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I found several answers on this site recommending the mdframed package. However, I can't find a ubuntu texlive package that includes this. Do I have to install this manually or am I overlooking something here?

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the package is included in TeXLive. Try tlmgr install mdframed – Marco Daniel May 7 '11 at 12:29
@Macro: The TeXLive which comes with Ubuntu doesn't include tlmgr because Ubuntu wants all software incl. LaTeX packages to be installed over its own manager. – Martin Scharrer May 7 '11 at 12:35
@Macro: I don't now if it is now possible with Ubuntu 11.04. I have a manual installed TeXLive and didn't change that when I upgraded to 11.04. – Martin Scharrer May 7 '11 at 12:55
@Martin: Ubuntu 11.04 doesn't include tlmgr (and it never will since that would contradict the idea of a system-wide package manager). Unfortunately Ubuntu 11.04 still includes TeX Live 2009. – Philipp May 7 '11 at 14:28
@c089: I definitely recommend you get rid of TeXlive included in the distro and reinstall it from CTAN. I've done it, easy as pie, and been happy with it ever since. – Heisenb0rg May 7 '11 at 17:04
up vote 9 down vote accepted

The current Ubuntu 11.04 includes TeX Live 2009, which is a bit too old for the mdframed package. The Ubuntu installation also lacks the TeX Live Manager (tlmgr) so that you cannot install new packages automatically. So you have to install the package manually, e.g. from CTAN.

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Or install TeX Live directly from TUG. – Caramdir May 7 '11 at 17:11
I am new in ubuntu, could someone explain how install mdframed, I use TeXLive-2009. or how to change TexLive 2009 to TexLive2011. tk :) – user17096 Jul 31 '12 at 0:29

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