Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Installing lineno.sty in Ubuntu and Fedora Linux

When we prepare a document using LaTeX, sometimes we want to include line numbers in an article. In many peer reviewed journals, it is a requirement to include line numbers in the output.

For instance, Elsevier LaTeX instructions has a LaTeX template whose LaTeX template file starts with



You system has not had the lineno package installed, if you encounter the following error when you compile your LaTex file that uses package lineno,

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

Type X to quit or  to proceed,
or enter new name. (Default extension: sty)

Enter file name:

Although you can download and install it from CTAN, you may be better off by installing the appropriate package provided by your system and let your system manage it. For instance, on Ubuntu Linux, we can install the textlive-humanities package,

sudo apt-get install texlive-humanities

For instance, on Fedora Linux, we can install the texlive-collection-humanities package,

sudo yum install texlive-collection-humanities 

The solution comes from the posts at here and here.

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