I use MacTeX 2010, and I need to install tabu.sty. I run tlmgr to install the package, but without luck.

> sudo tlmgr install tabu.sty

tlmgr: package repository http://ctan.math.utah.edu/ctan/tex-archive/systems/texlive/tlnet
package tabu.sty not present in package repository.
  • What would be the easiest way to install tabu.sty?
  • Why tabu.sty is not in repository?

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The name of the package for the purposes of tlmgr is not tabu.sty it's tabu because packages often contain a bunch of other files (documentation for sure, plus other files that you may not be aware of.) So the way to install tabu is:

sudo tlmgr install tabu
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    Don't forget that TeX Live Utility comes with MacTeX (in /Applications/TeX); it's a very friendly front-end to tlmgr.
    – egreg
    Apr 6, 2011 at 8:36

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