! LaTeX Error: File 'tensor.sty' not found.

however, it is there, in:


along with an army of other similar files..

I'm using ubuntu..

..looks like I can get around the problem by putting: /usr/local/texlive/2013/texmf-dist/tex/latex/tensor/tensor.sty

in the command-line of texworks where it asks for it.. but that isn't a real solution..

  • what does your log file show, do other files come from texlive/2013 ? – David Carlisle Aug 8 '15 at 20:58
  • @David-Carlisle the log file is long. what you want to know, I think, is that most other packages seem to be coming from here: /usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/latex/ ..so I guess I have to add that to the path.. so have to figure out how to add to a path. – juggler Aug 8 '15 at 21:22
  • the /usr/share one will be the debian tex managed by your system package manager, the files in /usr/local are an (old) copy of a vanilla texlive installation from TUG (texlive 2015 is current:-) you could put the tex tree from one installation in the path of the other but it's probably less confusing to use the same one so install the package via debian's package manager ro change your PATH so you use the tex binaries under /usr/local/texlive – David Carlisle Aug 8 '15 at 21:44

I had the same problem. It appears that your install is too minimalistic. You are missing the package texlive-math-extra, as shown by this command

$ dpkg-query -L texlive-math-extra | grep tensor.sty



You need

# apt-get install texlive-math-extra

While we are at it, consider

# apt-get install texlive-fonts-recommended texlive-fonts-extra texlive-math-extra texlive-latex-recommended texlive-latex-extra

Take a look at packages that start with texlive- and see what is good. If you run into further problems check what packages it could be in (dkpg-query the suspected package with the file) and you don't have installed.

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