For all you LNCS and LaTeX users here is a quick guide to adding the LNCS LaTeX package to your local Texlive install. This will remove the need for adding the actual lncs.cls file to your LaTeX document directory.
Currently I am running Ubuntu 9.04 ‘Jaunty Jackalope’ and my LaTeX install is the latest one from TeXlive. I do not use the version as found in the Ubuntu repositories as they are a little bit out-of-date (just like a frigging proper install of Firefox 3.5, who wants Shiretako) and there are more packages available such as TODO.
Here are the steps:
- If you have not done so install the latest version of TeXlive.
- Obtain the LNCS styles from Springer.
- Place the contents of llncs2e.zip into /usr/local/texlive/2008/texmf-dist/tex/latex/lncs
- finally run $ sudo texhash , If you have any problems running texhash then this command might be better:
$ sudo bash -c 'export PATH=/usr/local/texlive/2008/bin/i386-linux:$PATH;texhash'
And thats it. Enjoy!!