I'm a big fan of this community, since I always find an answer to my problems. Just not this time. I have a new computer (from my company) and I installed MiKTeX with the option of installing packages on the fly. I'm also using a Proxy Server to download the packages and I use TeXStudio. So far so good. It works for pretty much all the packages, but I get an error when I try to use the pgf package for tikz:

File 'tikz.sty' not found

The logfile gives the following error

Log File So I tried to download the package directly from the Package Manager, and I get the same error

Error Package Manager

I also downloaded the package myself, unpacked it, and added the root directory in the MiKTeX options... still doesn't work. I asked a colleague to try to install the package herself, and she got the same error.

Any Ideas how to fix this? Thanks in advance

  • Something on your computer is denying miktex the right to write this jpg in the folder. This could be some policy setting, or an overaggressive virus protection. Ask the IT of your company. – Ulrike Fischer Jan 9 '18 at 15:48
  • I see you are using ftp protocol. Where I am, behind a university firewall, ftp is blocked. I can only download via http. Perhaps that applies to you? If so, change the repository where MiKTeX gets stuff, to one with http. – user139954 Jan 9 '18 at 16:07
  • I never had this problem before, but now I am having it now. Besides, I can't access the MiKTeX web page. Perhaps thate there's a connection betwwen these tings. – José Carlos Santos Jan 9 '18 at 22:51
  • I’m having the same problem at the moment. For reference, I was able to install packages just fine yesterday. I can also confirm that the miktex.org site is down. – Semiclassical Jan 9 '18 at 23:00
  • The MikTex site is back up and I can install packages again. Can you check if its working for you now? – Semiclassical Jan 10 '18 at 4:39

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