I was compiling a TeX file with marvosym package - which was not installed in my computer. When it was automatically attempting to install the marvosym package, I force closed the program thinking that I will do it directly from the MikTeX package manager. But when I tried to get the package, the package manager showed that 'marvosym' was installed just now - during which I closed it forcefully.

Now, in my package manager, both install and uninstall options are greyed out and only properties option is active. I tried to manually delete all the files (by locating the files using the properties window) to reinstall the entire package. No luck - the install and uninstall options are still greyed out. I tried to run the .tex file again - this time it asked for installing the package, and I let it run completely - but I still have an issue where this package is not installed properly and therefore the pdf is not generated.

Is there any way to manually fix this issue - where I would be able to uninstall and install the package properly?

Thanks for your help!

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    Sorry, but why do think that is a good idea to stop a program in the middle of an installation? Beside this: as you don't say what is not working and which error you get, it is quite difficult to see which part of the package is missing. – Ulrike Fischer Apr 2 '16 at 19:04
  • try to rebuild FNDB and Update format in MiKTeX settings menu, then retry install routine for the package. And I agree with @UlrikeFischer. It's a bad idea to interrupt install procedures. – naphaneal Apr 2 '16 at 19:07
  • Sorry about that. The error is miktex-makemf: the umvs source file could not be found. Running ttf2pk.exe... :PK font umvs could not be created. Process exited with errors – Comfortably-numb Apr 2 '16 at 19:07
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    Sounds as if the map file has not been updated. Run on a command line updmap. – Ulrike Fischer Apr 2 '16 at 19:10

Sounds as if the map file has not been updated. Run on a command line updmap.

Remark: This is often necessary -- if you don't kill the installation -- as the admin package manager can not update user map files.

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Try running MiKTeX Package Manager (Admin) mpm_mfc_admin.exe instead of MiKTeX Package Manager mpm_mfc.exe.

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