Update of my MikTeX portable on Win 7 failed this morning (Dec 24th, 2016). The error message is given below. Prior to that a lot of packages have been removed, obviously some critical ones among them as well. My offline DB was syncronized. Was my update too early or what might be the cause?
I had a similar problem this morning (1st: update of the system -> went fine; then update of the packages with error as above) and tried answer 2 (proxy setting). As I have no proxy, I just checked and unchecked the box. Then tried "let me choose repository" and manually selected one. After this the update worked.
P.S. There was an error messages at the end "executed process did not succed", but there seem to be no furtehr update.
Update: There seems to be a problem with the "nearest site selection" Maintainance "Update formats" needed to load multiple packages, which also only worked after manually selecting repository.
The same has happened to me today. I fixed the issue doing the following steps:
- Uninstall MiKTeX completely (after uninstalling from the Control Panel, I had to manually delete the folder in Program Files, for some reason).
- Install using the basic installer.
- Run MiKTeX Update.
- Run MiKTeX Update (once again, yes, first time it will allow you to install just some basic updates).
- Compile the document.
This is what has worked for me so far. I have left the on-the-fly package install as "ask me first".
Note: After step 2 I tried compiling directly, but after installing the required packages I got incompatibilities between
Updating an old MiKTeX installation or installing the current
basic-miktex-2.9.6161 and updating it leads to the described error. (Such things should never happen, but it is not the first time.) The suggested deinstall + reinstall does not help.
The combination of packages in the 2016-12-23 repos seems to be broken (at least for some systems). I suggest: Do not update and wait for another release.
As of 2017-01-05, MiKTeX.org writes:
MiKTeX Update Wizard issues
Last edited: 1/5/2017 10:06:29 AM
The latest Version of the update wizard has issues on some Windows Systems. The problem has been identified and a fix is available here:
A few days later, the next version of MikTeX worked again.