I have the following MWE using moderncv




\cventry{2013--2016}{Ate grass on a field}{}{}{}{}

However, when I use fancy instead of casual, I get an error message of undefined control sequence. fancy is supposed to be part of the package though.

  • It says it can't find moderncvstylefancy.sty -- I found the sty-file online and placed it in the folder, but then I got the error ` undefined control sequence: \moderncvhead` – BillyJean Feb 1 '16 at 13:58
  • I updated my tex-distribution, it gives the same error – BillyJean Feb 1 '16 at 14:02

As result of our chat we found that the used version of moderncv is 1.5.1. That's the reason for the received error message

! LaTeX Error: File moderncvstylefancy.sty not found.

So an update of moderncv to the current version 2.0.0 is needed.

Sorry, I do not know how you have to do that with TeXLive on debian.


To update your latex distribution on debian, i guess you should run

sudo tlmgr update --self

and then

sudo tlmgr update --all
  • It says no updates available – BillyJean Feb 1 '16 at 15:51
  • Do you use texlive from debian repositories or from the tug.org homepage? Repositories do not always provide latest versions of packages. So you might have to install it manually. – HATEthePLOT Feb 1 '16 at 15:55
  • I just opened a console and pasted in your commands. I'm not too experienced with these things. How do I install a package manually? – BillyJean Feb 1 '16 at 16:04
  • Please have a look here: en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Installing_Extra_Packages – HATEthePLOT Feb 1 '16 at 17:28

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