How do I install a package which is supplied by a publisher (like Springer or Elsevier)? In MikTex (windows), I have to copy it into specified folder and than run some file which install the package. What are the corresponding actions in ubuntu with TeXLive?
Put them into
~ stands for your home. This for the
.sty files; if there is a
.bst file it should go into
(choose a different name than
springer, if you want to).
If you need to make the package available to all users on your system, the "local" tree is the correct place. On a terminal window type
kpsewhich --var-value TEXMFLOCAL
and the answer is what you should substitute to
~/texmf in the paths above. Copy the files and do
May I point you to the excellent TeX FAQ, which answers this and other questions?
Another alternative is to put the files in
/usr/local/share/texmf instead of
/usr/share/texmf. Personally, think this is preferable because I don't like seeing the
texmf directory all the time in my home directory. It also doesn't clutter the main tree. In case you're on a multiuser system then others can also use the packages. Naturally this demands
sudo rights for your user.