For days now I have troubleshooted an error when trying to install MiKTeX. I know this is off topic here, so I'm asking where can I post to get an answer? I have googled and found old posts with random suggestions that have not worked.MiKTeX install error

  • Did you try asking at MiKTeX.org? Do you have a .log file in C:\ProgramData\MiKTeX\2.9\miktex\log? Also, maybe there's a problem with your antivirus or your firewall? – Bernard Aug 29 '17 at 19:12
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    Looks as if some end-of-installation configuration didn't work. It could be e.g. fc-cache that failed due to some problematic font. Ignore the error for now and check if miktex works. If some configuration is missing you normally can execute it later. – Ulrike Fischer Aug 29 '17 at 19:57
  • @UlrikeFischer: I think you're right about a problematic font because I installed new fonts a few days before I updated. Then I hit the error and then I couldn't typeset. I ended up uninstalling and reinstalling. I even deleted the font I though was troublesome. I pushed through the error and I'm able to typeset again. – PepPaddy Aug 30 '17 at 19:45
  • You can try fc-cache -f -v on a command line, perhaps you can then see which font is problematic. – Ulrike Fischer Aug 30 '17 at 20:35
  • I said it before, and I'll say it again: Try the portable version of MikTeX, which does not have issues with permissions. Also, if you might be behind a firewall, be sure that you get packages via https rather than ftp, by manually selecting a download source. Finally, make a zip file of the working portable installation. Then, in case a change corrupts it, you can revert. – user139954 Feb 26 '18 at 2:39

I don't think it's off-topic here, but you can always try the MiKTeX mailing list.

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