[texworks] Problem installing packages

Andreas Hirsch cursus.publicus at sacrumromanumimperium.org
Mon May 30 20:15:47 CEST 2011

quoting Charlie Sharpsteen, [30.05.2011 20:06 +0100]:
> On Mon, May 30, 2011 at 12:27 AM, Ng Kah Loon <kloon at nus.edu.sg> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am new to using TexWorks but I have been looking at online resources on
>> how I can add my own packages and .sty files which is required for
>> typesetting my documents.
>> From I gather, it seems that we should add in folders (containing packages
>> and .sty files) in the directory
>> /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/tex/latex
>> Am I right? For example, I need to use a package called tkz-graph, so I
>> created a folder called tkz-graph in the directory above and placed the .sty
>> file inside.
>> However, when I typeset my .tex file, I get an error message that says the
>> tkz-graph.sty file cannot be found. Did I do the right thing?
>> I would really appreciate any assistance provided.
>> Regards,
>> K L Ng
> Which operating system are you using?  The details of where to put
> .sty files are different for Window, Linux and OS X.

if we talk about absolute paths, you are right

so let us be more precise:

if TL ist installed to <somethere>/texlive there will be a folder TL2010
and a folder texmf-local in it

in the last one, the same hierachy, i.e /tex/latex should exist as in TL2010


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