I noticed that the 2/2/2016 update of the MiKTeX package repository has a new package, signchart. I updated my MiKTeX distribution, but the signchart package is unavailable.

Is there a delay between the package repository update and having the package available to install on-the-fly?

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  • I'd guess that there usually is. For TeX Live, I believe the turnaround time is about 24 hours. (I have signchart for 29 January 2016; and tlmgr doesn't list any updates yet available.) I can't say anything reliably intelligent about MiKTeX, however. – jon Feb 3 '16 at 5:15
  • On-the-fly will only work if you first synchronize the package manager(s) to update the local package name database. tex.stackexchange.com/a/108490/2388 – Ulrike Fischer Feb 3 '16 at 9:30
  • I decided to agree with the close votes because the OP states in his answer that the problem was just a slow mirror. – moewe Mar 7 '16 at 8:47

The biggest problem: my impatience.

I had synchronized my package manager, as @ulrike-fischer recommends, but on February 2, the signchart package wasn't appearing in my database.

I now realize that the MiKTeX update hadn't propagated to the particular mirror I used to update. The next day I chose a different mirror, and there appeared signchart!

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