I am using Pop!_os 18.04 LTS (which is based on Ubuntu 18.04) and I am trying to get program to run which makes heavy use of LaTeX. I am using the MiKTeX package manager to install the TeX packages that the program requires. I am stuck on trying to get this package dsfont to install. According to this answer, installing texlive-fonts-extra should have fixed it. I tried using sudo apt-get install texlive-fonts-extra and it installs correctly but the error still stands.

The same thread also explains how dstroke is the distribution package name in MiKTeX for dsfont. However, I cannot find a package named dstroke in MiKTeX. The search returns an empty list. The had suggested that a package named doublestroke was being used in TeX live for getting dstroke. So I tried searching for that in MiKTeX just in case and I was able to find it and install it. But that also did not fix the error. I cannot find any other pointer to installing this. Please help.

OS: Pop!_OS 18.04 (Similar to Ubuntu 18.04)
Python: 3.7.1
MiKTeX: MiKTeX Package Manager 2.9.7043 (MiKTeX 2.9.7050)

TeX error Log -

This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.20 (MiKTeX 2.9.7050) (preloaded format=latex 2019.7.21)  21 JUL 2019 22:41
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LaTeX Font Info:    Overwriting math alphabet `\mathfrak' in version `bold'
(Font)                  U/euf/m/n --> U/euf/b/n on input line 106.

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

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  • The package dsfont.sty is available as doublestroke in both MikTeX and TeX live (see ctan.org/pkg/doublestroke). Did you try installing that package via the MikTeX Console? You may want to remove texlive-fonts-extra and other packages that sudo apt-get install texlive-fonts-extra may have installed, since this probably installed another (possibly outdated) TeX live from the Ubuntu repositories on your system.
    – moewe
    Jul 21 '19 at 15:41

It is recommended that do not install TeXLive from Ubuntu repository. Get latest TexLive 2019 from CTAN repository and install it. First remove previous installed packages and MikTex.

‫sudo apt-get remove texlive-*

Go to the folder which you downloaded, and run the following command:

sudo perl install-tl --gui=perltk
  • The OP has already installed MikTeX for Linux. Installing another TeX system (vanilla TeX live) might cause more confusion than it does good.
    – moewe
    Jul 21 '19 at 15:27
  • @moewe Yes, you are right. But it could cause more problems later. It is better to remove all texlive compiler and install complete CTAN Texlive.
    – A Diyanat
    Jul 21 '19 at 15:35
  • I agree that removing the TeX live that was (inadvertently) installed by sudo apt-get install texlive-fonts-extra is probably a good idea, but I don't necessarily agree that the OP should install vanilla TeX live when they already have access to a reasonably up-to-date (and updatable!) MikTeX. The solution here would probably involved installing the package in MikTeX rather than demolishing everything and switching the TeX distribution.
    – moewe
    Jul 21 '19 at 15:38
  • But I think that the problem has raised is that the ANANDA tex editor uses MikTeX compiler, not the compiler which installed using 'sudo apt'. So installing texlive-fonts-extra does not help. As you suggested one way is to install some necessary packages using MikTeX package manager.
    – A Diyanat
    Jul 21 '19 at 15:53
  • As I wrote in my comment above I agree with that part of the analysis. But I disagree that the best course of action given the status quo is to remove MikTeX and install vanilla TeX live. Installing the correct package in MikTeX should be enough.
    – moewe
    Jul 21 '19 at 15:55

As a MiKTeX package it is known as doublestroke. Furthermore, it may happen that you have to launch updmap to refresh the type 1 fonts database:

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