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I'm trying to compile simple thesis example using TexMaker with MiKTeX 2.9. I need pdfpages package in order to include pdf as the title page. Without the following line the code compiles fine:

\usepackage{pdfpages}

With this line, every time I try to compile I get the following window:

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I tried many different repositories, but it always ends up with

Error: File 'pdfpages.sty' not found. ...

So I decided to install it manually, downloaded this package: http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/pdfpages

I've uncompressed the package in the following directory: C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\pdfpages and then I run these commands from that directory:

> latex pdfpages.ins
> latex pdfpages.dtx

After that, more files were created in that directory (including pdfpages.sty). But TexMaker still can't detect those files. Still shows me the "Package Installation window".

Minimum example code:

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt,twoside]{article}
\usepackage{theorem}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{pdfpages}
\includepdf{title_page.pdf}
\begin{document}
test
\end{document}

I really couldn't find any solution to this problem in Google nor in StackExchange database. How to get it working?

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    Did you run "mktexlsr"? See: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/2063/… Feb 17, 2013 at 16:50
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    You must update the FNDB (in admin mode) if you put files in this location. I can't say why installation doesn't work, but instead of manual installation I suggest to first try to set up a local repository: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/45653/… Feb 17, 2013 at 16:51
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    In your MWE, you're calling \includepdf in the preamble. That should be in the body of the document.
    – A.Ellett
    Feb 17, 2013 at 17:20
  • @UlrikeFischer Could you make your comment here into an answer?
    – Joseph Wright
    Aug 7, 2013 at 11:44

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You must update the FNDB (in admin mode) if you put files in this location. I can't say why installation doesn't work, but instead of manual installation I suggest to first try to set up a local repository: Windows 7: problem with TeXnicCenter, MiKTeX2.9

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I had the same exact problem except I was using WinEdt rather than TexMaker. Here is what I did. I simply close WinEdt. Then right click on WinEdt icon and then select "Run as administrator". Then compile your file as usual. It should go through the instalation without any error.

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