I am trying to get moderncv working. I just installed it and % kpsewhich moderncv.cls1 finds it.

When I compile this tex document:


(one line document).

I get this error:

! LaTeX Error: File `marvosym.sty' not found.

Do I need to install marvosym.sty? Can I just drop it in:


Or do I need to install something else to get marvosym.sty?


Looking from your previous question you seem to have too many missing packages (I'm not sure but I think these should also be available in TeXLive 2009). If you're using MacTeX, there is an application “TeX Live Utility” which should be able to help you installing and updating packages.

If you keep running into problems it's probably a good idea to upgrade your system to TeXLive 2010.

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  • where can I find the TeX live Utility? Is it a command that I can call? I have 2009basic installed. – sixtyfootersdude Oct 22 '10 at 17:16
  • which is your OS? If you're on a Mac, you're better off installing MacTeX with the full installation. – Juan A. Navarro Oct 23 '10 at 11:04
  • Thanks for the help, I had TeXLive 2009basic installed. I upgraded to 2010 and that fixed up everything. Thanks for the help. – sixtyfootersdude Dec 21 '10 at 14:20

For Debian/Ubuntu you can use

sudo apt-get install texlive-fonts-recommended

to fix this.

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With a modern tex system (miktex, texlive) you can use the package managers to install the package. If you have an old system: marvosym has a documentation (marvosym.pdf) which has a section "installation" on the first page.

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  • I think that I have texLive installed. Where can I find the package manager? – sixtyfootersdude Oct 22 '10 at 17:48
  • I have no idea. I'm using miktex on a windows PC. But texlive has a documentation, if you don't find it on your PC try a google search for "texlive". – Ulrike Fischer Oct 23 '10 at 12:37

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