Is there an automated script which places files in the relevant directory tree in ~/texmf/ and is that all that is required to install a package (in addition to calling texhash on ~/texmf/)?
Only some packages on CTAN come also in so called TDS ZIP files which already hold the required directory structure so that you only need to unzip them over your
To my knowledge there is no direct script available which turns a CTAN package into the required TDS structure and installs it directly. (The TeXLive developers should have something like that to build the TeXLive package files.)
I was thinking writing such a script recently. So far I wrote a Makefile which does it for most LaTeX packages, but currently it is
However, you could download the whole CTAN directory for a package as a flat ZIP file, unpack it and then use the
I just tested this using
Note that you only need to run
Short answer: no.
Slightly longer answer: If your package is on this list, kind of. The