Sign up ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free.

In my Linux distro called Mageia 2, I've installed TexMaths-0.38.oxt from Tools > Extension Manager in Writer (LibreOffice suite) but when I go to use it, it asks that I indicate a certain "path" for LaTeX. I don't have any latex packages installed in Mageia however latex path is mandatory while dvipng and dvisvgm are optional.

Can you help me fix this problem? Do I have to install an additional extension called LaTeX and type its path in the box?

I installed TexMaths extension in Windows7 - LibreOffice as well as MikTeX and didn't experience any problem with it. In Mageia2 (a KDE distro), TexMaths extension is not working.

share|improve this question

closed as off topic by Eric Carvalho, Thomas W., Mitch, user68186, aquaherd Jun 13 '13 at 22:07

Questions on Ask Ubuntu are expected to relate to Ubuntu within the scope defined by the community. Consider editing the question or leaving comments for improvement if you believe the question can be reworded to fit within the scope. Read more about reopening questions here.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

If you take the time and have a look at the project page, you will find a 6 (simple) step guide on how to install on linux. – hmayag Jun 1 '13 at 23:18

1 Answer 1

In order to use TexMaths, you must have LaTeX packages installed.

Open up Drakerpm and install the package texlive.

Or you can open a console and su to root and type urpmi texlive

then you must configure TexMaths to use the proper latex binary. If you don't know the path, type which latex in the console and it will tell you.

share|improve this answer

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.