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I encountered the exact problem as MikTeX 2.9 without list of packages in settings program.

Now I figure out it may be a bug of MiKTeX. It misnamed one package. The correct package should be uni-wtal-ger, but MiKTeX named it as uni-wtal-get, so miktex reports it do not know uni-wtal-ger. See http://www.ctan.org/pkg/uni-wtal-ger and also

uni-wtal-ger info

error msg

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closed as off-topic by LaRiFaRi, Papiro, Paul Gaborit, Joseph Wright Jul 19 '15 at 13:43

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I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is about a bug which has been fixed in the meantime. – LaRiFaRi Jul 19 '15 at 13:01
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Miktex can name its package as it like. The miktex package is on CTAN in systems/win32/miktex/tm/packages/uni-wtal-get.tar.lzma. The uni-wtal-get may be a typo but it should not be a problem as long as the miktex databases use this name too. As it works fine for me try at first to synchronize the repository databases (package manager, menu repository).

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Yes I can use package manager as you see the first pic, but I can not use Miktex options/package to generate the package tree which is more organized. – Ma Ming May 18 '11 at 16:19
I see. I hadn't realized that you meant miktex options (mo.exe) and not mpm.exe. It is probably a type in a miktex database. I have made a bug report. – Ulrike Fischer May 18 '11 at 16:50
It seems fixed in the recent update! – Ma Ming May 30 '11 at 21:10

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