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Installing Dependencies

Debian/Ubuntu Installation Instructions

First, you'll want to install the following packages:

  • rubber
  • latexmk
  • texlive-latex-recommended
  • texlive-latex-extra
  • texlive-fonts-extra
  • texlive-fonts-recommended
  • texlive-bibtex-extra
  • moreutils
  • gawk

Also, to install Garamond grab and install the font from here through the following complicated process:

  • Download the file
  • Create ~/texmf if it does not exist yet
  • Unzip the file from the file into that ~/texmf/
  • Copy the other font files in the root directory of into ~/texmf/fonts/type1/
  • Run "texhash ~/texmf

Alternatively, if you want to install them system wide and have root credentials, you can also place them in /usr/local/share/texmf instead.

Using MacTeX on OSX

To install with MacTeX, you need to install the font:

texlua install-getnonfreefonts
sudo getnonfreefonts-sys garamond

Installing Template

You can find the latest version of Mako's templates here:

To clone the public repository, you can do:

git clone git://

If you can clone them into the directory ~/tex/ (e.g., by doing mkdir ~/tex; cd ~/tex before running the clone command above) it will make things a bit easier.

If you want, you can copy the files new_tex_document new_tex_letter into your path (e.g., ~/bin) this will allow you to run new_tex_document documentname to create new documents from the template more easily. It's totally optional.

Using the Templates