I installed the following Ubuntu packages on Ubuntu 18.04:

  • texlive
  • texlive-bibtex-extra
  • texlive-fonts-extra
  • texlive-generic-recommended
  • texlive-lang-german
  • texlive-latex-extra
  • texlive-xetex

In my preamble, I include the beton package (with T1 font encoding). Still, LaTeX complains:


LaTeX Font Warning: Font shape `T1/ccr/m/n' undefined
(Font)              using `T1/cmr/m/n' instead on input line 28.

And indeed, there is no occurrence of T1/ccr/m/n anywhere in /usr/share/texlive.

So, how do I use the Concrete font on Ubuntu 18.04?

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    you are probably missing t1ccr.fd, on my system it is in the ccfonts package. Commented Apr 29, 2019 at 9:23

2 Answers 2


Thanks to Ulrike Fischer, I looked for the ccfonts package in Ubuntu. This used to be in the Ubuntu package texlive-math-extra but is now in the new package texlive-science. So, the solution was

apt-get install -y texlive-science
  • It is, BTW, a pain that I have to install texlive-science just for the ccfonts, which depends on texlive-lang-greek, which is 70 MByte in size! Commented Apr 21, 2021 at 12:29

You can search for the Debian/Ubuntu package that contains a given file with apt-file. For example,

apt-file find "t1qpl.fd"


tex-gyre: /usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/tex-gyre/ot1qpl.fd
tex-gyre: /usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/tex-gyre/t1qpl.fd

If you’re not sure about the exact filename, you can do a full-text keyword search with apt search, or a regular expression search for filenames with apt-file find --regex. For example, apt search Pagella points me to fonts-texgyre, which contains the OpenType version of TeX Gyre Pagella, and apt-file find --regexp "[pP]agella.*\.otf" finds three packages that install different versions of it.

You can also search your distro’s package repository online, in case you need to install a package for a different OS version.

If there is no apt/rpm, you can also do a filename search on CTAN, to find a TeX Live package you can install to your local tree.

If all else fails, you can download the files you need to a directory where your utilities can find it, such as: the directory for your project, ~/.texmf or $TEXMFHOME, or for TTF and OTF files, ~/.fonts/ or /usr/local/share/fonts/. It’s a good idea to put them together in a subdirectory, since your computer is not keeping track of where each file is from, new versions, or conflicts.

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