I want to ensure I have the packages pst-pdf, auto-pst-pdf and pdfcrop.

I run tlmgr --gui and search for these and appear to install them.

However, if then do kpsewhich pst-pdf at the terminal it does not return the location etc. (only psfrag returns a location). Does this mean the packages are not installed? If not how do I install them and why is the GUI installation appearing to work but not.

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kpsewhich is searching for files, not package names, so you need to add the extension .sty behind it:

kpsewhich pst-pdf.sty

Then I get:


while without .sty I don't get anything printed.

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