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pst-solides3d installation help

  • Sarah

    I'm a bit thick when it comes to all this technical stuff. I don't understand
    about TEX trees and different files. Telling me that they need to go in the
    appropriate place is not particularly helpful!
    So, I'm trying to install pst-solides3d and I have MiKTeX 2.6
    I tried to install it via the browse packages thingy, but it isn't there - is
    there a way to make it appear there? Some sort of voodoo magic or something?!
    So next I went to CTAN and downloaded some sort of zip file thingy but now I
    don't know what to do.
    I have already installed pstricks, but confused as to whether there are any
    other pre-requisites before attempting this whole thing.
    Any help is very much appreciated.

  • U_Fischer

    There exists a miktex package for pst-solides3d, if your package manager
    doesn't show it: Try if it work if you synchronize the repository first (menu

    Support for 2.6 will end at the end of the year. Then you will no longer be
    able to use the package manager. So you should until december either learn the
    technical stuff or upgrade to miktex 2.8.

    Ulrike Fischer

  • Sarah

    Thanks so much for your help. I did the syncronize thing and then uninstalled
    the pstricks package and reinstalled it, then everything I was looking for
    magically appeared :)

    I think I will have to download MiKTeX 2.8 if I can't use the package manager
    anymore - I have enough trouble working that out at the best of times!

    Anyway, thanks again for your help - you're brilliant :)