Use TeXLive from the command line

TeXLive is a well maintained and often updated LaTeX distribution – akin to the idea of a Linux distribution, but TeXLive works for any OS.

  1. Download TeXLive net Installer for your OS and run. We use the basic scheme.
  2. Try to build a document e.g. like xelatex foo.tex and note the error messages.
  3. find and install needed packages via tlmgr like:

    • find package by filename: tlmgr search --global --file fullpage.sty
    • find fonts/packages by name: tlmgr info ieee
    • install package: tlmgr install lmodern
  4. install a LaTeX IDE (GUI editor) like TeXstudio