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How do I install an individual package on a Linux system?

I'm very new to Latex and have understood basic concepts. Now I would like to get syntax highlighting. minted seems to be best choice according to Google but I you don't find detailed instructions on how to install it on a Ubuntu machine (and it is not included in any package).
I'm a bit stuck after generating the minted.sty file. What steps to take next?

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    See perhaps tex.stackexchange.com/questions/28528/… – Joseph Wright Jan 4 '12 at 22:01
  • Did you notice the documentation file? It contains a fairly detailed installation instruction. If you’ve got stuck at a particular command, we can certainly help. – Konrad Rudolph Jan 4 '12 at 23:31
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    If you installed LaTeX from the repositories (e.g., using apt-get), then it is quite likely that you could copy the file to /usr/share/texmf-texlive/tex/latex/ and then run the command sudo texhash in a terminal. (Note that I've neither installed nor used minted.) I recommend you look at the FAQ for better/fuller advice. – jon Jan 5 '12 at 2:02
  • Closed as a 'reverse dupe': we've now got a proper answer for the general case. – Joseph Wright Sep 18 '12 at 14:34
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    more hints. minted is inside package "texlive-latex-extra" in Ubuntu version - Quantal (12.10), while it doesn't exist in previous ubuntu release. Which you need install .sty directly – larrycai Oct 20 '12 at 7:10

Once you have minted installed (which comes by default with TeXLive), you'll need python-pygments

sudo apt-get install python-pygments

If you want to run your file with pdflatex, then you need to so with shell-escape

pdflatex -shell-escape myfile.tex

The documentation has this, and more information.

texdoc minted
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  • In addition to @jon 's comment it did the trick. – f4lco Jan 5 '12 at 13:29
  • @phineas Glad it worked :) The TeXLive in the repositories is out of date- best to go with the instructions in the linked question. – cmhughes Jan 5 '12 at 16:47
  • After I did what @cmhughes suggested my pdflatex stop working. Here is the error message: ktexpk: `mf-nowin -progname=mf \mode:=ljfour; mag:=1+37/600; nonstopmode; input tcit0800' failed. kpathsea: Appending font creation commands to missfont.log. (see the transcript file for additional information) !pdfTeX error: pdflatex (file tcit0800): Font tcit0800 at 637 not found ==> Fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced! – Herman Jaramillo Mar 25 '19 at 15:56

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