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2008-07-01
2013-04-22
  • Michael Schmid
    Michael Schmid
    2008-07-01

    Yes, this question again. I know it is the most asked question in this forum. When I search for “Local Package Repository” I get more than 2500 results. I looked through the first 50 entries, but those which match my problem don’t solve it. I also read the MikTeX manual, the FAQ and searched the rest of the WWW, spending hours without searching a solution to my simple small problem, which is:

    The MikTeX Package Manager does not work in my office due to firewall restrictions. So my plan would be this: manualy download the required .cab or .lzma files by FTP to a local directory, and then let the package manager install them from there. So I wanted to define that local directory as the Local Package Repository, but I only get the usual error message:

    MiKTeX Problem Report
    Message: C:\Program Files\MikTeX Package Repository does not seem to be a local package repository.
    Data: C:\Program Files\MikTeX Package Repository
    Source: C:\work3\miktex-2.7\Libraries\MiKTeX\UI\MFC\SiteWizLocal.cpp
    Line: 207
    MiKTeX: 2.7
    OS: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
    SystemAdmin: yes
    PowerUser: no
    SharedSetup: yes
    BinDir: C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.7\miktex\bin
    Root0: C:\Documents and Settings\%myusername%\Application Data\MiKTeX\2.7
    Root1: C:\Documents and Settings\%myusername%\Local Settings\Application Data\MiKTeX\2.7
    Root2: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\MiKTeX\2.7
    Root3: C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.7
    Install: C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.7
    UserConfig: C:\Documents and Settings\%myusername%\Application Data\MiKTeX\2.7
    UserData: C:\Documents and Settings\%myusername%\Local Settings\Application Data\MiKTeX\2.7
    CommonConfig: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\MiKTeX\2.7
    CommonData: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\MiKTeX\2.7

    The folder contains two files: koma-script.tar.lzma (downloaded from CTAN) and that ominous Readme.txt, a text file with one single line:
    This folder contains the "Small MiKTeX" package set.

    Any tips what I’ve done wrong?

     
    • U_Fischer
      U_Fischer
      2009-06-09

      Chances that such additions gets in the documentation are higher if there is not much work involved. So I suggest:

      Write a draft explaining the issue ready for copy and paste and then add a feature request "Please add the following text to the documentation of miktex at section <whereever you would looking for it> and/or the FAQ at ...".

      Ulrike Fischer

       
    • U_Fischer
      U_Fischer
      2008-07-01

      You must download also the two packages

      miktex-zzdb2-2.7.tar.lzma and miktex-zzdb1-2.7.tar.lzma

      Put them in the same folder as the packages and then use this folder
      as local repository.

      Ulrike Fischer

       
      • Justin Bailey
        Justin Bailey
        2009-06-08

        I had the same problem and spent about an hour searching around trying to find out what was wrong.

        Maybe this solution could be made a little more prominent? Most search results come from 2002 and don't apply anymore!

        Justin

         
    • Michael Schmid
      Michael Schmid
      2008-07-02

      That has helped; thank you very much!

       
  • Christian
    Christian
    2010-10-04

    Hi,

    Im facing the same issue, that:

    The MikTeX Package Manager does not work in my office due to firewall
    restrictions.

    , So if this is the work around

    manualy download the required .cab or .lzma files by FTP to a local
    directory

    , where do I download the required cab files from for a local rep ? can I find
    them combined somewhere ?

    Sorry if im reposting, but cant find a more uptodate post.

    Brgds, Christian

     
  • Hello,

    I am facing the same issue as you guys.

    I have already downloaded the following files in my folder:
    Readme.txt
    miktex-zzdb1-2.9.tar.tar
    miktex-zzdb2-2.9.tar.tar
    koma-script.tar.lzma

    But Miktex still doesn't recognize the local package depository. The error report is:

    MiKTeX Problem Report
    Message: C:\Miktex packages does not seem to be a local package repository.
    Data: C:\Miktex packages
    Source: Libraries\MiKTeX\UI\MFC\SiteWizLocal.cpp
    Line: 206
    MiKTeX: 2.9
    OS: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
    Invokers: explorer
    SystemAdmin: no
    PowerUser: no
    Root0: C:\Documents and Settings\Z544823\Application Data\MiKTeX\2.9
    Root1: C:\Documents and Settings\Z544823\Local Settings\Application Data\MiKTeX\2.9
    Root2: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\MiKTeX\2.9
    Root3: C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9
    UserInstall: C:\Documents and Settings\Z544823\Application Data\MiKTeX\2.9
    UserConfig: C:\Documents and Settings\Z544823\Application Data\MiKTeX\2.9
    UserData: C:\Documents and Settings\Z544823\Local Settings\Application Data\MiKTeX\2.9
    CommonInstall: C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9
    CommonConfig: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\MiKTeX\2.9
    CommonData: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\MiKTeX\2.9

    Did I put all the needed file in the folder? Any idea how to make it work?

    Thank you for your help