#2305 Install fail "MiKTeX209-core-PS.dll does not exist"

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2015-02-12
2014-02-19
fmollica
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Hello,

I got a problem during install of miktex 2.9.4, both from miktex.org or the protxt distribution. On W7 SP1, during the installation a pop up error say :

The operation could not be completed for the following reason: 
The operation failed for some reason. 
Details: C:\miktex\miktex/bin/x64\initexmf.exe

and the log file shows :

MiKTeX Setup 2.9.4503 Report

Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Time: 11:09:33
OS version: Microsoft Windows 7 Business Edition, 64-bit (build 7600)
SystemAdmin: yes
PowerUser: false
SharedSetup: yes
Setup path: C:\Users\mollica\Downloads\MiKTeX\setup\setup-2.9.4503-x64.exe
UserRoots:
UserData:
UserConfig:
CommonRoots:
CommonData:
CommonConfig:

Installation: C:\miktex
Loading package database...
starting package maintenance...
installation directory: C:\miktex
package repository: C:\Users\mollica\Downloads\MiKTeX\tm\packages
visiting repository C:\Users\mollica\Downloads\MiKTeX\tm\packages...
repository type: local package repository
loading lightweight database...
lightweight database digest: 08151156fc3ee42c5f9e0e6dab3d8099
going to install 9517 file(s) (157 package(s))
problem: C:\miktex\miktex/bin/x64\MiKTeX209-core-PS.dll does not exist
problem: C:\miktex\miktex/bin/x64\MiKTeX209-core.dll does not exist
problem: C:\miktex\miktex/bin/x64\MiKTeX209-packagemanager-PS.dll does not exist
problem: C:\miktex\miktex/bin/x64\MiKTeX209-packagemanager.dll does not exist
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installed 2465 package definition files
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repository type: local package repository
loading lightweight database...
C:\miktex\miktex/bin/x64\initexmf.exe --common-install=C:\miktex --rmfndb --admin --log-file=C:\miktex\miktex\config\uninst.log --verbose:
Registering root directories...
Removing fndb (C:\miktex)...
Removing fndb (C:\ProgramData\MiKTeX\2.9)...
C:\miktex\miktex/bin/x64\mpm.exe --register-components --admin --verbose:
configuring fontconfig\config\fonts.conf
registering C:\miktex\miktex/bin/x64\MiKTeX209-core.dll
registering C:\miktex\miktex/bin/x64\MiKTeX209-core-PS.dll
registering C:\miktex\miktex/bin/x64\MiKTeX209-packagemanager.dll
registering C:\miktex\miktex/bin/x64\MiKTeX209-packagemanager-PS.dll
C:\miktex\miktex/bin/x64\initexmf.exe --update-fndb --admin --log-file=C:\miktex\miktex\config\uninst.log --verbose:
Skipping user root directory (C:\Users\mollica\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9)...
Skipping user root directory (C:\Users\mollica\AppData\Local\MiKTeX\2.9)...
Creating fndb for common root directory (C:\miktex)...
Creating fndb for common root directory (C:\ProgramData\MiKTeX\2.9)...
C:\miktex\miktex/bin/x64\initexmf.exe --force --mklinks --admin --log-file=C:\miktex\miktex\config\uninst.log --verbose:
Making format links...
Making script links...
C:\miktex\miktex/bin/x64\miktex-taskbar-icon.exe
C:\miktex\miktex/bin/x64\miktex-update.exe
initexmf: warning: The luatex executable could not be found.
initexmf: warning: The pdftex executable could not be found.
initexmf: warning: The pdftex executable could not be found.
initexmf: warning: The pdftex executable could not be found.
initexmf: warning: The pdftex executable could not be found.
initexmf: warning: The pdftex executable could not be found.
initexmf: warning: The pdftex executable could not be found.
initexmf: warning: The pdftex executable could not be found.
initexmf: warning: The pdftex executable could not be found.
initexmf: warning: The pdftex executable could not be found.
initexmf: warning: The luatex executable could not be found.
initexmf: warning: The pdftex executable could not be found.
initexmf: warning: The omega executable could not be found.
initexmf: warning: The xetex executable could not be found.
initexmf: warning: The pdftex executable could not be found.
initexmf: warning: The luatex executable could not be found.
initexmf: warning: The luatex executable could not be found.
initexmf: warning: The pdftex executable could not be found.
initexmf: warning: The pdftex executable could not be found.
initexmf: warning: The mf executable could not be found.
initexmf: warning: The pdftex executable could not be found.
initexmf: warning: The pdftex executable could not be found.
initexmf: warning: The pdftex executable could not be found.
initexmf: warning: The omega executable could not be found.
initexmf: warning: The pdftex executable could not be found.
initexmf: warning: The pdftex executable could not be found.
initexmf: warning: The pdftex executable could not be found.
initexmf: warning: The pdftex executable could not be found.
initexmf: warning: The tex executable could not be found.
initexmf: warning: The pdftex executable could not be found.
initexmf: warning: The xetex executable could not be found.
C:\miktex\miktex/bin/x64\initexmf.exe --mkmaps --mklangs --admin --log-file=C:\miktex\miktex\config\uninst.log --verbose:
Creating language.dat, language.dat.lua and language.def...
initexmf: The mkfntmap executable could not be found.

An error occurred:
source file: Libraries\MiKTeX\Core\Process.cpp
source line: 305
message: The operation failed for some reason.
info: C:\miktex\miktex/bin/x64\initexmf.exe

Reading previous posts in tex-exchange or on other bug reports here, I tried without success:

  • To disable the anti-virus, or to add the miktex's setup.exe to the ignore list of the antivirus.
  • With and without the admin right No success.
  • my usernam is bare simple : "mollica"
    -I tried also to change permission related to pdf in register, as read on other forums (regedt32.exe, HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.pdf -> Autorisation -> total control for all users) without success either

Finally after the failed install I got the C:\miktex folder (install folder) with plenty of stuff inside, but it is missing latex.exe and pdflatex.exe in miktex/miktex/bin/x64.

I can run mo_admin.exe in C:\miktex\miktex\bin\x64 "Updates format" in General tab gave me "The MiKTeX configuration utility could not be found" and any attempt to buid latex and pdflatex in the Format tab lead to : The MiKTeX configuration utility could not be found" as well.

Thanks for any help.

Discussion

  • fmollica

    fmollica - 2014-02-19

    My IT Manager solved the problem by connecting on Windows with administrator account and the install went smoothly. (Despite the fact that I had admin right on my own account...)

     
  • Christian Schenk

    • status: open --> outdated
    • assigned_to: Christian Schenk
     

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