I am trying to get latex (tetex) working in a recent installation of Zenwalk. The main problem is that tikZ needs to be installed "by hand" because the Zenwalk package manager netpkg can't do it by itself.
As I'm new to linux, advice on how to do this would be much appreciated.
Some information that might be helpful: when I try to build a latex file using Geany, the error message I get refers to the fact that the tikz.sty file can't be found. The file does exist (in the directory /usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/pgf/frontendlayer), but either it's in the wrong place or the compiler doesn't know where to find it. Compilation fails. If I try to compile a latex file that has no tikZ in it, then the file builds just fine, so the rest of latex is running fine.