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Frank
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Auto-installing new packages

Postby Frank » Thu Jan 25, 2007 1:57 pm

Hi

I installed the regular version of MikTeX 2.5 (not the full), but sometimes use packages that are not included in this installation. How can I configure TeXnicCenter to automatically install the package from a local repository? I have the entire MikTeX installation folder saved on an external hard drive that is only sometimes connected to my laptop.

Thanks in advance

Ciao
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Kris
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Postby Kris » Thu Jan 25, 2007 2:54 pm

Hi Frank!

Sorry, but this is not a TexnicCenter issue...

...but You you can switch this option in the MiKTeX
installation:

Programs => MiKTeX => MiKTeX Settings => General

Hope this helps!

Greetings
Kris

Frank
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Postby Frank » Thu Jan 25, 2007 3:02 pm

Hi Kris

I see you are right about this being in the wrong thread, I appologise. When I try follow your instructions, I keep getting an error informing me that there is "No local package repository configured".

When I enter the MiKTeX Package Manager I can see the package I am trying to get and when I try install it, I get the same error again.

When I then try to change the package repository, same issue. I have decided to reinstall, that may end up saving me time.

Thanks for your help.

Regards
Frank

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Kris
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Postby Kris » Thu Jan 25, 2007 4:30 pm

Hi Frank,

okay - now I see the whole picture Wink

There is a possibility to change the Package repository type (internet, local folder or CD/DVD)
in the MiKTeX-settings (unfortunately this is not working in the package manager):

Programs => MiKTex => Settings => Packages => Package repository (change)

Here You can adjust the path to Your local directory...then automatic package installation should work again!

Greetings again

Kris

Frank
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Postby Frank » Thu Jan 25, 2007 4:41 pm

Hey Kris

Ah, I wish I had figured that out before I reinstalled MiKTeX Embarassed I just lost patience in the end. Now I know what to do the next time round, because it is bound to happen again if I do not always keep my external hard drive attached while working in LaTeX.

Thanks for the help, much appreciated...


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