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How to install external packages like truncate or natbib in W32Tex ?

I am running the following command to install packages

texinstwin "dir of packages"

But when I download packages from CTAN and put them in the dir, I get the error

No packages installed

So how do I install external packages ?

  • Did you texhash after putting them in the proper directory? – A Feldman Feb 24 '18 at 4:57
  • @AFeldman What does that mean – Salil Gokhale Feb 24 '18 at 5:11
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    There is not a smart installer of packages in W32TeX. You have to install additional packages completely manually in $TEXMFLOCAL. The knowledge of the TeX Directory Structure (TDS) is needed. I recommend to use TeX Live or MiKTeX if it is difficult to add packages or fonts. – Akira Kakuto Feb 24 '18 at 5:25
  • If its just a *.sty file then you can put it in in a /texmf directory and then run the program "texhash" which tells your tex installation to search for new packages to use. – A Feldman Feb 24 '18 at 19:31

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