(See my working and system context below)

I have downloaded a package (genealogytree) and added it to the texmf folder in MikTex 2.9 in the appropriated subfolders.

  1. Have run initexmf --update-fndb from the cmd

  2. I added the path of the new package in texMaker configuration.

  3. When I run pdflatex in my tex file, that have as second line the command \usepackage{newpackagename}

    TeXMaker tries to get the internet connection to download the package.

Clearly I get an error message, given I cannot do it (see below details of my system and working context).

  1. the package itself works properly, because if I paste all its file on my tex file folder, TexMaker compiles pdflatex properly.

However, this is an un-efficient way to work, because I have to make several tex files with this package.

  1. Also did try the same (unsuccessfully), by placing the package in a local texmf folder in my personal user folder.

So, my question is, what to do in order to make my latex system to recognize the path of the new package.


  • I am working with windows 8 system and running MikTex2.9 from TexMaker 4.2
  • My internet service DOES NOT allow me to update or install NOTHING direct from the web.
  • The package manager does not work, given that I can not have a TCP IP connection, and so I get the usual error message:

MiKTex Package Manager Error Message “Couldn't connect to server”

  • so, I cannot update and or re install the previous version.


My installed version is:

This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.15 (MiKTeX 2.9 64-bit) (preloaded format=pdflatex 2018.11.12) 14 FEB 2019 20:20
  • Did you refresh the MikTeX database after installing the package in your local texmf?
    – AndréC
    Feb 14, 2019 at 21:33
  • how should I do this?
    – Maria
    Feb 14, 2019 at 21:34
  • click on Tasks button -> Refresh file name database
    – AndréC
    Feb 14, 2019 at 21:36
  • Inded I did in the cmd initexmf --update-fndb
    – Maria
    Feb 14, 2019 at 21:37
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    Which version of MikTeX do you have?
    – AndréC
    Feb 14, 2019 at 21:57


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