Is there an apt-get command that can install AASTex on Ubuntu? What other packages and software would be recommended for using this?

  • I guess you just download the zip file and unpack it. Done.
    – Johannes_B
    Jun 16, 2016 at 5:29

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You can use apt-cache search to see what's available in your repos. In your case:

jawguy@salix:~/$ apt-cache search aastex
texlive-publishers - TeX Live: Publisher styles, theses, etc.

So, there's something in the package texlive-publishers which is related to aastex. You can see the file list of a particular package on the web:


(swap 'precise' for your version)

And, you'll notice that /usr/share/texmf-texlive/tex/latex/aastex/aastex.cls /usr/share/texmf-texlive/tex/latex/aastex/aastex.sty

Are in that list. So it seems like you just want to sudo apt-get install texlive-publishers and that should be that.

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