I installed TeXLive from TUG 2 months ago and I just updated the packages. I'm trying to use the fourier package, but the terminal says it's missing. I was told that TeXLive should contain the fourier package by default. But after updating and rerunning pdflatex I got the same error which is fourier.sty could not be found. I tried to install it manually. But I can't add the package and extract it to the directory of TexLive.

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    Run tlmgr install fourier (with appropriate privileges, as when you do updates)
    – egreg
    May 27, 2013 at 14:54
  • @egreg I also tried this, it's saying it's not valid and suggests commands like vlmgr and nlmgr.
    – abdu
    May 27, 2013 at 15:00
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    Are you sure you installed the TUG TeX Live and not Ubuntu's?
    – egreg
    May 27, 2013 at 17:24
  • As Ubuntu's outdated packages are not managed by tlmgr and TeXLive 2012 is frozen, and you cannot tlmgr install nothing, I think that is the best moment to install TeXLive 2013, in spite that is still a pretest.
    – Fran
    May 27, 2013 at 23:31
  • @egreg what do you mean with Ubuntu's? I used the commands on the TUG page and while compiling through the terminal I read TeXLive 2012.
    – abdu
    May 28, 2013 at 20:04

3 Answers 3


You have to install texlive-fontsextra. That should work.

EDIT: texlive-fonts-extra In Ubuntu, install it using

sudo apt-get install texlive-fonts-extra
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    Now named texlive-fonts-extra
    – Pikrass
    Aug 8, 2013 at 1:04

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver. Fourier package can be installed by the texlive-science. I fixed this problem by using the command below.

sudo apt-get install texlive-science

EXTRA: Most of the font styling is done using this Fourier package, especially, antique styling.

  • This question is five years old. Are you seriously still using Ubuntu 12.04? May 4, 2018 at 6:23

For fedora, after executing:

dnf provides */fourier.sty*

It may be noticed that the package that provides the font is texlive-fourier, so after installing it, the issue was solved.

  • The question specified Debian. The equivalent on that distro would be apt-file.
    – Davislor
    Oct 14, 2020 at 2:33

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