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For some purpose I need to have `fontawesome.sty'. This .sty is a part of texlive-fonts-extra package which can be installed using apt. But I don't want to install whole texlive-fonts-extra package.

Is there a way to install 'fontawesome.sty' only and not whole of texlive-fonts-extra.

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(Assuming you are running Ubuntu, Debian or a Debian based distro.)

It is not possible to install fontawesome.sty only. You can however, download the texlive-fonts-extra package, extract the fontawesome.sty from it and install it manually. Here are the steps:

mkdir fontdownload
cd fontdownload

sudo apt-get download texlive-fonts-extra

dpkg -x texlive-fonts-extra_2019.202000218-1_all.deb ./

sudo mkdir -p /usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/latex/fontawesome/
sudo cp -v ./usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/latex/fontawesome/fontawesome.sty /usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/latex/fontawesome/fontawesome.sty

cd ..
rm -rf fontdownload
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