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?

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    You should not have to install it manually like that. What platform are you on? – Thruston Oct 10 '16 at 15:54
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    @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

This question is old and you said in comments you were on Fedora which I can't speak for, but Ubuntu 19.04 provides the texlive-latex-extra package which includes esint and other packages.

sudo apt install texlive-latex-extra will install esint on Ubuntu.

  • The OP wants to work with Fedora, and therefore, I am not sure how your answer would help solving OP's problem. Could you explain? – Raaja_is_at_topanswers.xyz Sep 13 '19 at 6:19
  • The text of the question doesn't specify an OS so I thought I'd give an answer even if it's not the answer for OP. I found this question from Google and I'm sure other Ubuntu users will as well. No sense forking a different question and answer specifically about Ubuntu when this question is OS agnostic. – Michael Hoffmann Sep 13 '19 at 6:41
  • Well I'm not a specialist in this area, but the op mentioned that the focus is for Fedora. Hence, my comment. – Raaja_is_at_topanswers.xyz Sep 13 '19 at 6:44
  • OK... OP doesn't have to select this as the answer, but it is an answer to the question in its current form. I'm not sure what your point is. There can be multiple answers to a question. Detailing something specific to Ubuntu here doesn't hurt anyone. – Michael Hoffmann Sep 13 '19 at 6:52

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