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I am trying to install the 'texlive-lang-dutch' package on my Kubuntu machine. I tried:

sudo apt install texlive-lang-dutch

But this doesn't work. Obviously, the package is not available:

Unable to locate package texlive-lang-dutch

Indeed, I checked which language packages are available:

texlive-lang-african      texlive-lang-chinese      texlive-lang-czechslovak  texlive-lang-french       texlive-lang-indic        texlive-lang-korean       texlive-lang-portuguese   
texlive-lang-all          texlive-lang-cjk          texlive-lang-english      texlive-lang-german       texlive-lang-italian      texlive-lang-other        texlive-lang-spanish      
texlive-lang-arabic       texlive-lang-cyrillic     texlive-lang-european     texlive-lang-greek        texlive-lang-japanese     texlive-lang-polish   

It is obvious that many language packages are missing, not just dutch. I tried searching for a solution. So far I have tried

sudo apt clean all
sudo apt upgrade

and

sudo apt clean all
sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

This doesn't help. Does anyone know how to solve this issue?

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  • You can install texlive-lang-all... Or just texlive-full! Oct 25, 2017 at 12:35
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    Yes, I could do this but it is not really a solution if I want only one or few languages
    – Iris
    Oct 25, 2017 at 12:36
  • The texlive-latex-base package provides babel with dutch support. Oct 25, 2017 at 12:40

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Try installing texlive-lang-european. (Take a look at this)

Edit: Thanks to egreg for clarifying that you don't need to install texlive-lang-dutch afterwards

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  • After a long search, this is the way to go! Thanks, 'sudo apt-get install texlive-lang-european' did the trick.
    – Matt
    Sep 1, 2021 at 15:27
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i had to check my textlive packages online repository and search for "french" package by typing "french" (ctl+f)

rep: ftp://tug.org/historic/systems/texlive/2017/tlnet-final/archive/ package found: babel-french

line command: tlmgr install babel-french

It worked for me and it should help somehow!

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  • Note that the question is about Ubuntu/Debian packages installed with apt, which are different from tlmgr (TeX Live package manager) packages that you mention in your answer.
    – Marijn
    Sep 8, 2020 at 12:07

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