2 Jan 13:59 2016

### Internal error (121)

Dear MiKTeXers,

I sent you a message on December 23, 2015. (See the end
the error message

Internal error (1)

when I wanted to update my 32 bit MiKTeX installation.
(Windows 7 64 bits).

Since then I have reinstalled MiKTeX32 which works
perfectly.

However when I started again the Update icon (as an
administrator) I got other error message:

Internal error (121)

I have no idea what is wrong. Should I always reinstall
MiKTeX if I want to update? Any help would be highly
appreciated.

With kind regards
G. Szeidl

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31 Dec 13:01 2015

### Updating Problem

I am running Windows 10 Pro /64 with "MikTeX 2.9" installed.

Every time I run "Update(Admin)", I receive a notice that the following rile
needs to be updated:

"miktex-tex4h-base-2.9" with a 07-Aug-15 date and a "to be
repaired"notation.

This same scenario happens ad infinitum every time I attempt to
update the program. Am I doing something wrong or is there some other problem?

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29 Dec 23:52 2015

### after recent upgrade, many packages doesn't work anymore

Hi!,
after recent upgrade of 64-bit upgrade three days ago, at many old
files, which can be compiled before without any problems, now generate
note (in WinEdt information window):

PDFLaTeX return <Exit code (1) indicating that some problems might have
occurred during compilation ...

And doesn't generate output.

The log files doesn't contains any usable information. As an example of
such logs has the following last lines:

("C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\l3kernel\expl3-code.tex"
Package: expl3 2015/12/20 v6326 L3 programming layer (code)
L3 Module: l3bootstrap 2015/12/15 v6320 L3 Bootstrap code
L3 Module: l3names 2015/11/16 v6276 L3 Namespace for primitives
L3 Module: l3basics 2015/11/22 v6315 L3 Basic definitions
L3 Module: l3expan 2015/09/10 v5983 L3 Argument expansion
L3 Module: l3tl 2015/09/29 v6121 L3 Token lists
L3 Module: l3str 2015/12/20 v6325 L3 Strings

Checking a bunch of my old files, where this error occur, I observe,
that to them is common of use package: animate, siunitx, madframed,
tcolorboc with option "many" and "all" (packages which use expl3?).

all this files can still be normal compiled with MikTeX version before
last. Do any other experienced similar problem? Is there some workaround
to fix this?



29 Dec 16:38 2015

### New format

Hi all,

I tried to create a new memory dump file and I failed. What I did was to
create a files, called pdfplainpt.tex, and I've put it on a directory
which is one of MiKTeX's root directories. However, if I try to build
the memory dump file, I get an error message. In fact, if I open a DOS
window, if I go to the directory where the file pdfplainpt.tex is
located and if I run

miktex-makefmt.exe --engine=pdftex --dest-name=pdfplainpt pdfplainpt.tex

what I get is:

---------------------------------------------
Creating the pdfplainpt format file...
Running miktex-pdftex.exe...
This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.16 (MiKTeX 2.9 64-bit) (INITEX)
entering extended mode
! I can't find file pdfplainpt.tex'.
<*> pdfplainpt.tex
\dump
Please type another input file name
! Emergency stop.
<*> pdfplainpt.tex
\dump
No pages of output.
Transcript written on texput.log.

Sorry, but miktex-makefmt did not succeed for the following reason:


23 Dec 17:09 2015

### Internal error (1)

Dear MiKTeXers,

After refreshing my MiKTeX9 (32) bit directory by using the program

setup-2.9.5721.exe

I wanted to update my installation.  According to the log file

I got an error message

Internal error (1)

My installation is a complete installation under Windows 7 (64) bit.
I remark that I regularly update my installation in this manner
(last time one and a half month ago)  and this is the first time for
my receiving an error message.

What might be the problem?

With kind regards
G. Szeidl

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21 Dec 13:42 2015

### Metapost stopped working

Hi all,

I installed MiKTeX on three different machines running under Windows 10
and I have a serious problem concerning MetaPost in two of them.
Whenever I try to compile any MetaPost file containing text, such as
this one:

-------------------- test.tex --------------------
prologues := 0
beginfig(1)
label(btex a etex,(0,0));
endfig;
end
--------------------------------------------------

a window pops up saying that MetaPost has stopped working. Any idea

Best regards,

José Carlos Santos

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19 Dec 10:26 2015

### can't install miktex on windows 7

hello everyone.
i tryed to download and install miktex for windows, both for 64 and 32
bit as i have a 64 bit machine.
none works for me.
i always get an error, before or after.
i'm trying to install miktex because i wish to install lyx and the lyx
bundle doesn't work for me.
thanks in advance for any help.

