Re: adding latex packages
On Sunday 06 March 2005 12:45, Reid Priedhorsky <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> On Fri, 04 Mar 2005 19:20:10 +0100, Fabrizio Lippolis wrote:
>> I would like to use more LaTeX packages downloaded from CTAN which are
>> not available as debian packages. [...]
> I just throw the .sty files into /usr/local/share/texmf/tex/latex/misc and
> run texhash as root.
The "correct way" is to put the files required by each package and/or class
in its own directory. The memoir class, for example, is supposed to go in
However, just because it's the "correct way" doesn't mean one must do it
> Seems to work; others have suggested editing config
> files, but believe they are already set up correctly by the debs.
They are. The TeTeX configuration file already has entries
for /usr/local/share and ~/share/. The only requirement seem to be running
It's also possible to configure a private TeX configuration: the TeX FAQ has
the details on all these methods.