I'm using Ubuntu vivid and have installed the textlive-full package. If I use the package booktabs-de my tex file cannot be complied because the package cannot be found. According to https://packages.debian.org/sid/texlive-lang-german texlive-lang-german (and therefore texlive-full) should contain the tex package booktabs-de right?
One should distinguish between “LaTeX packages” and ”TeX Live packages”.
A “LaTeX package” is a file that can be loaded from a document with
\usepackage, whereas a “TeX Live package” is a collection of files not necessarily containing a LaTeX package.
In the case of
booktabs-de one can look at the output of
tlmgr info booktabs-de --list
package: booktabs-de category: Package shortdesc: German version of booktabs. longdesc: This is a "translation" of the booktabs. installed: Yes revision: 21907 sizes: doc: 329k relocatable: Yes cat-version: 1.61803 cat-date: 2014-02-26 23:03:13 +0100 cat-license: gpl collection: collection-langgerman Included files, by type: doc files: texmf-dist/doc/latex/booktabs-de/README-DE details="Readme (German)" language="de" texmf-dist/doc/latex/booktabs-de/booktabs-de.dtx texmf-dist/doc/latex/booktabs-de/booktabs-de.ins texmf-dist/doc/latex/booktabs-de/booktabs-de.pdf details="Package documentation"
When TeX Live/Debian is concerned, one just doesn't manage the distribution with
tlmgr, but the concept is the same, as the Debian packages are essentially collections of TeX Live packages.
booktabs-de TeX Live package contains the documentation in German for the
booktabs LaTeX package.
So you have still to do
in your document, whereas the shell command
will show the documentation in German.
booktabs LaTeX package is provided by the
booktabs TeX Live package, which resides in
collection-latexrecommended; the corresponding Debian package for