This is about MiKTeX Revision 2.9.6360.
Immediately after the latest MiKTeX update, my Beamer files stopped compiling. When i tried to compile a file that had been working fine I got a Package installation popup saying:
tex\latex\beamer\beamerbasemodes.sty Is missing. It is part of the following package beamer
So i clicked to have it installed. All that achieved is that i got an error message
! LaTeX error: File 'beamerbasemodes.sty' not found
I repeated this a few times with minor changes to the file, and then went to the MiKTeX Package Manager to see what parts of Beamer are installed. It said none were.
Either the update had removed Beamer, or the attempt to install beamerbasemodes on the fly had done it. So I reinstalled it by hand. In fact i did this several times in various ways. It made one difference. Sometimes the problem package was identified as
In case it would help, I ran Update FNDB and restarted my machine. Each time I installed Beamer, the Package Manager then reported that Beamer was installed.
But when I tried to compile the file, the same things happened all over. And when i went back to the MiKTeX Package Manager it reported Beamer is not installed.
Is Beamer now out of date? Or is this a problem on the new update? Is there a simple fix i can use?