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packtex v0.1.1-beta

An easy-to-use, platform-agnostic *TeX package manager

Latest Version: 0.1.9b0

PackTeX is an easy-to-use, platform-agnostic *TeX package manager.

PackTeX lets you manage all of your *TeX packages together, in the same way, without having to worry about using different package managers depending on your system or TeX version.


PackTeX is now available from PyPI! You can instll the latest beta with:

pip install packtex –pre

Or you can build PackTeX from source by cloning this repo and running:

python install

Some Mac OS X users have reported difficulty in installing PackTeX. The solution, it seems, is to tell pip to install argparse from non-standard sources. So, call:

sudo pip install argparse –allow-external argparse –upgrade

and then run either of the installation options again.


PackTeX supports all your standard package manager commands.

  • packtex list == list all installed packages and their version
  • packtex show == show info about an installed package, it’s dependencies, etc.
  • packtex install == install a package
  • packtex uninstall == uninstall a package
  • packtex update == update a package, if it’s out of date.

And coming soon: * packtex search == search for packages on CTAN * packtex freeze == freeze all package details to be exported into a requirements file * packtex install -r == install all packages from a requirements file

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packtex-v0.1.1-beta.tar.gz (md5) Source 2014-04-28 7KB