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How do I install new packages on Texmaker? I use Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.

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Texmaker is only an editor. It has no packages apart from the two that makes up Texmaker itself (texmaker and texmaker-data). I think you should clarify your question a bit. What packages are you planning to install? – Heisenb0rg Feb 5 '11 at 12:03
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You've got some options.

  • The easy and consistent way is to use your Ubuntu package manager, Synaptic or Ubuntu Software Center. The Ubuntu repositories contain TeX Live bundles, but their names often don't match a specific package. So, use the search feature to search the package descriptions for the package name. Click to choose and install.

  • You could install (extract, copy) the package into your user home directory, to ~/texmf. This is an option if Ubuntu really doesn't provide it or if you would like to use a newer version. In that case, download it from http://ctan.org/pkg/packagename. There are often installation instructions available. On this site, you could additionally check questions regarding installation of packages in general.

  • If you want to use the latest version of TeX Live, newer than Ubuntu provides and with its own package management, you could install the original TeX Live. Visit http://tug.org/texlive/. You might also read How to install “vanilla” TeXLive on Debian or Ubuntu.

  • You may follow the suggestions in this post.

After all, it's independent of Texmaker.

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