LaTeX is awesome.
LaTeX on Linux is even better. So, in order to get the best functionality of this software, it is then necessary to have several libraries.
Method A: the easy one
If you don’t care about memory and resources, an easy solution consists in installing almost everything using the following script:
sudo apt-get install texlive-full texlive-extra-utils texlive-font-utils texlive-latex-recommended
Method B: the cool one
However, if you are away from windows alike massive programs and require more control over your stuff, the steps are quite simple:
find your package on the CRAN website (You don’t need to open an external browser, use Lynx instead - see the related post) and download all the files.
have look at the ‘ReadMe’ file - sometimes the package needs special configuration which is indicated in it.
unzip package-downloaded.zip latex package-downloaded.ins
move the files to /usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/generic. NOTE: It might be any folder inside tex, even a new one, however it is mandatory to consider that the new file needs to be visible for latex, so inside an existing one is enough.
run the following command in order to re-generate the active structure in latex.
I hope this has been useful. I recommend to search directly on the
CRAN website instead of loading a