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Well I just started using TeXStudio on ubuntu, after having used it for years on windows.

On windows whenever a package is missing TexStudio will ask me to download that package from ctan (if it is available there), however on ubuntu this seems to be missing.

For example a simple documentclass hitec is missing, and it errors without giving me an option to set the search repositories.

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  • This doesn't actually have anything at all to do with TeXStudio, but the TeX distribution. The autoinstallation on Windows is a feature of MikTeX, while you're probably running some version of TeX Live on Ubuntu. There does exist a method for automatic package installation in TeX Live, texliveonfly. See e.g. tex.stackexchange.com/questions/50464 tex.stackexchange.com/questions/291317 tex.stackexchange.com/a/463842 Jul 29, 2019 at 20:13
  • @TorbjørnT. well on windows texstudio indeed automatically installed miktex. However I have a hard time finding what texstudio actually uses under the hood.
    – paul23
    Jul 29, 2019 at 20:14
  • If you look in the .log file of any .tex document you've compiled, it's written in the very first line. Jul 29, 2019 at 20:16
  • just use tlmgr install hitec and it will be installed in texlive. Jul 29, 2019 at 21:07

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