I am using the latest versions of MiKTeX and Texmaker. MiKTeX won't load revtex4-1 and aastex61, both of which are standard class packages. Any suggestions for what to do?

  • 4
    revtex4-1 is obsolete, the current version is revtex4-2, so miktex no longer packages it. Nov 18 '21 at 23:18

The package versions you are trying to install may be outdated. You can download packages manually through MiKTeX Console in "Packages" folder, so it will just download the latest version.

  • revtex4-1 is still listed by CTAN. Also, MiKTeX won't load aastex, which is also listed by CTAN and as far as I know is not obsolete. Thanks for your answer. Nov 19 '21 at 3:11
  • 3
    revtex4-1 on CTAN: "This is an old version of revtex, and is kept as a courtesy to users having difficulty with the incompatibility of that latest version." Load revtex instead, which is at version 4.2e. aastex is part of MikTek and TexLive: what error message do you get when you try to load it? In either case, package can be downloaded manually.
    – Cicada
    Nov 19 '21 at 5:24
  • When I try to use MiKTeX Console to get updates and packages, I am asked for proxy authentication. I put in the username for my wifi and internet and my password for my computer, but the computer won't connect with the MiKTeX site. Apparently, I don't understand what the proxy authorization is all about. Any help would be appreciated. I would add that the explanation about revtex4-1 being obsolete makes sense, but revtex4-1 is sitting right there in the CTAN package repository with no cautions about loading it. Moreover, MiKTeX won't load aastex, which as far as I know is not obsolete. Nov 19 '21 at 18:30

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.