B » Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:48 am

HI and welcome,

instead of installing packages manually, which is error-prone and a bad workaround, we should get your package manager to work.

What error messages are you receiving.
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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:18 am

Welcome to the forum!

Please provide information about your operating system (Windows? Linux? Mac?) and the TeX version (MiKTeX? TeX Live? Linux version of TeX Live?). And of course we need to know the error message, as Johannes said. Also I suggest to use the package manager, because there are dependencies, especially between l3 packages and others (siunitx for example) and l3 is developing fast. Within a TeX version and with it's package manager, versions should be consistent so that packages would work together.

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