From: Hans Marius Eikseth <heikseth@on...> - 2011-07-18 13:06:14
> From: Ulrike Fischer [list@...]
> Sent: 2011-07-18 14:45:45 MEST
> > The operation failed for some reason.
> > Details: C:\miktex29\miktex/bin\initexmf.exe
> Well if would have been useful if you would have give a bit more
> context. But "initexmf.exe" sounds like an error at the end of the
> installation (e.g. when fc-cache is called) and is often harmless as
> you can call fc-cache manually later again.
you are spot on - but i believe our posts crossed!
The error complaint came towards the very end. The difficulty with context was that the installation logfile wasn't presented to me, even when I checked 'Show logfile'.
Before uninstalling (see other post), I could try running pdflatex etc., but only after navigating to InstallRoot\miktex\bin. And since I've barely heard of fc-cache before, it was less than obvious to me that my installation was still fixable - I'd have to establish a PATH variable somehow, wouldn't I?
> You should also be aware that UserData can get quite large (one of
> mine is 73MB large, another has grow to 221 MB) so it is perhaps not
> a good idea to put it in the roaming profile.
Thanks a lot once again for your patient and careful replies!
As I wrote in the post crossing your answer, I ended up installing anew with UserData
in C:\temp\miktex29 . Not very elegant, I admit, but somehow the TEMP folder seems well suited as a permanent solution (oh, the irony) ;-) I have already scratched my and my admins heads for too many days already :)
Hans Marius Eikseth