I'm trying to install a new style file that doesn't come by default with LaTeX. I'm on a Linux Mint computer, and installed LaTeX with a simple
sudo apt install texlive
or something like that, if I recall correctly. Now as I search for my texmf directory, I've found two (which I found by following some instructions at various pages on the internet). One is at
/var/lib/texmf and the other is at
/usr/local/share/texmf/. The former has the folders:
dvipdfmx/ dvips/ fonts/ luatex-cache/ tex/ web2c/ xdvi/ ...
as well as seven files, one of them for instance is
With some blind exploration, I don't find any
.sty files in any of the sub-folders. In the other directory,
/usr/local/share/texmf/ the directory is entirely empty.
So unless I just haven't explored the sub-folders of the first directory enough, I don't think either of these are where LaTeX is looking for its
.sty files. So how do I find the correct directory? When I type
which tex it gives me
usr/bin/tex but in that directory, I don't see any other file that seems related to LaTeX.
When I run
texhash it returns
texhash: /usr/local/share/texmf: directory not writable. Skipping... texhash: /var/lib/texmf: directory not writable. Skipping... texhash: /var/lib/texmf: directory not writable. Skipping... texhash: /var/lib/texmf: directory not writable. Skipping... texhash: Done.
Since I don't really know what I'm doing I didn't want to run
texhash as root, but this sort of makes me think that the texmf tree has to be in one of these directories ... so I'm just confused at this point.
[Edit: I've seen some people suggest that there might be a texmf tree at the home directory, but there isn't one for me. That is to say there is no
texmf directory located in my
[Further edit: Also when I type
echo $TEXMFHOME it returns a blank line.]
[Further edit: Per egreg's comment I entered
kpsewhich -var-value TEXMFHOME which returns
/home/myname/texmf but this directory doesn't exist.]