I recently started to work under Xubuntu 16.04, and I'm facing problems with the Polish Babel package, though it worked before.

I prepared a very simple latex example to show the problem:


This is an example.

And here is system's replay:

This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.16 (TeX Live 2015/Debian) (preloaded format=latex)
 restricted \write18 enabled.
entering extended mode
LaTeX2e <2016/02/01>
Babel <3.9q> and hyphenation patterns for 3 language(s) loaded.
Document Class: article 2014/09/29 v1.4h Standard LaTeX document class

! Package babel Error: Unknown option `polish'. Either you misspelled it
(babel)                or the language definition file polish.ldf was not found

See the babel package documentation for explanation.
Type  H <return>  for immediate help.

l.310 \ProcessOptions*


Could you, please, help me to solve the problem?

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    Welcome to TeX.SX! You need to use apt-get in order to install the language support packages. At the least, texlive-lang-polish – egreg May 8 '16 at 16:33

The error message suggests that your TeX installation is incomplete; do

apt-get install texlive-lang-polish

Doing a full install of TeX Live is usually better, barring disk space constraints.

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