[tex-live] Some problem about the searching path of TexLive

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Mon Dec 9 15:48:01 CET 2013

You have two latex installations

presumable you did not set TL2013 up correctly

TL2013 places its files in


your search also mentions


which seems to be the place where Ubuntu places its version of TeX Live.

Thus you get an errors as the Ubuntu version only installs a small TL (that might be quite old)

So my question is:

how did you tell your system where the new TeX Live 2013 is?

/Lars Madsen
Institut for Matematik / Department of Mathematics
Aarhus Universitet / Aarhus University
Mere info: http://au.dk/daleif@imf / More information: http://au.dk/en/daleif@imf

From: tex-live [tex-live-bounces at tug.org] on behalf of Xingqiu He [hexqiu at gmail.com]
Sent: 09 December 2013 07:57
To: tex-live at tug.org
Subject: [tex-live] Some problem about the searching path of TexLive

I'm currently learning LaTeX and using Tex Live for this purpose.

The problem I've encountered is: when I tried to use class or packages such as scrartcl and datetime, it said these files(scrartcl.cls and datetime.sty) couldn't be found. I have used 'sudo tlmgr search' command to sucessfully locate these files so it might be something wrong with Tex Live.

I have also observed that when I use 'article' class, there wasn't any error. But the searching path turned out to be '/usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/latex/base/article.cls'. And both files mentioned above are located in '/usr/local/texlive/2013/texmf-dist/tex/latex'. So I think may be the searching path is wrong and I wonder how can I solve the problem.


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