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I'm trying to install latex on virtualenv as a part of my project being uploaded to heroku. I used pip install texlive-latex-extra also easy_install texlive-latex-extra for packages texlive-base,texlive-latex, texlive, texlive-latex-extra as I've mentioned etc. It's giving me a message that packages don't exist although, I have installed them locally;

Searching for texlive-latex
Reading http://pypi.python.org/simple/texlive-latex/
Couldn't find index page for 'texlive-latex' (maybe misspelled?)
Scanning index of all packages (this may take a while)
Reading http://pypi.python.org/simple/
No local packages or download links found for texlive-latex

What point am I missing here?

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I think you are confusing two different concepts. pip is a tool to install python packages (on your current system or in a virtualenv) that you can use with the python interpreter.

The packages you are referring are not python packages but binary packages (packages that provide programs and libraries specific to Ubuntu system), and can only be installed in your system (using apt-get or a similar tool).

So, you cannot install LaTeX in a virtualenv (although eventually you could find some package in pip that provides bindings to use LaTeX with python).

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On ubuntu, the base package is texlive-latex-base, I also needed texlive-latex-extra texlive-fonts-recommended. sudo apt-get install texlive-latex-base texlive-latex-extra texlive-fonts-recommended – ThorSummoner Mar 22 at 20:27

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