mpm verify / install

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2012-05-25
2012-10-17

• thor heyerdahl
2012-05-25

I had some problems with missing files in my MiKTeX installation, and I just
learned about "mpm --verify" (thanks for that, Christian, and sorry for
overlooking that).

However, when I try to install, I get:

```mpm: Package "miktex-misc" is already installed.
```

I didn't find a "force" or "fix"-switch, so I tried uninstall first. I get:

```mpm.exe: The operation failed for some reason.
mpm.exe: Data: D:\Tex\MikTex\miktex\bin\initexmf.exe
```

This followed by another install:

```mpm.exe: The operation failed for some reason.
mpm.exe: Data: D:\Tex\MikTex\miktex\bin\initexmf.exe
```

Then a slightly surprising:

```D:\Tex\MikTex>miktex\bin\mpm.exe --verify
All packages are correctly installed.
```

With some ado, I managed to get a "successfully installed" result for all
packages. But -
am I overlooking something? Is there a more elegant way?