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I put Rd.sty in C:\texlive\texmf-local\tex\latex\Rd.sty. But when I try to execute a file, say aaa.tex then the error ! LaTeX Error: File "Rd.sty" not found. occur. But, if I put the Rd.sty and aaa.tex in the same directory, then it goes well. Why??


Answer of my questions by Ulrike Fisher, I reprint here.

  1. Put the .sty file, e.g., Rd.sty at C:\texlive\texmf-local\tex\latex\Rd.sty

  2. Execute the code mktexlsr from the command prompt to reflect the change as follows:

    C:\Users\User>mktexlsr

Then, we no longer need to put the Rd.sty and some tex file in the same directory.


We confirm whether LaTeX can detect the .sty file or not via the code kpsewhich style_file_name in the command prompt,

C:\Users\User>  kpsewhich Rd.sty
            <--- Here nothing since LaTeX cannot detect the Rd.sty
C:\Users\User>mktexlsr      <--- Up date
mktexlsr: Updating C:/texlive/2013/texmf-config/ls-R...
mktexlsr: Updated C:/texlive/2013/texmf-config/ls-R.
mktexlsr: Updating C:/texlive/2013/texmf-var/ls-R...
mktexlsr: Updated C:/texlive/2013/texmf-var/ls-R.
mktexlsr: Updating C:/texlive/texmf-local/ls-R...
mktexlsr: Updated C:/texlive/texmf-local/ls-R.
mktexlsr: Updating C:/texlive/2013/texmf-dist/ls-R...
mktexlsr: Updated C:/texlive/2013/texmf-dist/ls-R.
mktexlsr: Done.

>  kpsewhich Rd.sty
c:/texlive/texmf-local/tex/Rd.sty <--- Here LaTeX can detect the Rd.sty
  • Thank you, I use Windows 10, but I try it. – Camford Oxbridge Feb 25 at 4:30
  • 'Rd.sty' file is user defined style files. you can ask you client. or who used it. – Mu30 murugans2katgmail Feb 25 at 5:22
  • Rd.sty is required when I make a manual for my statistical package. This package can find at https://svn.r-project.org/R/trunk/share/texmf/tex/latex/Rd.sty So, I copy and paste with extension .sty. I am not sure but R users are familiar with Rd.sty ? – Camford Oxbridge Feb 25 at 5:43
  • On texlive you need to run mktexlsr to update the fndb. – Ulrike Fischer Feb 25 at 7:28
  • Thank you @UlrikeFischer !! I can do !! You are greate !! I appreciate you very much. I bothered this issues for very long time !! I reprint you answer as above. – Camford Oxbridge Feb 25 at 7:57

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