I have texlive running on ubuntu 14.04lts. I am able to compile tex documents to pdf, except some documents which require use of mtpro2. After reading some instructions on how to instal mtpro2 here:


I removed the whole textlive installation , including the texmf folder in /usr/share. After reinstalling



sudo ./install-tl

the installation went well and works fine. However with soe files I get the mtpro2 file error below:

! LaTeX Error: File `mtpro2.sty' not found.
Type X to quit or <RETURN> to proceed,
Enter file name:

Part of the output of running

./mtpro2-texlive.sh -i mtp2lite.zip.tpm 

is below

Removing previous MTPro2 files, as a precaution.
Removing MTPro2 files from /usr/local/share/texmf.
Coping all files in ./mtpro2-texlive_tmpdir_P9fTSILi/texmf/ to /usr/local/share/texmf/
Removing the temporary directory.
Updating TeX Live

Essentially the error appearing on the command line is:

chmod: cannot access ‘/usr/local/share/texmf/’: No such file or directory

How do I get back texmf in /usr/local/share? Help will be appreciated.

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    Does the directory /usr/local/share/texmf/ exist? If yes, what are the rights? – jarauh Nov 2 '15 at 18:33
  • I removed the directory texmf from /usr/local/share/, so currently it does not exist. – Zilore Mumba Nov 3 '15 at 10:43
  • 1. Get a working TeX-installation, independently from mtpro2. \\ 2. Buy the fonts and download them into your home directory or download the free fonts into your home folder. \\ 3. Proceed as described here: cims.nyu.edu/~fennell/mtpro2 , starting with the sentence: »Now open a terminal....«. The installer will install the fonts into ~/texmf , which should work. If not, please edit your question, but don't mix installing TeX with installing mtpro2 -- and sorry, if I misunderstood your question and comment. – Keks Dose Nov 3 '15 at 12:37
  • Just to clarify that TeX works ok. The problem is when I have to call fonts involving mtpro2. Installation of mt2prolite as given at cims.nyu.edu/~fennell/mtpro2 does not work because I removed the texmf folder in /usr/local/share. – Zilore Mumba Nov 3 '15 at 22:05
  • Thanks @Keks Dose and also to Jarauh and all who read my post. I mamanged to get things working, here's how: I have texlive working on Windows 7 on which I had installed a texmf directory in the root. I copied that directory into /usr/local/share on ubuntu. The installation of mtpro2 worked exactly as given in the cims.nyu.edu link. Thanks for time and effort. – Zilore Mumba Nov 5 '15 at 20:33

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