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I am using Fedora 13 and it had TeX Live 2007 by default. I installed texlive and then I wanted to use the mathspec package which TeX Live 2007 version doesn't seem to have. Can anyone tell me as to how to install the mathspec package in Linux.

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Are there packages for newer versions of TeX Live for Fedora 13? If so you could upgrade to them (I don't know where to look for Fedora updates).

If you can't find suitable upgrades for your system, you can download the package from CTAN. Place the mathspec.sty file from CTAN into ~/texmf/tex/latex/mathspec.

If that also does not work (maybe mathspec needs a newer version of XeTeX than the one shipped with TL2007), you can manually install a new version of TeX Live.

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Go to for information about Fedora and TeXLive. – hlovdal Jan 31 '11 at 7:07

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