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I'm trying to write a paper, and the format must adhere to APA style, 6th edition. I've found that I should use \documentclass{apa6} to do this. Well, I tried, and I get :

File 'apa6.cls' not found.

Of course I then saw Cannot get apa6 style to work in (MiK)TeX, and decided I could install it manually (the only response that made any sense to me.) Well, I found apa6.dtx, I put it in an empty directory, and ran "pdflatex apa6.dtx". Here's what I see:

Generating file(s) ./apa6.cls 

Processing file apa6.dtx (class) -> apa6.cls
File apa6.dtx ended by \endinput.
Lines  processed: 4034
Comments removed: 1379
Comments  passed: 53
Codelines passed: 2560

Generating file(s) ././config/APAamerican.txt ././config/APAbritish.txt ././con
fig/APAdutch.txt ././config/APAenglish.txt ././config/APAgerman.txt ././config/
APAngerman.txt ././config/APAgreek.txt ././config/APAczech.txt ././config/APAen
! I can't write on file `././config/APAamerican.txt'.
<to be read again> 
l.142 }

(Press Enter to retry, or Control-D to exit; default file extension is `.tex')
Please type another output file name:

If I cancel it, it still generates an apa6.cls file, but I then get this error when I try to use it:

! LaTeX Error: Option clash for package geometry.

See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for explanation. Type  H <return>  for immediate help.  ...                                    

                                                   l.3 \usepackage

What should I do?

By the way, I'm running Ubuntu with the texlive-full package installed.

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closed as too localized by egreg, Joseph Wright Jul 8 '12 at 8:38

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Turns out it produced apa6.cls anyway. – Jay Sullivan May 17 '12 at 4:34

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