[texworks] Problem installing packages

Alain Delmotte esperanto at swing.be
Mon May 30 18:18:51 CEST 2011


Sorry but Ng Kah Loon is not using MikTeX but TeXLive.

When you install TeXLive, there is a folder created in the 
Start menu, in which you could find the "TeX Live Manager".

Start the manager!
In the "Actions" menu you have the entry "Update Filename 

For MikTeX there is an equivalent system: MikTeX Options, 
where you find the update filename database.


Alain Delmotte

Le 30/05/2011 17:18, Economides, Nicholas a écrit :
> Hi,
> the thing is that everyone say that we have to refresh  the database for the files, but since most of us do not have a degree in programming, you guys should be a bit more specific.
> Anyway, I found a way to do this and I hope  Ng Kah Loon will find it helpful as well:
> find the file called mo_admin.exe which should be located at the path miktex 2.9/miktex/bin/
> Once you run it, you should get the miktex options.
> At the general page, click the "refresh FNDB" button, and then the "update formats" button
> This should help Miktex/Latex understand that you have just added something new.
> Before you do that, you should make sure that you pasted the package folder that you have downloaded in to the path tex/latex
> I believe after you have done that it should work.
> Nick
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> From: texworks-bounces at tug.org [texworks-bounces at tug.org] On Behalf Of Andreas Hirsch [cursus.publicus at sacrumromanumimperium.org]
> Sent: Monday, May 30, 2011 2:41 PM
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> Subject: Re: [texworks] Problem installing packages
> Hi!
> quoting Ng Kah Loon, [30.05.2011 09:27 +0100]:
>> Hi,
>> I am new to using TexWorks but I have been looking at online resources on how I
>> can add my own packages and .sty files which is required for typesetting my
>> documents.
>>   From I gather, it seems that we should add in folders (containing packages and
>> .sty files) in the directory
>> /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/tex/latex
>> Am I right? For example, I need to use a package called tkz-graph, so I created
>> a folder called tkz-graph in the directory above and placed the .sty file inside.
>> However, when I typeset my .tex file, I get an error message that says the
>> tkz-graph.sty file cannot be found. Did I do the right thing?
>> I would really appreciate any assistance provided.
> You have to refresh the databse for the files, using
> mktexlsr
> \HTH
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