LaTeX packages in Debian

If you are on Debian or any derived distribution like Ubuntu, it is a little harder to find out which Debian package contains your LaTeX package.

Say you want to install the Debian package that provides the LaTeX package siunitx. Use the apt-file program to search for the corresponding .sty file:

$ apt-file search siunitx.sty
texlive-science: /usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/latex/siunitx/siunitx.sty

Then install that package:

# aptitude install texlive-science