Chapter 4. Maintenance

Table of Contents

Refreshing the File Name Database
Setting the Preferred Paper Format
Selecting Languages
Installing Updates
Automatic Package Installation
Integrating Local Additions
A Short Excursion: The TeX Directory Structure (TDS)
Walkthrough: Registering a User-Managed TEXMF Directory

Refreshing the File Name Database

To speed up file search, MiKTeX makes use of a list of known file names. This list is called the file name database (FNDB).

It is necessary that you refresh the file name database whenever you manually install TeX/LaTeX-related files in a user-managed TEXMF directory.

You update the file name database with the help of MiKTeX Options.

Click StartProgramsMiKTeX 2.9MaintenanceSettings to open the MiKTeX Options window (see Figure 4.1, “MiKTeX Options: General Settings”).

Figure 4.1. MiKTeX Options: General Settings

MiKTeX Options: General Settings

Click Refresh FNDB to refresh the file name database.