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I am trying to install the esint package for latex to allow me to use symbols such as the double closed integral (\oiint).

I have downloaded the zip archive from ctan, and extracted it.

In the terminal I ran the following commands:

latex esint.ins
(generated esint.sty, uesint.fd, esint10.mf, mathint.mf, bigint.mf)

I copied the above 5 files to the root of my texstudio project folder. ie; the same directory where my .tex files are which I am editing and compiling with texstudio.

I then ran:

mf '\mode=localfont; \input esint10.mf'
(generated esint10.tfm)

I also copied this file to the root folder of my texstudio project.

In my tex file I added \usepackage{esint}.

On compile, texstudio just says process exited with errors. If I remove the line \usepackage{esint} then this error disappears.

I think I may have put the files in the wrong locations - perhaps only the .sty file should be in the root folder of my texstudio project folder?

What have I done wrong?

  • You should not have to install it manually like that. What platform are you on? – Thruston Oct 10 '16 at 15:54
  • @Thruston Linux (Fedora with dnf) Can I install it with the package manager? – user3728501 Oct 10 '16 at 16:13
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    Yes. I think fedora provides texlive-esint and you probably also want texlive-esint-type1 – Thruston Oct 10 '16 at 20:54
  • @Thruston I found texlive-esint what is the difference between this and texlive-esint-type1? – user3728501 Oct 11 '16 at 10:53
  • @Thruston Apparently texlive-esint doesn't work (on compile: process exited with errors, but doesn't specify what these errors are) however if I install texlive-esint-type1 then it does work? – user3728501 Oct 11 '16 at 10:56

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