Michael Barr | 3 Oct 22:25 2013
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The file names data base

There used to be a simple program to run to update that data base, but I 
have forgotten the magic command.  So I went through start, programs, 
miktex 2.8, maintenance, settings and clicked on refresh FNDB.  No luck; 
it still cannot find the file I just added (which was, for the record, 
xybarr to the directory \miktex 2.8\tex\generic\xypic).  Any advice?

Michael Barr

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John Rudnicki | 3 Oct 13:48 2013
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YAP

...keeps asking me if I want to make it the default previewer even though I
say "yes" every time.

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Michael Barr | 2 Oct 01:21 2013
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Problem with beamer

I was told that processing a file with pdflatex gives the same result as 
processing it with latex, with \pdfoutput1 in the preamble.  They both 
load with "pdftex".  The following file:

\documentclass{beamer}
\pdfoutput1
\title{testfile}
\author{Michael Barr}
\begin{document}
\titlepage
\end{document}

gives quite a different result when processed with latex and pdflatex. 
The latter gives the expected out, while the former produces a white page 
with a large black square in the upper left quadrant.  When \pdfoutput is 
changed to 0, they give the same dvi file.  This is Miktex 2.8, by the 
way.

I am asking this more out of interest, since I can always process it using 
pdflatex, but I like to track these things down when I can.

Michael Barr

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Oliver Kopp | 26 Sep 13:52 2013
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MiKTeX209-cairo.dll

Hi,

I did a fresh install of miktex yesterday.

Now I'm tryinig to run "lualatex.exe". Instead of starting, a popup
appears showing that "MiKTeX209-cairo.dll" is missing.

I could not find the DLL in the MiKTeX installation directory.

Does anyone know where to get the file from?

TYIA

Oliver

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Thomas Jung | 25 Sep 21:26 2013
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"Unknown archive file size" if I try to install/update a "full" MiKTeX distribution

Hello,

First, I prefer to install MiKTeX complete and additional
install the "optional" packeges, which are not included in
the complete install. btw: why? This is confusing to me.
Because a _complete_ install should be complete not "half-"
complete, shouldn't it? ;)

Anyway. After Refresh FNDB and Formats as admin and as user
settings I usually install the "optional/additional" packages
within the settings (as Admin) dialog box by selecting the
unmarked checkboxes. In these days the package "latex-reference"
is not installed after an update, but if I do this I get
an errror which tells me:

"Unknown archive file size"

in a Toolbox. The [Copy Info] Button shows me:

---snip---
MiKTeX Problem Report
Message: Unknown archive file size.
Data: latex-referenz
Source: libraries\miktex\packagemanager\internal.h
Line: 909
MiKTeX: 2.9
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Business Edition, 64-bit Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
Invokers: explorer
SystemAdmin: yes
PowerUser: yes
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Huizhong Zhou | 23 Sep 16:20 2013

Log Not found after package managing

I installed a few packages (CJK and cjk-fonts), and did Repository 
synchronizing.  In the meantime I updated Texmaker to 4.0.3. Somehow I 
could not process .tex file any more, not even simple examples like one 
below. It turned out "Log File not found".  I tried on those files that 
I processed before the package update.  It seemed to to go on with 
processing, but didn't generate .dvi files, and didn't turn out Log File 
not found.  When those files that worked before were copied to a 
directory different from where their the original .log files were 
located, it again told me "Log File not found!"    (MikTeX failed to 
work after installation of the packages before Texmaker was updated.  I 
tend to think it had nothing to do with updating Texmaker, but I was not 
certain.)   Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A simple example that didn't work:

\documentclass[12pt]{article}

\begin{document}

English

\end{document}

HZ
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Jeff E. Lewis | 21 Sep 21:41 2013
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font-change

This is a problem I have had before and had "fixed" from a suggestion from 
this list, think the solution was

initexmf --admin --mkmaps

but that did not work this time.

I am using the package font-change.

%%%minimal example

\input font_cmbright

This is cmr.

{\tt this should be inconsolata}
%% inconsolata replaces the cmtt etc.
\bye

error message:

) ("C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 
2.9\tex\generic\font-change\font_cmbright.tex"Runnin
g miktex-makemf.exe...
miktex-makemf: The rm-inconsolata source file could not be found.
Running hbf2gf.exe...

hbf2gf (CJK ver. 4.8.3)

Couldn't find `rm-inconsola.cfg'
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Cornelius C. Noack | 20 Sep 15:59 2013
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CTAN Update: pstricks-add

I fear I don't quite understand this Update
by Herbert Voß, Dominique Rodriguez, and Michael Sharpe
(dated 19 Sep 2013) :

does it refer to all CTAN announcements of pstricks?
to pmxtricks as well?
is it applicable for all formats of pstricks? If so, how ?

Thanks for help.

ccn.
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Velde, Erik Vande [FGCB] | 19 Sep 14:53 2013
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Proxy configuration crashes

I just downloaded Miktex to generate a PDF file from doxygen
documentation. Doxygen gives me a LaTeX Error: File `xcolor.sty' not
found.

So I tried to download that package with the package manager, but it
times out. That's probably because we have a proxy server at our office.

Then I tried to set the proxy settings from the update screen connection
settings, but when I press the OK button after introducing the correct
connection data (authentication required) I see a message 'update
manager has stopped working', and I can only close the program. The
question: why does the update manager stop working when I introduce
these data?

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Fugro GeoConsulting

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Senior Software Coordinator

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Colin McLarty | 11 Sep 19:05 2013

Access to bibliographies

I am using TeXworks in MiKTeX 2.9 all updated, on several machines, all as
Admin.  Neither the machine nor the version of MiKTeX is crucial here since
I've lived with this issue for many years and many versions.

BibTeX will not look for bib files outside the folder holding the current
tex file.  Since I need to organize my tex files in various folders, I end
up with multiple copies of many bib files and then of course I have trouble
updating all in synch.

Is there a simple way to get BibTeX to look in other folders?  FNDB does
not do it.  I know next to nothing about roots or directories, and have
happily run MiKTeX for years that way, but maybe I have to learn a bit now?

thanks, Colin
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John Rudnicki | 10 Sep 18:43 2013
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DVI to PDF

When I try to convert my dvi file to pdf, the figures get messed up (e.g.,
captions are printed over the figure). The dvi file is fine. And I am
getting the warning "couldn't open font map file kanjix.map". Problem
started when I re-installed MikTex on a new computer.

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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    and Department of Mechanical Engineering
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.  USA
john.rudnicki <at> gmail.com
(jwrudn <at> northwestern.edu)
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