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MikTeX update from basic install (2.9.6850) fails with fatal error

It seems that this issue is known from this thread: https://github.com/MiKTeX/miktex/issues/187 The workaround suggested there is to repair the MiKTeX installation by running: initexmf --admin --...
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MikTeX update error

Analyzing mpm logs and miktex sources gives a hint that MiKTeX Update Manager incorrectly handles a situation when no proxy is set. So I entered the proxy (Connections Settings... button) (I used uk11....
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Compile Error after MikTex Update: Sorry, but "MiKTeX Compiler Driver" did not succeed

I had a similar problem caused by the pdf being open in adobe. I guess it couldn't save the pdf as it was open in another package.
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The updates on the different latex distributions

The problem is that the packages on CTAN are not consumption ready, that is they are not in the correct format (TDS tree) necessary for MikTeX and TeXLive but in whatever format the author uploads ...
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How to update LuaTeX binary (TeXLive on GNU/Linux)?

tl;dr Download LuaTeX 1.08.0 from the releases page of my LuaTeX repository on GitHub. Setup Travis CI for your own fork of LuaTeX It is very easy to build LuaTeX yourself using GitHub and Travis CI....
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MikTeX update error

I had a similar problem this morning (1st: update of the system -> went fine; then update of the packages with error as above) and tried answer 2 (proxy setting). As I have no proxy, I just checked ...
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problem with MiKTeX after updating

In older versions of MiKTeX MiKTeX used several programs for administration (the one you named in your question). The current version of MiKTeX has only one program for administration of MiKTeX (...
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Miktex 2.9 package updating fails in miktex-update

In my case running the miktex_update-admin was the solution. The update run first with the basic modules and on the second run could pick what to update. Everything seems to be fine now. (Afterwards ...
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What happened to MiKTeX GUI based update tools?

The update manager and the other tools will be removed in the near feature. As said on https://miktex.org/announcement/mfc-deprecation: MiKTeX Console is now the tool of choice for most MiKTeX ...
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Please give a link to MiKTeX 2.9 for Windows XP

At the moment of this writing, I was able to find MiKTeX 2.9.5105 at ftp.lip6.fr (and a couple of other FTP servers, use the www.filesearch.ru engine), and MiKTeX 2.9.3972 at miktex.en.softonic.com.
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Undefined control sequence in TeXstudio even after bugfix

epstopdf-base currently assumes the presence of a file epstopdf-sys.cfg which sets up a system command to do the external conversion of the EPS files to PDF. In texlive this is /usr/local/texlive/...
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MiKTeX: File hyperref.cfg is missing

The problem can be solved by updating the package database using Tasks / Update package database and Tasks / Refresh file name database. Credits for the solution go to "daleif". Thanks.
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MiKTeX 2.9 update packages and shortcut of MiKTeX

Please note that you got a new command center for MiKTeX with the new version: MiKTeX Console. It includes all configuring tools together in one tool: The old package manager you can get with ...
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MiKTeX Package Manager says it failed but still shows a package installed

The error message says that initexmf failed. initexmf is often called after an installation (e.g. to update the FNDB or map files). So it is quite possible that a package is installed successfully and ...
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Updating packages in MikTeX

All but one of the packages listed in your screenshot are 'core' components of a LaTeX set up; whilst you might not use every single one, sufficient people do that they are part of the 'basic' MiKTeX ...
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Compile Error after MikTex Update: Sorry, but "MiKTeX Compiler Driver" did not succeed

I also encountered the same problem after updating the miktex. I do not know a proper working solution but I could recompile it after deleting all Aux files, as well as close the output pdf before ...
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Compile Error after MikTex Update: Sorry, but "MiKTeX Compiler Driver" did not succeed

I have also encountered a similar error like this. Sorry, but “MiKTeX Compiler Driver” did not succeed I tried to delete the log file .synctex.gz etc. compiling files. Suddenly, it worked. I don't ...
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Moderncv does not give PDF or any error

Comparing your given log file with mine it results in several packages not up to date on your system. Therefore an update is needed. To avoid problems with not installed packages or fonts I ...
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How can I update font map files in User mode?

When you launch MiKTeX console, it proposes to switch to Administrator mode or to stay in Usermode. Choose to stay and open the same menu Refresh font map files.
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Why MikTeX updates its binaries so often?

I took a look at the MikTeX source code repository (it was my attempt to compile it with clang in Windows). I might have an answer. It's my opinion based on decades of software engineering experience. ...
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Baskervaldx: error of compilation with the new update of MikTeX

It is a packaging bug. I reported it to the miktex issue tracker: https://github.com/MiKTeX/miktex-packaging/issues/215 It should be resolved soon.
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Miktex and package update

It appears the site https://ims.jit.ac.in/repo/tex-archive is having some issues. You can change the repository that MikTeX updates from by following the instructions at How can I change the package ...
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fontspec \setmainfont and fontspec prevents compiling after MiKTeX packages update

This is a due to bug in the miktex xetex binary. It has been reported here https://github.com/MiKTeX/miktex/issues/984 As a work-around use lualatex.
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MikTeX update CLI deprecated

In the current version of MiKTeX, the --update option has been removed from the mpm (although still temporarily usable): https://docs.miktex.org/manual/mpm.html This function has been taken over by ...
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Reinstalled MikTeX and now latex.exe doesn't work on simple document

I got the following problem: This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.18 (MiKTeX 2.9.6500 64-bit) (Fatal format file error; I'm stymied) Sorry, but "MiKTeX Compiler Driver" did not ...
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I installed MiKTeX but I can't compile the file

The option hifenização does not work with current latex, may need a change in latex and/or the class to fix that. But until it is fixed, you can use the form below: \UseRawInputEncoding \...
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Beamer (Frankfurt theme) compilation discrepancy between latest and previous MiKTeX 2.9 releases

Workaround: \documentclass[serif]{beamer} \usetheme{Frankfurt} \usecolortheme{beaver} \usefonttheme[onlylarge]{structurebold} \setbeamerfont*{frametitle}{size=\normalsize,series=\bfseries} \...
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Massive problem with MiKTeX - cannot truely reinstall

Well, why did you try to reinstall MiKTeX if TeXStudio makes problems? Which problems did you get? You did not descibe exactly what you did to reinstall MiKTeX so we can only guess what could happen....
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MikTeX installation fails with error "Not a file name database file (wrong signature)"

I managed to resolve the problem. Solution 1: As pointed out by RobtAll in the comments above, MikTeX portable can be used as a workaround. Solution 2: As recommended by Ulrike Fischer, I reported ...
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MikTeX creates file MIKTEX-UPDATE.TMP which is caught by AppLocker

According to Christian Schenk (https://github.com/MiKTeX/miktex/issues/91), MIKTEX-UPDATE.TMP is only created, when using the MikTeX Update shortcut (not administrative mode) from the start menu. This ...
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