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    Default How to determine which texlive packages to install?

    Starting with openSUSE 12.3 texlive has been split into a great number of separate packages. Now I have problems to find which packages I need.

    Example:

    TeXing some old source file complains that the font cmb14 could not be found. As this has worked in the past, there is clearly some package missing.

    Solution: Install texlive-sauter and texlive-sauterfonts

    The solution is not obvious at all and even using grep on a previous system will not find any result for 'cmb14' to give a hint. To make things worse, yast search will not show what files are provided by a package as long as the package is not installed. Is there any clever way to find the missing package starting from the TeX error message?
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    Default Re: How to determine which texlive packages to install?

    I had a similar problem. I searched around and managed to come up with the right package.

    Check out this blog post: Easy way to install TeX packages for openSUSE 12.3

    I have not tested whether that works, but it is worth a try.

    I think I am regretting this change to tex/latex. Some of what I use comes from browsing the documentation on my computer. And now, with the new packaging, the documentation is not there for packages that I did know about so didn't install. I suppose I can browse Internet documentation, but I think the old way (installing the whole thing) had some advantages. Maybe there's a meta-package that installs everything. If not, then there should be.
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    Default Re: How to determine which texlive packages to install?

    Thank you. This was exactly what I was looking for. Works mostly (but not in my example case above).
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    Default Re: How to determine which texlive packages to install?

    There is an earlier thread started on this: https://forums.opensuse.org/english/...x-texlive.html

    Basically you have two choices; use software.opensuse.org: Download openSUSE 12.3 to select package groups or use YaST>Software management for individual packages - if you do the latter, you will get all the other packages in the same package group.

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