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Installing a font

Postby bertibott » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:46 pm

Hi, so I have been trying to create a new environment.
For said environemnt I would like to use a special font. (This one: http://www.tug.dk/FontCatalogue/janaskrivana/)

Evn though the descirption said it was part of TexLive when I try to use it I get an error message.
  1. \usepackage{aurical}
  2. \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
  3.  
  4. \newtcolorbox{mybox}{enhanced, interior style tile={width=15cm}{parchment.png},
  5. font = \Fontskrivan}


Errormessage:
  1. File 'aurical.sty' not found.


So..... I figured that the package is just not installed... And so far I have not been able to find out how to install a package...
What do I need to do?

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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:30 pm

Hi!

Which TeX installation do you use? TeX Live, MiKTeX, MacTeX, or a Linux version?

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Postby bertibott » Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:35 pm

I am using TexLive 2018 on a Linux machine.

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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:31 pm

So you can use the TeX Live manager (tlmgr) and install the package with the name aurical.

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Postby bertibott » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:48 pm

mhmh... I tried that but it comes back with an error...

  1. sudo tlmgr install aurical
  2. [sudo] password for bertibott:
  3. (running on Debian, switching to user mode!)
  4. Cannot determine type of tlpdb from /home/bertibott/texmf!
  5. cannot setup TLPDB in /home/bertibott/texmf at /usr/bin/tlmgr line 6424.


I don't really know what that means... but I am very sure that the path /home/bertibott/texmf doas not exist.
What is a TLPDB?

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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:09 pm

TLPDB sounds like TeX Live Package Database.

Did you install vanilla TeX Live, so from a DVD or over the Internet, or did you use Debian or Ubuntu repositories for installing TeX Live?

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Postby bertibott » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:14 pm

I installed "manually" using this guide: https://www.tug.org/texlive/quickinstall.html

Basically I ran the installer:
  1. sudo ./install-tl


And then set the PATH-thingy:

  1. PATH=/usr/local/texlive/2018/bin/x86_64-linux:$PATH



The OS I am using Kubuntu 18.04

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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:23 pm

Initialize the TeX Live user tree, at the command line by:

tlmgr init-usertree

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Postby bertibott » Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:14 pm

that gives me this:

  1. sudo tlmgr init-usertree
  2. [sudo] password for bertibott:
  3. (running on Debian, switching to user mode!)
  4. /usr/bin/tlmgr: Initialization failed (in setup_unix_one):
  5. /usr/bin/tlmgr: could not find a usable xzdec.
  6. /usr/bin/tlmgr: Please install xzdec and try again.
  7. tlmgr: Couldn't set up the necessary programs.
  8. Installation of packages is not supported.
  9. Please report to <!-- e --><a href="mailto:texlive@tug.org">texlive@tug.org</a><!-- e -->.
  10. tlmgr: user mode database already set up in
  11. tlmgr: /home/bertibott/texmf/tlpkg/texlive.tlpdb
  12. tlmgr: not overwriting it.


do I need to run this in a specific directory?
how do I install xzdec? And what is that?

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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:13 pm

xz is a compression format, and xzdec is a tool for decoding it. You need to install it on your Kubuntu system:

sudo apt-get install xzdec

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