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Latex not downloading update packages

  1. Jul 5, 2017 #1
    Hello everyone.

    I'm using Miktex, which is supposed to automatically download packages, and WinShell as a front end, both are latest versions.

    For some reason packages are not downloading. First the wrapfig.sty file didn't download, so I did it manually by downloading it into the .tex file I'm working on.

    Then it said it can't download caption.sty in the caption package. I checked, this package doesn't have a .sty file.

    Specifically, I get the error:
    Book.tex(1): Error: LaTeX Error: File `caption.sty' not found.

    Can anyone help please?
     
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  3. Jul 5, 2017 #2
    It could be something with your front end package. Maybe try using a different gui like texstudio. If the problem persist, then something is misconfigured in Miktex and you should try reinstalling it.
     
  4. Jul 5, 2017 #3
    I'm getting a different bunch of errors with Texstudio. Plus I re-installed Miktex just before posting this thread.

    Unfortunately, the package mptopdf could not be installed.Please check the log file: C:/.../AppData/Local/MiKTeX/2.9/miktex/log/pdflatex.log
    Error: Command crashed: pdflatex.exe -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode "Book".tex
    Process exited with error(s)

    Urgh, Latex is killing me!
     
  5. Jul 5, 2017 #4
    Check your default compiler setting in your front end, likely under options/configurations. Make sure the default compiler is set to PdfLaTeX.
     
  6. Jul 5, 2017 #5
    Now everything has stopped working altogether. In Winshell you choose the compiler. Nothing's working. I try to compile a pdf file and nothing happens. I give up! Thanks anyway NFuller.
     
  7. Jul 5, 2017 #6
    Got Latex working again, but the caption package not working like it should! Nevermind, it's not serious.
     
  8. Jul 5, 2017 #7
    if you use MikTex then go to Package manager and search for caption and then install it.
     
  9. Jul 6, 2017 #8
    Hallelujah Brother! It actually seems to work!

    I can't thank you enough Payam! I'm so glad to get over these Latex gremlins :biggrin:
     
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