On CentOS 7, when I want to use BibLaTeX in a document, pdflatex returns the following error:

Latex Error: File 'biblatex.sty' not found.

I have installed the packages texlive-bibtex.noarch, texlive-bibtex-bin.x86_64.

I tried to copy biblatex.sty from an Ubuntu system to CentOS on the folder /usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/latex/biblatex/ but the problem still persists.

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    Exactly what have you installed on your CenOS 7 (there are at least two ways to install TeXLive, so details matter). Note that searcing the HD is slow so just copying in biblatex.sty will not work without updating the filename database. Again details matter. My guess: you installed TeXLive from CentOS. As with other Linux dists, CentOS has split TeXLive into smaller CentOS packages, abd you have only installed a subset of these and are missing the one the provides biblatex.sty.
    – daleif
    Commented Jun 29, 2022 at 13:32
  • I have installed a lot of packages to include sty files. texlive-lastpage to have lastpage.sty, texlive-titlesec to have titlesec.sty, But I can't find the package for the biblatex.sty.
    – Foxrider83
    Commented Jun 29, 2022 at 13:37
  • If you're installing using the CentOS package manager, then minimally you need to install texlive-biblatex , texlive-biblatex-ieee and texlive-biber if those exist for CentOS. You may find it preferable to use the TeXLive installer rather than using the distro packages. See How to install "vanilla" TeXLive on Debian or Ubuntu?
    – Alan Munn
    Commented Jun 29, 2022 at 13:39
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    Alan, the trouble don't comes with Debian or Ubuntu. On centOs 7, the package texlive-biber don't exists. Thanks
    – Foxrider83
    Commented Jun 29, 2022 at 13:42
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    So I guess then installing a vanilla TeXLive instead is the way to go. This is a perpetual problem with linux distros trying to distribute TeXLive...
    – Alan Munn
    Commented Jun 29, 2022 at 13:44

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On CentOS 7, biblatex.sty is not available. The command yum provides "*biblatex.sty" return no results. I decide to use the natbib which is available and functionnal.


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