Does anyone know anything about that? How long will this take? Does this affect ALL repositories? If not, how can i change the repository (it won't work from the Package Manager)?


Edit: I can't choose / change a repository, because in the respective menu i instantly get the error that Matt posted below. Also, I wasn't aware that this platform isn't intended to be used for "temporary" issues, sorry for that!

Edit 2 - my attempt to rephrase the question: For the past 6 hours I am not able to download packages via MiKTeX, as it tells me that the repository is down for maintenance. When I try to switch to a different repository the message box informing me of the maintenance pops up. The repository list to choose from is not populated (1 line says "Connecting...", if I choose this line and click Finish, MiKTeX crashes), so I am not able to choose a different repository.

Does anyone know of an announcement for this maintenance that states an estimated time frame? Is there a way to switch repositories via configuration files? Or is there something like a "root repository" that is down at the moment generally preventing MiKTeX repositories from being used?

closed as off-topic by jub0bs, egreg, John Wickerson, Heiko Oberdiek, Torbjørn T. Apr 8 '14 at 16:44

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    This question appears to be off-topic because it is too localised in time (no enduring value). – jub0bs Apr 8 '14 at 16:22
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    What is happening under this question!? Mike, David, Nabil, Matt, all members for few minutes, all writing something which is not an answer, trying to response to something which is not a question! This post needs moderation attention. – Pouya Apr 8 '14 at 16:40
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    While the question doesn't seem to be a good one, I don't see why it deserves a score of -4?! The fact that it is off-topic might be a surprise to someone not familiar with SE system, and the quality of the post would be easily improved. – yo' Apr 8 '14 at 16:58
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    Maybe this question could be rephrased as a generic FAQ about repository outages? What does it mean, how long does it last, what should I do, etc? Similar example for reference: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/53107/… – T. Verron Apr 8 '14 at 21:02
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    @Mike A temporary outage can certainly be annoying, but six hours is not an enormous amount of time. I would worry if the outage lasts more than one day. Hardware (or software) maintenance is necessary, at times. This morning, for instance, the Internet connection from my office was cut off abruptly and the interruption lasted almost a couple of hours. Well, I didn't call the system administrators, knowing that probably they had something more useful to do for fixing the issue than answering calls from annoyed users. ;-) Be patient. ;-) – egreg Apr 8 '14 at 22:26

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