# [Tex/LaTex] TeXworks doesn’t see packages installed by tlmgr

installingpackagestexworks

I am running Fedora 19 on a Dell Latitude E6410 with an i7 dual-core. The program I use for LaTeX is TeXworks. I have Tex Live 2013, and use pdfTeX 3.1415926-2.5-1.40.14 set as my processing tool under preferences.

I would like to use the package "pgfplots.sty" in TeXworks, but TeXworks tells me

! LaTeX Error: File pgfplots.sty' not found.

I have checked, and TeXworks is running TeX Live 2013:

This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.5-1.40.14 (TeX Live 2013)


I have set up tlmgr and have run the commands to install the package:

[root@localhost Desktop]# tlmgr install pgfplots
tlmgr: package repository http://mirror.hmc.edu/ctan/systems/texlive/tlnet
[root@localhost Desktop]# tlmgr update pgfplots
tlmgr: package repository http://mirror.utexas.edu/ctan/systems/texlive/tlnet
tlmgr: saving backups to /usr/local/texlive/2013/tlpkg/backups


[beason4251@localhost ~]$kpsewhich pgfplots.sty /usr/local/texlive/2013/texmf-dist/tex/latex/pgfplots/pgfplots.sty  I have run mktexlsr and it ran successfully. [root@localhost ~]# mktexlsr mktexlsr: Updating /usr/local/texlive/2013/texmf-config/ls-R... mktexlsr: Updating /usr/local/texlive/2013/texmf-dist/ls-R... mktexlsr: Updating /usr/local/texlive/2013/../texmf-local/ls-R... mktexlsr: Updating /usr/local/texlive/2013/texmf-var/ls-R... mktexlsr: Done.  tlmgr tells me the package is installed, output linked below: [beason4251@localhost Desktop]$ tlmgr info pgfplots –list

If I run the command

pdflatex M365CNotes.tex


everything works fine and the pdf is created, I just can't do the same through TeXworks.

Here are my typesetting preferences. The duplicate entry at the bottom is one I added manually while trying to get this to work. I've removed it now.

I can't link to the output of the following document since I don't have enough reputation yet:

\RequirePackage{array}\stop


Here's a disassembled link: http: //pastebin. com/Zgxt2s6R

The .log file resulting from compiling the suggested one line document

\RequirePackage{array}\stop


shows

This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.5-1.40.14 (TeX Live 2013) (format=pdflatex 2013.8.14)  25 SEP 2013 17:41
entering extended mode
restricted \write18 enabled.
%&-line parsing enabled.
**test.tex
(./test.tex
LaTeX2e <2011/06/27>
Babel <3.9f> and hyphenation patterns for 2 languages loaded.
(/usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/latex/tools/array.sty
Package: array 2008/09/09 v2.4c Tabular extension package (FMi)
[...]


and the line

/usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/latex/tools/array.sty


definitely tells you that TeXworks is not using the “vanilla” TeX Live 2013 rooted in

/usr/local/texlive/2013


but a system provided one. Installing packages with tlmgr has no effect on the TeX distribution presently used by your TeXworks.

Open the Preferences window of TeXworks and go to the “Typesetting” tab. You find at the top a list of the search paths for executable programs. Ensure that

/usr/local/texlive/2013/bin/x86_64-linux


is at the top.

Indeed TeXworks doesn't use the PATH` environment variable or, better, it supplements it with its own list of paths as ordered in the Preferences.

Here's a picture of the window taken from a Mac OS X machine, but it should be similar on your system. The buttons for adding or moving a path should be self-explaining.