Compiling this file worked well under Linux Mint 17.2, but since I upgraded to Mint 18, I get this error. I tried installing pgfpages with tlmgr, but the package isn't present in repositories. I get the same problem with the tikz-package but I read I shouldn't install that manually but update texlive instead. Did that, error persists.
dpkg --get-selections | grep tex tells me that texlive, tex-common, texlive-base, texlive-binaries, texlive-fonts-recommended, texlive-latex-base, texlive-latex-recommended are installed.
I don't understand what's going on. Also, my /home//texmf/tex/latex only contains a directory named xargs which only contains one file, is that normal? I tried reinstalling texlive but to no effect. Any idea what I could do?