I need to increase the spacing between lines for my thesis.

It seems like "setspace" is what I have to use (\usepackage{setspace}) but i get...

The required file tex\latex\setspace\setspace.sty is missing...
Package will be installed from > Change > Installation source.

That's fine, problems start here:

  • If I choose "should be installed from Internet", I need to specify connection settings, only option is "use a proxy server", but it will only tell me "connect failed in tcp_connect()".
  • If I choose "should be installed from a directory", I fail to find the appropriate directory and only get the error "Not a local repository."

I tried to download from https://www.ctan.org/pkg/setspace but am unable to find where to copy the files.

I tried MiKTeX-Package-Manager, found setspace, clicked "+", but get a MiKTeX-ProblemReport saying "No Data" and "get host by name failed in tcp_connect()"

As an alternative I have tried \baselineskip=1.5\baselineskip, but it won't increase spacing between lines in my bibliography (embedded with \bibliography{bib}).

Can you give me directions? Thank you!


I used \linespread{1.5} and it seems to work.

It would still be interesting why I can't install any packages. My problem seems to be the same as described in MiKTeX: connect failed in tcp_connect. But I have no clue about proxies so I can't proceed.

closed as off-topic by Kurt, Circumscribe, Stefan Pinnow, samcarter, Romain Picot Dec 19 '18 at 10:10

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    To setup a local repository you need the files from ctan.org/tex-archive/systems/win32/miktex/tm/packages. You need at least the files starting with miktex-zzdb, and the packages you want to install. Put them all in some empty folder outside miktex. – Ulrike Fischer Nov 14 '18 at 15:44
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because the server was temporaly not available. Now it is online ... – Kurt Dec 19 '18 at 9:09

Same problem here. Looks like the package repository is temporarily offline. Don't know when it will work again.

Message on Miktex.org

  • As of this morning (UTC) this warning message is gone and at least for me update worked brilliantly a few minutes ago. – moewe Nov 16 '18 at 9:14

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