Suppose you have defined a package or a class, but how do you make it available at all times? One way is to just place it in the same folder as the .tex file, but that’s not what I’m after here. This post will tell you a way to “install” the package centrally on your computer.
1. Find out the directory. First, use this command at the command prompt to find out where your TeX home directory is.
2. Place files in the “right place”. Following the TeX directory structure, you should place your file in the “right place” like
~/texmf/tex/latex/packagename/packagename.sty. For a TDS-conformant system (TeX Directory Structure), the “right place” for a LaTeX .sty file is a suitably-named subdirectory of
texmf/tex/latex/. For a full list of “right place”s, please see LaTeX/Installing Extra Packages. Moreover, for the
beamer style, put the theme under
beamer/themes/ with “color”, “font”, “inner”, “outer”, and “theme” in seperated subdirectories.
3. Update your index. Finally, run your TeX indexer program to update the package database.
|Version of TeX||Program|
|teTeX, TeX Live, fpTeX||texhash|
I am using texlive, so I run
This will generate a
ls-R file in the directory.