[Tex/LaTex] How to install PGF/TikZ 3.0 in MikTeX


Currently, the MiKTeX package manager does not know of the latest stable version of PGF/TikZ. I have made an attempt at installing it manually, following Stephan Kottwitz’ answer to question How can I manually install a package on MiKTeX (Windows) as a guide, but I get stuck at the following steps:

You could extract it to the right place. Also here, as after any installation

After downloading the package from SourceForge, I found that it contains C code in the .\source\generic\pgf\c directory, which does not seem to belong in my ~\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9\source directory.

How should I install this into the latest MiKTeX distro (2.9.5105 x86_64)?

PS: If you're wondering why I would need that, it's because someone suggested it to me.

Best Answer

Download the tds.zip https://sourceforge.net/projects/pgf/files/latest/download?source=files

Unpack the zip file somewhere outside your miktex system. Then add the root folder as a new root in miktex settings. When pgf is available throught the package manager you can simple remove the root in miktex settings again.

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