I'm writing up some mathematics notes in LaTeX using Texmaker, and want to include some diagrams (from image files).

When I include the graphicx package, I keep getting a pop-up entitled 'Package Installation', saying that 'tex\context\base\supp-pdf.mkii' is missing, and asking me to install mptopdf, whenever I compile the file to pdf.

If I click install, the pdf compiles and loads fine (at least it seems to), but it prompts me again to install the next time as well!

I could just uncheck the box about 'show this dialog', but I feel it might be better to address the issue properly. Any suggestions?

Here's a screenshot of the pop-up This error message appears briefly in the log (was hard to screenshot!)

Here's my preamble:


\usepackage[top=1in, bottom=1in, left=1in, right=1in]{geometry}

One line where I want an image is


But I get the pop-up even without this line. (It only stops if I remove '\usepackage{graphicx}'.)

I'm editing using Texmaker 4.0.4, with the MiKTeX 2.9 distribution on Windows 8.

closed as off-topic by Speravir, Martin Schröder, mafp, Werner, Guido Feb 7 '14 at 0:12

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    Try if it works if you choose a specific repository instead of a random one. Or try to install mptopdf with the package manager. – Ulrike Fischer Oct 30 '13 at 16:13
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    It is also possible that you need to give yourself writing rights tex.stackexchange.com/a/78674/2388 – Ulrike Fischer Oct 30 '13 at 16:30
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    @UlrikeFischer I gave myself writing rights as suggested and that seems to have let it install properly. Thank you! – TheZero Oct 31 '13 at 0:05
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    This question appears to be off-topic because it could be solved with a user right change. – Speravir Feb 6 '14 at 23:41

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