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I'm doing some LaTeX and I need the chemfig package. As usual, I type the package name in synaptic but this time nothing matches the search.

Does anyone know how to install it ?

Is it possible through apt-get because I want to list all the packages needed to install to compile my LaTeX source file for other people willing to compile it.

Thanks in advance :)

PS: I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

EDIT: It seems this post answers my question :) I should have checked deeper if a related question hadn't already been posted.

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Please either add your answer as such, or delete your question, as it appears unanswered in the list. Thanks! :) –  SirCharlo May 18 '12 at 12:32

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TeX-live included with Ubuntu is very old (2009 version). You should install the latest 2011 version from here.

That includes a TeX package manager called tlmgr, which makes installing any package from the CTAN library extremely easy. You can then install the package with tlmgr install chemfig.

Note that chemfig uses TikZ as its backend, but tlmgr should also take care of such dependencies for you.

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Has anyone managed to get this approach to work? I installed the 2012 version and tlmgr is not working –  puk May 6 '13 at 5:19

For the sake of completeness: In the current LTS (14.04) chemfig is found in the texlive-pictures package.

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