I'm trying to compile simple thesis example using TexMaker with MiKTeX 2.9. I need pdfpages package in order to include pdf as the title page. Without the following line the code compiles fine:

\usepackage{pdfpages}


With this line, every time I try to compile I get the following window:

I tried many different repositories, but it always ends up with

Error: File 'pdfpages.sty' not found. ...


I've uncompressed the package in the following directory: C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\pdfpages and then I run these commands from that directory:

> latex pdfpages.ins
> latex pdfpages.dtx


After that, more files were created in that directory (including pdfpages.sty). But TexMaker still can't detect those files. Still shows me the "Package Installation window".

Minimum example code:

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt,twoside]{article}
\usepackage{theorem}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{pdfpages}
\includepdf{title_page.pdf}
\begin{document}
test
\end{document}


I really couldn't find any solution to this problem in Google nor in StackExchange database. How to get it working?

-
Did you run "mktexlsr"? See: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/2063/… –  Marco Daniel Feb 17 '13 at 16:50
You must update the FNDB (in admin mode) if you put files in this location. I can't say why installation doesn't work, but instead of manual installation I suggest to first try to set up a local repository: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/45653/… –  Ulrike Fischer Feb 17 '13 at 16:51
In your MWE, you're calling \includepdf in the preamble. That should be in the body of the document. –  A.Ellett Feb 17 '13 at 17:20
@UlrikeFischer Could you make your comment here into an answer? –  Joseph Wright Aug 7 '13 at 11:44