# Install packages on cygwin

I use latex for cygwin, installed by the cygwin setup GUI. How can I install other missing package? For example i haven't tikz... I've to manually install it or there is a better solution?

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Predrag mentioned TeX Live in his answer. If cygwin is not important for you, then TeX Live has an easy to use installer for Windows that may be found here. On Windows MiKTeX is another popular distribution that is actively maintained. Both include TikZ. If at all possible use one of these two. –  qubyte Feb 14 '12 at 14:24

If you want LATEX in Cygwin so you can use LINUX Bash Script and commands line you may choose to install a complete version of for example Miktex and Texniccenter in Windows and then create a symbolic link to the .exe files you need to compile (e.g. latex.exe, pdflatex.exe, ...) your .tex file from Cygwin Bash shell:

``````ln -s 'C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex\bin\x64\latex.exe'  /usr/local/bin/latex
``````
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installed MiKTeX and put miktex/bin in the PATH –  tyranitar Feb 15 '12 at 10:46
This does not work for all installed parts of MiKTeX, cf. Problem executing script for latexdiff. –  Speravir Mar 2 at 0:46