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How do I update my TeX distribution?
How can I change the package repository?

Please help me to install packages. When I install the options for random repository package is not shown.

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    It's hard to tell without knowing which TeX distribution you're using.
    – egreg
    May 21, 2012 at 14:30
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    There's some pretty explicit answers here: How do I update my TeX distribution.
    – Alan Munn
    May 21, 2012 at 14:52
  • Consider updating your distribution from MiKTeX 2.8 to MiKTeX 2.9.
    – Werner
    May 21, 2012 at 15:02
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    The best thing you can do is to fully install MiKTeX version 2.9 or TeX Live.
    – egreg
    May 21, 2012 at 15:03

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I gather you use MiKTeX 2.8. (Aside: you should really consider updating your MiKTeX distribution to version 2.9!) To manually install packages -- rather than rely on MikTeX's built-in autoloader process -- bring up the "MikTeX Package Manager" program (under "All Programs -> MikTeX -> Maintenance"), search for and highlight (by clicking on) the lines that say "sectsty" and "titlesec", respectively, and click on the "+" (Plus) button. After a few minutes, the packages should be ready for you to work with.

Of course, this method requires you to have a connection to the Internet where your computer is not located behind some firewall. If you are behind some firewall, though, you may be out of luck until and unless you can get connected to the Internet differently.

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