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How can I install citeref via tlmgr from TexLive 2012 in Ubuntu 12.10? Why was citeref.sty dropped in Texlive 2012?

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I assume it was dropped from TeXLive because the status of its license is uncertain, and it therefore defaults to non-free. As the link says, you should consider carefully whether you can/should use such software. – jon Nov 12 '12 at 11:50
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citeref.sty is available on CTAN as <CTAN>/macros/latex/contrib/citeref/citeref.sty; it's not on TeX Live because the file shows no licensing notice whatsoever, so a non free license must be assumed in order to comply with the guidelines on free software.

You can't use tlmgr for installing it; however it's easy to install it manually with the following shell commands

wget http://mirrors.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/citeref/citeref.sty
sudo mkdir -p /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/tex/latex/citeref
sudo cp citeref.sty /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/tex/latex/citeref
sudo mktexlsr

The first command can also be

curl -O http://mirrors.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/citeref/citeref.sty
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I installed TexLive 2012 on Ubuntu 12.04 via the backports PPA and followed all your commands but it still won't find citeref.sty when I compile the document. Any thoughts? – ThomasH Apr 9 '13 at 11:38

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