Installing Packages

  • Wondering Why

    Wondering Why - 2008-08-22

    This is the first of many questions I have,

    I use to use texnic center on windows - just switched to Kile on Linux...

    How do I install packages. Tried it via the wizard but to no avail.


    • dvase

      dvase - 2008-08-22

      I am not aware of a way to install LaTeX packages directly using KIle. Assuming that you are now using a *nix system and the TexLive LaTeX distribution, your package manger should have most of the required packages (e.g., in Ubuntu see the gui program called 'synaptic' or command-line program called 'apt-get'). Alternatively, if you're not opposed to compiling source code, you can install a command-line version of the MikTeX tools, see

      • Wondering Why

        Wondering Why - 2008-08-22

        Thanks chaps, I will have a look at both. Really appreciate the guidance.

        • Wondering Why

          Wondering Why - 2008-08-23

          I down loaded the appropriate packages via synaptic and I was able to compile - finally. You chaps rock. Many thanks

    • Toby Reynolds

      Toby Reynolds - 2008-08-22

      If you still have your Windows system you can simply copy the folders/files of the packages you need from your Windows TeX installation into the corresponding place in your Linux texmf tree, and then type "sudo texconfig rehash" (or "sudo texhash") in the terminal to update your libraries.
      This is what I have always done as I didn't realise packages were available through the repositories; however, that is probably a better way so I will try it from now on, but copying from Windows could still be an option for more obscure packages.


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