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    Question How to install .sty LaTeX package

    I'm trying to install the calrsfs.sty calligraphy package for LaTeX.

    The problem is that, although I have superuser priviledges (I'm the main and only Ubuntu user), the machine doesn't let me extract the files in the right folder, namely, /usr/local/share/texfm-texlive/tex/latex. If I try using the Terminal, it won't even show me all the existing folders past /usr/local/share (only fonts, games, and a few others); if I try using the Gnome interface and get to the latex folder, it won't let me paste any files in there due to "lack of permission."

    Does this make any sense? Thank you in advance. --LJM

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    Re: How to install .sty LaTeX package

    Are you root when this happens?
    At the terminal type
    sudo su
    and put in your password.
    Try again after this...
    "Linux is evolution, not intelligent design." - Linus Torvalds

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    Re: How to install .sty LaTeX package

    Code:
    sudo latex calrsfs.sty
    should work

    Even if you are the only user of your computer, you have to type "sudo" and your password each time you want to modify your system (like installing something)

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    Brute-force solution

    Thank you for your replies. Before I had had a chance to read them, I solved the problem using brute force.

    I installed texlive-full, which is incredibly bulky, took quite some time, and probably gave me packages I'll never ever need, but now all packages I need seem to be there, including calrsfs.sty.

    But thank you for your help. I wrote it down for trying out with possible similar problems in the future.

    LJM

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    Re: Brute-force solution

    Quote Originally Posted by LJM View Post
    Thank you for your replies. Before I had had a chance to read them, I solved the problem using brute force.

    I installed texlive-full, which is incredibly bulky, took quite some time, and probably gave me packages I'll never ever need, but now all packages I need seem to be there, including calrsfs.sty.

    But thank you for your help. I wrote it down for trying out with possible similar problems in the future.

    LJM
    yes texlive-full is bulky. make sure that you run 'texhash' and 'texconfig' after you copy a sty file in the appropriate places, to use it.

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    Use miketex package manager

    I made a small tutorial for the handy miktex package manager for linux on
    http://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/MiKTeX_Package_Manager

    Even if you donno German the commands will be the same

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    Re: How to install .sty LaTeX package

    For those of you with "kein deutsch" i've posted a short howto for installing miktex package manager on the ubuntu wiki

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MiktexPackageManager

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    Lightbulb Re: How to install .sty LaTeX package

    I have blogged about this:

    http://irrepupavel.blogspot.com/2007...es-sty-on.html

    Afterwards I found this forum. Someone might find it useful.

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    Re: How to install .sty LaTeX package

    Miktex package manager is great! Much easier and faster than separately downloading and extracting packages of ctan servers

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    Re: How to install .sty LaTeX package

    Quote Originally Posted by parktownprawn View Post
    For those of you with "kein deutsch" i've posted a short howto for installing miktex package manager on the ubuntu wiki

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MiktexPackageManager
    Please add a option install via CheckInstall which would keep the system clean.

    Greetings, Tim

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