I am using Basictex on my mac, and using TEXMAKER as editor. I installed multirow package by

 tlmgr install multirow 

command. And output is

 tlmgr: package repository http://ctan.space-pro.be/tex-archive/systems/texlive/tlnet
 tlmgr install: package already present: multirow

Its showing this error ! LaTeX Error: File `multirow.sty' not found

I really do not know what is happening. I need to fix it badly. Any kind of help is appreciateable.

  • Welcome to TeX.SE. I'm afraid your write-up isn't very clear. Specifically, what is the "it" in "It[']s showing this error"? What is returned if you type kpsewhich multirow.sty at a terminal prompt? Incidentally, what's your reason for installing Basictex rather than the full MacTeX installation? – Mico Mar 13 '16 at 16:00
  • @Mico, thanks for your quick reply. I am writing a project document. i I started downloading MacTex but somehow it shows network error, then i switched to Basictex, We [class mates] are writing document together. I took a file and tried to modify then its showing this error.kpsewhich multirow.sty at terminal showing /usr/local/texlive/2015/texmf-dist/tex/latex/multirow/multirow.sty – sukanta Mar 13 '16 at 17:03
  • Since kpsewhich is able to find multirow.sty -- in the directory where it should be, no less -- it's puzzling that you're not able to load it via a \usepackage{multirow} statement. Maybe something else went wrong during installation of BasicTeX? All I can suggest at this point is to try to re-install BasicTeX from scratch. – Mico Mar 13 '16 at 19:23
  • Okay. Suggestion is taken. Should is still try to install MacTex! – sukanta Mar 13 '16 at 20:58

On Linux this should work fine, if you install the package texlive-latex-extra

The Documentation is huge (some GB) and is not needed locally, so installation without docs via aptitude would be

aptitude install texlive-fonts-recommended texlive-latex-recommended texlive-latex-recommended-doc_ texlive-pictures-doc_ texlive-latex-base-doc_ texlive-pstricks-doc_ texlive-latex-extra texlive-latex-extra-doc_ texlive-fonts-recommended-doc_ 
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On Arch Linux based distributions, this package is called texlive-latexextra in the standard repository.

sudo pacman -S texlive-latexextra
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Using Texlive Package Manager, install collection-latexextra with the following command:

tlmgr install collection-latexextra
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  • I installed that and it didn't solve the problem – gota Apr 24 '19 at 16:19
  • is this still not solved?? – user30994 Jan 30 at 12:00
  • it worked for me with collection-latexextra – Giannis Athanasiadis Aug 20 at 11:30

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