Paul Johnson | 14 Apr 04:46 2015
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Package management

I did not install this MikTeX on several systems, so I don't know how
things got this way.  I have pretty much experience with Linux/Unix
administration, but am baffled by the "convenience" of Windows.

1. How are permissions to install packages controlled?  Sometimes, on
some Windows installs, we see the non-admin users are refused
permission to install packages.  THey can run the maintenance program
for non administrators, they can see the package list, but the install
option is gray, not chooseable.

2. On the other machines where local users are allowed to install
packages, I have this challenge.  From all the user accounts, harvest
the installed packages, and then put those installs into the
administrator's setup, so they are available for all users who come
along (saving problem of installing packages).   It seems like I ought
to be able to just copy the tex/latex folder out of the user account
into something under the MixTeX directory and then run texhash (same
as the "Synchronize" button in the GUI?).

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sherwood | 8 Apr 20:15 2015
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Advice on WinEdt/MiKTeX on a Windows 7?

Ulrike Fischer wrote 2015-04-04 21:04:11

 >> I have a number of my TeX files in a folder. Any one of these files
 >> can be compiled by plain TeX with no difficulty.  But if I use WinEdt
 >> to create and edit a new file in the same folder, when I run the TeX
 >> compiler via WinEdt, TeX says "I can't find file newfile.tex", even
 >> though that very file is open in WinEdt.
 >>
 >> I tried using "maintenance" to refresh FNDB, and still get the same error.

 >> Maintenance/Options/Root shows no directories, unless "Show
 >> MiKTeX-maintained root directories" is checked. Then it shows my TeX
 >> file directory (that containing the TeX documents I have written).

 >You should'nt put files that you want to compile in a texmf root.
 >That's the wrong place, such files belongs e.g. in your document
 >folder. Miktex doesn't add the current folder in a texmf to the
 >search path so you will always have problems if you try to compile
 >there.

I already have all my TeX files in a separate directory (call it T).

I tried something else:

I used Maintenance (Admin) to refresh FNDB, instead of Maintenance, 
and now my new file compiles using WinEdt/MiKTeX.

Using Maintenance (Admin)/Options/Root shows
a) only directory T when "Show MiKTeX-maintained root directories" is 
NOT checked, and
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Jonathan N Knapton | 4 Apr 10:37 2015
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unsubscribe from mailing list

Dear MiKTex,

Please can you unsubscribe me from your mailing list?

The software is great but the number of emails is a little too many for my
inbox.

Best Regards,

Jonathan

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Jennifer Harding | 3 Apr 17:54 2015

WinEdt/Windows 7/localtexmf

Thank you again to Aradenatorix Veckhom Vacelaevus. I now have my tex file on its own in a folder so that I can
add more when asked to edit them. I have the sty, cls, bib etc. and other oddments in various folders within
the folder C\Localtexmf that I set up. I followed the instructions for this and for the directory
structure and for registering my user-managed directory from the Miktex 2.9 User Guide. I have just
tested and my Texify and pdfTexify went fine. I also, although probably not needed, pressed Refesh FNDB
and Update Formats. I note that some is asking about WinEdt and Windows 7. I think I have installed the basic
as I am on fibre to premises so have a fast connection with Zen, who so far have been very reliable. I use
WinEdt because I used to work at the Open University and tha
 t is their system and so I am familiar with it.
Re the use of SyncTex, I found that it works without the Crtl key, just double click on the left button. But I am
still set to SumatraPDF but will change back to Acrobat some time and retest.
I should like to help John Macallister but am not expert enough. I think there are some experts on the list who
use WinEdt/Miktex who are better able to help him.
Thank you again. Jennifer Harding
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ols6000 | 2 Apr 19:38 2015
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Advice on WinEdt/MiKTeX on a Windows 7?

I am looking for advice on how to set up WinEdt/MiKTeX on a Windows 7 
system. I have had it running for a while, but there is something 
peculiar about the directory structure.

I need to be able to run either TeX or LaTeX. I'd like to keep macro 
packages (e g, amsmath) in one directory, my own macro packages in 
another, and my TeX sources in several others (I organize them by 
project). The LaTeX macros and style files would be in their own directory.

It's important to me that I do not have to refresh the filename 
database or change root directories except occasionally.

Perhaps there is a tutorial somewhere on how to do this.

