[Tex/LaTex] Installing bbm.sty in linux


How does one install the bbm.sty package in Linux Mint?

I followed the instructions on http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/bbm/ and have generated the bbm.sty file, but I am not sure where I should put this. I do have a folder called /usr/local/share/texmf/ but if I put the file(s) there, it still doesn't work.

Best Answer

put the file in ~/texmf/tex/latex/bbm/ (you may have to create directories for that). however, the fonts are distributed separately as metafont source and you'll need to install them, too; it's a long time since i've done that, but try copying all of the font files on an archive mirror into ~/texmf/fonts/bbm

after that, i reckon it’s worth running texhash ~/texmf (it will still work without, but slower).

now: do you really want to do all that? what did you want the double-struck fonts for in the first place?