QuickQuide: Adding LNCS Springer Style to Ubuntu LaTeX install

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.

This quickguide has been based upon the information from the posts found here and here.

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 I do not use the version as found in the Ubuntu repositories as they are a little bit out-of-date (just like a frigging proper install of Firefox 3.5, who wants Shiretako) and there are more packages available such as TODO.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:

  1. If you have not done so install the latest version of TeXlive.
  2. Obtain the LNCS styles from Springer.
  3. Place the contents of llncs2e.zip into /usr/local/texlive/2008/texmf-dist/tex/latex/lncs
  4. 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!!

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2 Responses to QuickQuide: Adding LNCS Springer Style to Ubuntu LaTeX install

  1. […] while ago I posted about installing the LNCS LaTeX classes. Those instructions are wrong, here is a better way of […]

  2. ekre says:

    thanks, it worked!

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