Per your comment
Is there a minimal solution such as downloading
standalone and copying it to some
Yes, you can do this manually. Here are some basic instructions for a manual install of
standalone (or any package, whether available from CTAN or not).
standalone from CTAN
- Create a new directory called
standalone (or really whatever you'd like) in your
- Place all downloaded files in your directory you just created.
- If a
.ins file is provided, run
latex standalone.ins (or something similar)
texhash from the command line. This will inform
latex that new packages have been placed for install.
That should get you rolling. I'm running this from memory (honestly, just learning to use the package managers (like
tlmgr) makes life so much easier), so forgive me if I made a mistake.
Of course, you can always follow the sure-to-be-correct instructions over at WikiBooks. It also has instructions for creating the documentation yourself, which I've skipped over here.
Just remember TeXLive's own documentation:
First, you may have gotten a TeX installation that was based on TeX Live but was packaged for your operating system. For instance, the free GNU/Linux distributions, and the distributions from Red Hat, Debian, Ubuntu, SUSE, etc., all make TeX installations derived from TeX Live available through their normal packaging system (
yum, etc.). If this is how you got your TeX, the timing and content of updates is entirely up to your operating system provider—contact them with any and all questions.