I am trying to install the moderncv package on my machine running Mac OS X 10.4. Here is what I have done:

  1. Ran this: % kpsewhich -var-value=TEXMFHOMEwhich returned: /Users/jsummers/Library/texmf

  2. Created the directory: /Users/me/Library/texmf/tex/latex

  3. Downloaded moderncv-0.12(2).zip and extracted it into the above dir.
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  4. I then ran sudo texhash to let tex know where the files are.
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  5. Then I ran this to check if it is installed. (Neither returned anything). % kpsewhich moderncv % kpsewhich moderncv.sty

What am I missing here? I have followed the directions on Where do I place my own .sty files, to make them available to all my .tex files?

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    It's a class file, how about kpsewhich moderncv.cls? Commented Oct 18, 2010 at 14:13
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    By the way, moderncv seems to be installed by default (I'm using TeXLive 2010), are you sure it isn't installed already? Commented Oct 18, 2010 at 14:16
  • @Juan. You are right when I do kpsewhich moderncv.cls it is there. It appears that I had a different error. Do you want to put this as an answer and I will accept it? I am using TeXLive 2009, which does not include moderncv. Commented Oct 18, 2010 at 14:31

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The package moderncv comes in a class file, so you should be able to find it as

> kpsewhich moderncv.cls

I upgraded to tex-live 2010 and it worked. I think that I just had tex live 2009basic installed which I assumed did not have moderncv installed. I tried what Juan suggested but I think that I was missing to much other stuff.

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