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Jennifer Harding | 2 Apr 16:38 2015

.syntex file

Thank you to Aradenotorix Vechhom Vacelevus for his answer. I have folder that has everything in it – cls,
sty, a single tex file,  and a file called template.synctex. When I TeXify and when I PDF TeXify, I get a file
test.synctex. If I remove the template.synctex from the folder I still can get a dvi and a pdf. There are no
graphics in this test.tex. I am putting all cls, sty, etc. files into C:\localtexmf so that I can use these
with other files from this publisher but I don’t know where in the hierarchies given in the Miktex 2.9
manual 4.6.2 where to put this file. Any ideas? I am using SumatraPDF at the moment as I was advised by WinEdt
when I had graphics problems.
Thank you. Jennifer Harding
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Osdoba, Sascha | 2 Apr 11:19 2015
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Miktex Full Installer

Dear all,

maybe a year before there was an full installer available. But I cant find it anymore. Was it deleted?

Regards,

Sascha

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Jennifer Harding | 1 Apr 19:18 2015

B42BD67D161F4360B94C1AB0A59F40A8 <at> JJHPC;

Thank you for the help over placing cls and bst files in Miktex 2.9/WinEdt 8/Windows 7. I see that I also have a
template.synctex which is described as a TeX-PDF Synchronization file. I should appreciate knowing
where to put this in my various trees within my C:\localtexfm folder.
Thank you. Jennifer Harding
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Alexander Getling (mail.ru | 1 Apr 10:22 2015
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Problems with the Solar Physics package


Hi,

I encountered a problem with viewing the .dvi files obtained by LaTeXing simple files (e.g.,
template.tex) using the package downloaded from the author-support page of the Solar Physics journal
(http://www.e-publications.org/springer/support/sola/sola-support_2015-03-09.zip). Yap
issues the following message: 

MiKTeX Problem Report
Message: Some PostScript specials could not be rendered.
Data: Error: /undefined in H.S
Operand stack:
   --nostringval--   PermitFileReading   --nostringval--   PermitFileWriting   --nostringval--
Execution stack:
   %interp_exit   .runexec2   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   2   %stopped_push  
--nostringval--   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   false   1   %stopped_push   1930   1   3   %oparray_pop   1929   1   3  
%oparray_pop   1913   1   3   %oparray_pop   1803   1   3   %oparray_pop   --nostringval--   %errorexec_pop   .runexec2  
--nostringval--   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   2   %stopped_push   --nostringval--
Dictionary stack:
   --dict:1176/1684(ro)(G)--   --dict:0/20(G)--   --dict:80/200(L)--   --dict:100/300(L)--   --dict:17/200(L)--
Current allocation mode is local
MiKTeX GPL Ghostscript 9.05: Unrecoverable error, exit code 1

Source: Libraries\MiKTeX\Dvi\Ghostscript.cpp
Line: 362
MiKTeX: 2.9
OS: Microsoft Windows 8 Home Premium Edition, 64-bit (build 9200)
Invokers: explorer/Far
SystemAdmin: no
PowerUser: no
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Viktor Dick | 31 Mar 13:33 2015
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MikTeX blocking IP very quickly

Hi,
I am giving a practical course in LaTeX for students at our university
and we had some very frustrating problems. We started with a basic
installation of MikTeX and gave everyone a starting .tex file which was
then filled with content during the course.

Our problems started when everyone tried to compile a Hello World
example. Each installation of MikTeX (about 25-30 machines) tried to
download missing packages, which resulted in our IP being blocked.

With the next course, we tried to start with "Everyone please set some
random mirror as source for the package management", but we had the same
problems. Trying to get the list of possible mirrors, which should only
be one request per machine, got us thrown out. And even after almost
everyone had changed the mirror, we had the same problem - I guess when
trying to get missing packages, first some request is sent to the
central server which already blocks at something like 30 requests from
the same IP.

Does anyone have some experience with using MikTeX on multiple machines
at the same time? Or some insight into why the update server is so quick
in blocking IP addresses?
Finally, does anyone have some pointers about how to either set up a
local repository (and if that will solve the problem) or how to transfer
the packages that have been downloaded by one user to other users
(copying %APPDATA%/MikTeX did not work)?

Thanks in advance,
Viktor

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Rainer Thiel | 27 Mar 23:15 2015
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Remapping German sharp s (Eszett)

I assume mine is a general problem with remapping, but what I want to do
is to use, with Linux Libertine (and XeLaTeX), the round (ligature ss)
form of German sharp s (E04C) instead of the standard form (00DF).

I thought this could be done by adding

  > U+00DF <> U+E04C

to my tex-text.map.

This does not seem to work however.  Compiling

  > \documentclass{minimal}
  > \usepackage{xltxtra}
  > \setmainfont[Mapping=tex-text]{Linux Libertine O}
  > \begin{document}
  > Lessingstraße
  > \end{document}

with XeLaTeX still gives me 00DF in ``Lessingstra_ß_e''.

Can someone please tell me what I am missing here?

Thanks in advance,

Rainer
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