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sfmath.sty installation

Postby eglucon » Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:36 pm

I currently use the MiKTeX 2.9 distribution and I want to install the sfmath.sty package (version 0.8 which I already know is on the CTAN. However, when I run my .tex file in TeXnicCenter (with \usepackage{sfmath} in the preamble), the style is not installed automatically, and the error "LaTeX Error: File sfmath.sty not found" is displayed. )

So in order to install the missing package, I downloaded and copied it manually at the directory "C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\sfmath\sfmath.sty" (which is the one where other packages are installed). Inmediateley after, I went to "Start\Programs\MiKTeX2.9\Maintenance\Settings" and clicked the button "Refresh FNDB", in order to let know MiKTeX the new installed package.

However, it turns out that the error "LaTeX Error: File sfmath.sty not found" still is displayed when I run the .tex file. It is worth noting that I've installed other packages in the same way, and it worked without errors.

Is anything wrong I am doing in the installation process?

On the other hand, why does the package is not installed automatically, despite the fact that is on the CTAN?

Thank you very much.
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Postby cgnieder » Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:22 pm

Maybe these instructions can help? How can I manually install a package on MiKTeX

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Postby eglucon » Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:57 pm

Thank you very much cgnieder.

The solution is displayed in the answer by Stefan Kottwitz in the instructions you posted, which is as follows:

In order to install manually a package, provided you have the MiKTeX 2.9 distribution, you must update the FNDB in admin mode if you have a multiuser setup, inmediately after you have copied the package in the appropiate directory.



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