01 February 2010

MikTeX 2.8 updating

Trying to update MikTeX behind a proxy is a little tricky.

First of all you have to know the URL and Port of your proxy, let's say:

proxy: www.proxyfoo.org
port: 80

Thus you have to set up the environment variable http_proxy (there are more possibilities setting http,ftp,proxy variables):

http_proxy=http://www.proxyfoo.org:80

Also if you are having the error "GUI framework cannot be initialized" in some IDE as WinShell, TeXnicCenter, etc. then the solution is:

Start MiKTeX Options and choose either Yes or No (but not "Ask me first") for the option "Install missing packages on-the-fly".

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