I'm running Debian Jessie and my LaTeX was running smoothly until I replaced one of the packages in /usr/local/share/texmf/tex/latex/... and ran texhash. It seemed to succeed, but...

Now, LaTeX cannot find ANY of the packages in that folder (or anywhere else in /usr/local/share/texmf/tex/latex/, whether I run latex or pdflatex).

Has this happened to anyone else before? Does anyone know what the problem may be?

Thanks in advance.

Note: /usr/local/share/texmf/ls-R contains the packages which LaTeX cannot find, and when I run texhash, the first line it shows is:

texhash: Updating /usr/local/share/texmf/ls-R...
  • Take a look at /usr/local/share/texmf/ls-R file. Is it readable? Does it have the list of files? – Boris Apr 11 '17 at 14:07

A wild guess: try as a root

chmod -R a+r /usr/local/share/texmf/
  • Thanks! I don't know what caused the permissions on that folder to change, but it looks like that was it. – Gabriela Apr 12 '17 at 17:10

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