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On CTAN, the package named "Comprehensive" contains a version of The Comprehensive LaTeX Symbol List dated 09 November 2009. But the corresponding package on MiKTeX contains a version of the file from 3 January 2008. Why doesn't MiKTeX reflect the latest version on CTAN? Can this be fixed?

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This could just be the package as it is distributed with the MiKTeX (2.9). When you issue texdoc symbols, what version do you end up with? The same –  Werner Nov 15 '12 at 2:30
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@Werner: In MiKTeX I have the version with release date 3 January 2008, where I read “This document lists 4947 symbols”. In my portable TeX Live I have a version from 9 November 2009, where I can read “This document lists 5913 symbols”. In the latter the TOC has links, in the former not. –  Speravir Nov 15 '12 at 3:23

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Your first question can only be answered by the MiKTeX maintainer Christian Schenk. You could report this issue on the MiKTeX Bug Tracker, which should answer your second question.

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Thanks; I reported it and he fixed it. –  Ari Brodsky Dec 5 '12 at 7:32

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