System: Windows 10, MikTeX 2.9., WinEdt 10.2
Since yesterday I have had strange problems with my TeX system. First I started getting messages not unlike these. Then nothing would work. I always got zero pages of output. Try to reconfigure MikTeX lead to error messages such as
"Weird server reply"
So I uninstalled and reinstalled MikTeX. Everything went fine with a basic document (a single page of homework problems). Then I started updating my slide set, needing powerdot and a few other packages. I expected MikTeX to upload the missing packages on the fly like it has always been doing. But not this time.
If I start the MikTeX update wizard from within WinEdt and ask for a list of updateable packages, I will get that same error message "Weird server reply".
Any ideas? Anyone? Should I als try uninstalling/reinstalling WinEdt?
The diagnostic tool in WinEdt -> Options -> Execution modes thinks my TeX system is healthy.
If I start MikTeX Package Manager (Admin) from Windows' Start Menu the same thing happens. I locate "powerdot" and ask it to be added. The progress window tells me that it is visiting funet.fi (probably the repository closest to me), but then "weird server reply".