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14 Dec 12:54 2015

### ecltree

I tried to use "ecltree" (described in section 10.5.2 of the Companion),
but got the following error. Earlier today I installed some packages so it
is not a systemic installation error.
Moti

MiKTeX Problem Report
Message: Windows API error 87: The parameter is incorrect.

Data:
C:\ProgramData\MiKTeX\2.9\miktex/data/le\be48a8a88e3570f31e8be8fd4a43a2fd.fndb
Source: Libraries\MiKTeX\Core\win\winMemoryMappedFile.cpp
Line: 120
MiKTeX: 2.9
OS: Windows 7 Enterprise, 32-bit, Service Pack 1, build 7601
Invokers: explorer
PowerUser: no
Root0: C:\Users\weizmann-st\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9
Root1: C:\Users\weizmann-st\AppData\Local\MiKTeX\2.9
Root2: C:\ProgramData\MiKTeX\2.9
Root3: C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9
UserInstall: C:\Users\weizmann-st\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9
UserConfig: C:\Users\weizmann-st\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9
UserData: C:\Users\weizmann-st\AppData\Local\MiKTeX\2.9
CommonInstall: C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9
CommonConfig: C:\ProgramData\MiKTeX\2.9
CommonData: C:\ProgramData\MiKTeX\2.9

On Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 3:56 PM, <miktex-users-request <at> lists.sourceforge.net


13 Dec 00:15 2015

### ngerman.ldf missing in basic install

Dear Christian,
dear list,

I just would like to provide some feedback from my LaTeX workshop I am currently running at the Frankfurt
office of Fernuni in Hagen.

I had recommend to the Windows users to download and install ProTeXt. One of my students followed the
instructions at miktex.org where you will find a "Basic MiKTeX" as a "recommended download". He followed
these instructions, installed the software, and it turned out that when he tried to compile a very basic
to him about the installation of missing packages "on the fly", which he understood, but he wouldn't
comply with that because his machine was not connected to the network at the time. Instead he later removed
Basic MiKTeX and then installed the complete system via the net installer; this system included the said
ldf, and now everything goes fine.

Now, even as we live in times of broadband connections getting ever broader, I still think it is a good idea to
provide a small subset of a TeX system. Period.

However, I think, the files that go with _required_ packages should not be excluded from a basic system. I
was rather surprised to see the error message, and I don't think this was a mistake warranting a bug report,
rather this was intended to be like that, wasn't it?

In conclusion I would recommend that you please rethink your policy of what makes a basic system. ;)

Apart from that, there were no more problems arising in the workshop. MiKTeX still seems to be a smooth TeX
distribution for beginners on MS Windows platforms 7 to 10. So, thanks to you and keep up the good work. I
have been using MacTeX for such a long time that I cannot comment any more from my own experience.

Best regards,
Jürgen.


12 Dec 12:25 2015

### Problems starting MiKTeX Portable from USB

Good morning to everyone,
I’m trying to create a portable installation on USB of MiKTeX on an USB
(an USB 3.0 8GB Kingston flash drive); I tried to run the portable setup
and install MiKTeX there. It worked, the files (after a really long time)
get unpacked on the USB… but at the moment of starting up the
batch script, the command prompt shows up and then nothing happens.
I have been waiting for hours to start, still nothing happened.
I also tried to unpack MiKTeX portable on my HDD and it works fine:
just 2 seconds of command prompt and the traybar icon popped up.
I then tried to update the HDD installation of MiKTeX and copy it on the
USB drive… No success: running the batch script just get stuck at the
command prompt.
I sincerely have no clue about what should I look at in order to solve
the issue… hope this can be fixed!

Giovanni Santini
My blog: http://giovannisantini.tk
My code: https://github.com/ItachiSan
My code, again: https://gitlab.com/u/ItachiSan
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12 Dec 12:48 2015

Hello,
I just discovered an issue with the "babel-french" package that does not
appear to contain "frenchb.lua" file requested by LuaTeX for spaces
before the double punctuation (thin space for the semicolons). My MiKTeX
is updated and I do not know where the problem may come.

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