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Because of proxy limitations in MiKTeX Console, I need to download each LaTeX package from a browser, and move it to my local repository.

Most online CTAN mirrors are organized in a very cluttered folder structure.

Some time ago, I had found an http repository which had all up-to-date LaTeX packages listed on a single page, which I could then order by date and simply download each .tar.gz package newer than the last date I updated my installation.

Can someone link me to this repository?

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    ctan is by design not organised in the file structure needed fro installation. Downloading from ctan by hand when miktex and texlive have done all the installlation re-organisation already is very odd, why not get a texlive iso image and just instll the whole thing? – David Carlisle Jun 14 '19 at 6:58
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    any mirror that you can reach by ftp should be fine, see here for a list of mirrors ctan.org/mirrors, you only need to click you then through to /systems/win32/miktex/tm/packages/ – Ulrike Fischer Jun 14 '19 at 7:12
  • @UlrikeFischer Perfect, that folder seem like what I had used. My proxy also blocks ftp, but I found a mirror that uses an http interface for the folder structure: ftp.fau.de/ctan/systems/win32/miktex/tm/packages/?C=M;O=D Would you like to post that as an answer? – towe Jun 14 '19 at 8:37
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Answer applies to Windows machines.

All LaTeX package files are found in the file structure under

/systems/win32/miktex/tm/packages/

To get to the list as http, append the string above to any of the CTAN mirrors listed on the CTAN mirror page, for example:

To download the packages, you can either click on the required packages, or use a browser plugin.

"uSelect iDownload" for Chrome allows to draw selection boxes around download links, and download all selected files in one go.

Those files can then be saved in a folder, e.g. called "repo", which can then be selected in the MiKTeX Console as the repository.

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