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Whenever I try to compile my .tex file, I get the following error:

! LaTeX Error: File ngerman.sty not found. Type X to quit or to proceed, or enter new name. (Default extension: sty) Enter file name: ! Emergency stop. l.3 \begin

Here's a MWE:

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article}
\usepackage{ngerman}
\begin{document}
xyz
\end{document}

This happens even though the ngerman.sty package can be found in the following directories:

  • /usr/share/texlive/texmf/tex/latex

  • /usr/share/texmf/tex/latex

I also tried running the texhash command.

  • Did you run texhash as root? – Sigur Feb 2 '14 at 15:56
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    ngerman is absolutely obsolet. You should use babel with the language option ngerman – Marco Daniel Feb 2 '14 at 15:58
  • As your document seems to find article.cls: Where is it according to the log-file? – Ulrike Fischer Feb 2 '14 at 15:58
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    @Jurg, use the terminal to install texlive-lang-german – Sigur Feb 2 '14 at 16:04
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Open a terminal (ctrl + alt + t) and run the following commands:

  1. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:texlive-backports/ppa
  2. sudo apt-get update
  3. sudo apt-get install texlive-lang-german

 (4.) sudo apt-get upgrade

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  • I guess that you don't need (6). – Sigur Feb 2 '14 at 16:14
  • I think it doesn't do any harm, but I'll put it in brackets as it's not really necessary. :) – Jurg Feb 2 '14 at 19:44
  • Changed to (4.). – Speravir Feb 2 '14 at 21:56
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The original poster appears to be on Ubuntu (I believe); this answer therefore applies to Debian and Debian derivatives in general, and thus to Ubuntu in particular.

It is probably sufficient nowadays to simply install the texlive-lang-german package in the usual way (using apt-get, aptitude, apt, Synaptic or whatever you normally use to install packages belonging to your Debian or Debian-derived distribution). Adding a PPA in order to solve this problem is probably not necessary.

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