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I have MikTex 2.9 installed from the basic-miktex-2.9.6520-x64.exe file. I need to install the Standalone package automatically without using the internet whatsoever as well as without any GUI interaction; it needs to be completely automatic. I tried the following in the command prompt:

mpm --install standalone

But that requires a an internet connection. I have standalone.tds.zip on my computer as well. But

mpm --install "path_to_standalone.tds.zip"

doesn't work. So I tried extracting the contents of this zip to the C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9 directory. Then I checked the MiKTeX Package Manager, and it reported that it still wasn't installed. I don't get it and cannot figure this out to save my life.

Given that I'm on Windows 10, have MikTex 2.9 installed, have the standalone.tds.zip file on my computer, what can I do to completely automatically install this package properly without any internet connection? Command line arguments are ideal here since I can put those in a batch script.

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    You can unzip the tds.zip which whatever command line zip you have and then add the root with initexmf --register-root path/to/the/root/of/the/tds. If you want to use miktex tools to install, you need the lzma http://mirrors.ctan.org/systems/win32/miktex/tm/packages/standalone.tar.lzma and also the two miktex-zz... files from the same locations. Put all the files in some folder and use this folder as a local repository. – Ulrike Fischer Jul 26 '18 at 7:05
  • @UlrikeFischer, thank you, this actually worked. – jippyjoe4 Jul 26 '18 at 18:12

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