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Timo Salo
MikTex basic installation fails and I have not much idea about the reason.

Running basic-miktex-2.9.5987.exe on Windows 7:

Installation is interrupted, the log window shows:
...
visiting repository C:\Users\fin7tsal\AppData\Local\Temp\mik23006...
repository type: local package repository
loading lightweight database...
Registering root directories... Removing fndb (C:\ProgramData\MiKTeX\2.9)...  Sorry, but "MiKTeX Configuration Utility" did not succeed.  The log file hopefully contains the information to get MiKTeX going again:    C:/Users/fin7tsal/AppData/Local/MiKTeX/2.9/miktex/log/initexmf.log  You may want to visit the MiKTeX project page, if you need help.
Error: The executed process did not succeed.
--
uninst.log has size of zero
--
The last lines of log file of setup are:
...
loading lightweight database...
"C:\Users\fin7tsal\AppData\Local\Programs\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex/bin\initexmf.exe" --user-install="C:\Users\fin7tsal\AppData\Local\Programs\MiKTeX 2.9" --log-file="C:\Users\fin7tsal\AppData\Local\Programs\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex/config\uninst.log" --verbose:
Registering root directories...
"C:\Users\fin7tsal\AppData\Local\Programs\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex/bin\initexmf.exe" --rmfndb --log-file="C:\Users\fin7tsal\AppData\Local\Programs\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex/config\uninst.log" --verbose:
Removing fndb (C:\ProgramData\MiKTeX\2.9)...

Sorry, but "MiKTeX Configuration Utility" did not succeed.

The log file hopefully contains the information to get MiKTeX going again:

  C:/Users/fin7tsal/AppData/Local/MiKTeX/2.9/miktex/log/initexmf.log

You may want to visit the MiKTeX project page, if you need help.

An error occurred:
  source file: Libraries\MiKTeX\Core\Process\Process.cpp
  source line: 159
  message: The executed process did not succeed.
  info: fileName="C:\Users\fin7tsal\AppData\Local\Programs\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex/bin\initexmf.exe", arguments="--rmfndb --log-file="C:\Users\fin7tsal\AppData\Local\Programs\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex/config\uninst.log" --verbose", exitCode="1"

What should I do next? (I have installed MikTex earlier on different computer without any problems)
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Re: Installation failure

Jan Přikryl
Hello, Timo.

Dne St, 1. červen 2016 v 11:16 h uživatel Timo Salo napsal:
[...]
> An error occurred:
>   source file: Libraries\MiKTeX\Core\Process\Process.cpp
>   source line: 159
>   message: The executed process did not succeed.
>   info: fileName="C:\Users\fin7tsal\AppData\Local\Programs\MiKTeX
>   2.9\miktex/bin\initexmf.exe", arguments="--rmfndb
>   --log-file="C:\Users\fin7tsal\AppData\Local\Programs\MiKTeX
>   2.9\miktex/config\uninst.log" --verbose", exitCode="1"

This unfortunately only means that the executed process (initexmf.exe)
failed (exit code 1). If the file
C:\Users\fin7tsal\AppData\Local\Programs\MiKTeX
2.9\miktex\config\uninst.log is empty, I would try to run the same
command as administrator manually from the console, maybe you would get
more information this way (it worked for me, at least partially, the
last time). I am not sure about mixed UNIX-like and MS-like path
separators in the arguments (i.e. "\" vs. "/"), but Windows seems to be
quite tolerant in this respect.

Other than that, you may try to

a) completely switch off your anti virus software and re-run the
install; there have been reports of some AV software false positive
alerts when processing some current MiKTeX packages,

b) generate the trace output (see http://www.miktex.org/diagnosing) and
create a bug ticket

Hope this help at least a bit.

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Re: Installation failure

Timo Salo
Thank you Jan for your response!

I got my main problem solved by making a portable installation (miktex-portable-2.9.5987.exe). Now I can work with my tex-files.

a) Earlier I had a AV issue when I tried the net installer (Symantec end point protection)

I have tried the installation as an administrator (but not from the command prompt).

b) for now, I don't want to hassle any more when I got the portable installation working. (but still somewhat worried about dare I update MikTex or try to find out how to make it permanent)

Timo Salo


-----Original Message-----
From: Jan Přikryl [mailto:[hidden email]]
Sent: 2. kesäkuuta 2016 11:47
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [MiKTeX] Installation failure

Hello, Timo.

Dne St, 1. červen 2016 v 11:16 h uživatel Timo Salo napsal:
[...]
> An error occurred:
>   source file: Libraries\MiKTeX\Core\Process\Process.cpp
>   source line: 159
>   message: The executed process did not succeed.
>   info: fileName="C:\Users\fin7tsal\AppData\Local\Programs\MiKTeX
>   2.9\miktex/bin\initexmf.exe", arguments="--rmfndb
>   --log-file="C:\Users\fin7tsal\AppData\Local\Programs\MiKTeX
>   2.9\miktex/config\uninst.log" --verbose", exitCode="1"

This unfortunately only means that the executed process (initexmf.exe) failed (exit code 1). If the file C:\Users\fin7tsal\AppData\Local\Programs\MiKTeX
2.9\miktex\config\uninst.log is empty, I would try to run the same command as administrator manually from the console, maybe you would get more information this way (it worked for me, at least partially, the last time). I am not sure about mixed UNIX-like and MS-like path separators in the arguments (i.e. "\" vs. "/"), but Windows seems to be quite tolerant in this respect.

Other than that, you may try to

a) completely switch off your anti virus software and re-run the install; there have been reports of some AV software false positive alerts when processing some current MiKTeX packages,

b) generate the trace output (see http://www.miktex.org/diagnosing) and create a bug ticket

Hope this help at least a bit.

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  Jan Přikryl
  [hidden email]

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