mpm — MiKTeX package manager
User mode vs. administrator mode
This utility can be run in two modes:
- User mode (default)
MPM operates on the user installation directory (usually
- Administrator mode
MPM operates on the system-wide installation directory (usually
C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9), assuming that the MiKTeX setup is shared by all users. MPM must be run with administrator privileges.
By default, MPM runs in user mode. You can turn on
administrator mode with the
--admin option. For
example, if you want to install a package for all users, you invoke
MPM as follows:
mpm --admin --install=a0poster
Run in administrator mode:
Operate on the system-wide MiKTeX configuration data store.
Install packages for all users.
Using this option requires a shared MiKTeX setup, i.e., MiKTeX must have been set up for all users. The program must be run with administrator privileges.
Give help and exit.
This option is only available on Windows systems: show the manual page in an HTML Help window and exit when the window is closed.
Import the specified package from another MiKTeX installation. The root directory must be specified via
Import all packages from another MiKTeX installation. The root directory must be specified via
Pick up a suitable URL from the package repository list and print it.
Suppress all output, except errors.
Use the specified location as the package repository. The location can be either a fully qualified path name (a local package repository) or an URL (a remote package repository).
Select the release state of the remote package repository. The release state is relevant for finding appropriate package repositories. The release state must be one of
Store the location of the default package repository in the MiKTeX configuration data store. The location can be either a fully qualified path name (a local package repository) or an URL (a remote package repository).
Enable trace messages. The
tracestreamsargument, if specified, is a comma-separated list of trace stream names (Chapter 9, Trace Streams).
Turn on verbose output mode.
Show version information and exit.
Location of the default package repository. This can be either a fully qualified path name (a local package repository) or an URL (a remote package repository).
Comma-separated list of trace stream names (see Chapter 9, Trace Streams). If this variable is set, then MiKTeX programs will write trace messages into the configured log sink.
The proxy server to be used for HTTP.
The proxy server to be used for .
The proxy server to be used, if no protocol-specific proxy is set.
Comma-separated list of host names that should not go through any proxy.