starting with command line: bibtex thesis

2018-09-08 16:59:21,009+0200 INFO  bibtex - installing package index triggered by bibtex\bib\index\test.bib
2018-09-08 16:59:21,734+0200 FATAL bibtex - The server is currently unavailable (because it is overloaded or down for maintenance). Generally, this is a temporary state. The MiKTeX project page ( might have more info.
2018-09-08 16:59:21,734+0200 FATAL bibtex - Info: 
2018-09-08 16:59:21,734+0200 FATAL bibtex - Source: Libraries\MiKTeX\PackageManager\CurlWebSession.cpp
2018-09-08 16:59:21,734+0200 FATAL bibtex - Line: 415
2018-09-08 16:59:21,763+0200 INFO  bibtex - finishing with exit code 1

As you can see above, the server is currently unavailable. Is a workaround possible so that I can compile my thesis text?


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    Why is MiKTeX trying to install an online bib-file? Does your thesis use a test.bib? – Ulrike Fischer Sep 8 at 15:48
  • Yes indeed, I just running a test with my references. – DriesDK Sep 8 at 15:51
  • BibTeX should normally not want to download a .bib file, so the temporary server downtime should not be a problem. Did you maybe give the wrong file name for your .bib file? Does your document mention bibtex\bib\index\test.bib anywhere? – moewe Sep 8 at 15:52
  • I changed the name from 'test' to 'allpapers' and it fixed the issue. I am able to compile the thesis. Thanks a lot for the fast reply. – DriesDK Sep 8 at 15:54

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