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Re: [opensuse] Install a latex package what aren't available in the repos
Hi Sascha,

On May 31, 2017, at 08:41:13, Sascha Manns <saigkill@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hello list,

i'm using the delivered texlive sytem from the official repositories.
Now i need a package from CTAN which isn't packaged so far.
How can i install that package in Tumbleweed?

I know people on the TUG (TeX Users Group) board and I have been informed
TeX Live 17 is coming out in June of this year. So, for future reference,
it might be good to ask the upstream TeX Live developers to get this package
distributed. Then it can be added to the openSUSE texlive package when it's

There is a process to go through for installing LaTeX packages into system
locations, but I highly recommend against doing so because future updates
might clobber them.

What you can do is run latex on the provided DTX file (a lot of LaTeX packages
provide DTX files for installation, anyway) and store the files in a shared
location, then update the TeX variable TEXINPUTS. There are other methods that
will work, but so much as changed with TeX Live since I last worked with it in
2004, I am no longer sure what the recommended approaches are. Actually, I used
teTeX, not TeX Live, but since that time, the two have been merged, or teTeX was
abandoned (not sure which).


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