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How to find the texlive package to install ?

Postby thomasb » Tue May 07, 2019 10:11 am

Hello,
If we know the latex package to use, how can we find the texlive package to install ?

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Postby Johannes_B » Tue May 07, 2019 12:54 pm

Is the package on CTAN? Is the package included in TeX Live?
TeX Live offers the TeX Live manager or alternatively the TL Cockpit. Both have a search where you can find the package.
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Postby thomasb » Tue May 07, 2019 2:12 pm

  1. Johannes_B wrote:Is the package on CTAN? Is the package included in TeX Live?

    For example, fourier, I know it's in texlive-fonts-extra and that I can install it with
    Code: [Select all] [Expand/Collapse] [Download] ({untitled.tex})
    1. sudo tlmgr install texlive-fonts-extra
    in Ubuntu. But how to find it if I didn't know it ?

  2. Johannes_B wrote:TeX Live offers the TeX Live manager

    How would you use tlmgr :
    Code: [Select all] [Expand/Collapse] [Download] ({untitled.tex})
    1. tlmgr search --word --global fourier
    ?

  3. Johannes_B wrote: or alternatively the TL Cockpit. Both have a search where you can find the package.

    And TL Cockpit is installed with :
    Code: [Select all] [Expand/Collapse] [Download] ({untitled.tex})
    1. tlmgr install tlcockpit
    ?

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Postby Johannes_B » Tue May 07, 2019 6:31 pm

What actual package are you trying to install?
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Postby thomasb » Wed May 08, 2019 12:09 am

The packages are :
  • stmaryrd
  • tikzsymbols
  • aurical

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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Wed May 08, 2019 5:02 am

Hi Thomas!

You can do, at the command prompt in a terminal window:

apt-cache search stmaryrd

It returns the Ubuntu (Debian) package name. You can checke that one by

apt-cache show name

Also, you could search for files, such as

apt-file search aurical.sty

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