This question is a follow-up question in regards to this topic: Error: File 'pdfpages.sty' not found

The following is just a copy paste of my question asked in that topic:

I am so so sorry for asking this question, but I seem to feel as if this is only for Linux users? I cannot for the life of me get pdfpages to work on Windows, and pdfpages.sty never ever seems to be popping up.

I've been scrolling through the depths of the interwebs now for hours trying to find a decent answer and I always seem to be coming back to this one.

> latex pdfpages.ins
> latex pdfpages.dtx

The above seems to be for Ubuntu? It is years since I last used it, and I cannot really recall anything at all. I would appreciate any answer in regards to this.

PS: I've extracted the pdfpages.tds.zip to its appropriate folders, but still there's no 'pdfpages.sty' file.

Best regards

First off, I'll have to admit that I've just recently started using LaTeX, and Pdfpages would be the first 'package' that I would be installing. I followed the descriptions on How can I manually install a package on MiKTeX (Windows), but I seem to be failing at getting a pdfpages.sty file. I installed it using the .zip files (pdfpages.tds.zip).

I have also run the mktexslr, texhash etc. While also having refreshed the FNDB.

I would appreciate any type of help, and I am sorry for asking something that might feel like a dumb question.

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  • Welcome to TeX.sx! it might be best to use the package manager instead, as detailed in tex.stackexchange.com/questions/55437/how-do-i-update-my-tex-distribution – cmhughes Mar 14 '13 at 17:42
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    The main question is why do you want to install manually? Why don't you use the package manager of miktex? – Ulrike Fischer Mar 14 '13 at 17:50
  • Thank you for the help. Ulrike Fischer: I were unable to find pdfpages as part of the MikTex package. I were unaware of the package manger. I will take a further look at that one. Thank you. – Alex Mar 14 '13 at 23:35
  • I tried out the MikTex package manager, and thank you so much for mentioning that one! Wow. It was a cake walk! Thank you again :) – Alex Mar 15 '13 at 0:36
  • The package manager suggestion helped me too. It turned out my package manager was using an outdated repository, and that was causing problems with a couple of updates, including pdfpages.sty – craq May 31 '18 at 21:59

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