[CentOS] Centos 7 Lyx - installing templates and class files

Sat Jan 25 22:28:24 UTC 2020
Pete Biggs <pete at biggs.org.uk>

> It appears that most of the class files don't exist in the form of a
> rpm.  In fact, some of this stuff doesn't seem to be downloadable as
> a .cls file (which is the format that lyx expects to see).  Somehow
> (that I haven't yet read up on) you are to convert a tex file that
> you download from a random ftp site into a cls file and that goes
> into a directory that lyx can see.
> Obviously, I have some more reading and figuring out to do here. A
> lot of this stuff was apparently never packaged for easy installation
> on a rpm-based system.

LyX is just a front end GUI editor for LaTeX/TeX. You could try
installing some other TeX packaging system - on CentOS7, that would be
texlive - and that will give you many of the other files and classes
you may need.

Other non-packaged files can be downloaded from CTAN.

I think what you need to get your head around is that these aren't "LyX
files", they are "TeX/LaTeX files" that LyX uses.