I temporarily need to add some packages to an old computer with Win7 + MikTex 2.9.7364.

I have already tried all the steps from MIKTex 2.9.6161 ssl error when trying to update, and added both


to the user and system environment variables. I rebooted, but still I see in "MikTex console > Settings > Package installation > Change > Remote package repository (Internet) > Next`:

 SSL connect error
 code="35", url="https://api2.miktex.org/hello"

How to temporarily disable HTTPS in MikTex 2.9.7364 to avoid this SSL error?

Linked but didn't solve: https://sourceforge.net/p/miktex/bugs/2548/

  • miktex no longer support windows 7, see miktex.org/kb/prerequisites-2-9. Add packages manually (but be aware that new packages perhaps require newer binaries, e.g. if they rely on primitives like \expanded being available). Mar 13 at 15:19
  • @UlrikeFischer Unfortunately, I don't find 2.9.6161 anymore on internet! Here it's no longer there: github.com/MiKTeX/miktex/tags and also there, there is no Windows binaries. Similar problem on CTAN. Would you know where I can find a Miktex 2.9.6161 installer? (which was supposed to work on Win7)
    – Basj
    Mar 13 at 15:36
  • On CTAN, we can't find older versions: ctan.org/tex-archive/systems/win32/miktex/setup/windows-x64
    – Basj
    Mar 13 at 15:36
  • it wouldn't help you. You wouldn't get the infra structure. It can't connect to the package repositories. Mar 13 at 15:47
  • @UlrikeFischer Why? Here tex.stackexchange.com/questions/348011/… they say that 2.9.6161 + set MIKTEX_MPM_REMOTESERVICE6100=multiplexor + idem ...6210=... would make it work. Wouldn't it? It would be great to find an old installer of 2.9.6161 to test. Would you have an archive? I found it nowhere on internet...
    – Basj
    Mar 13 at 15:57


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