Yeah, thank you for the info.
Sorry, I can't because I don't have the time to investigate further. The problem could be in the engine (pdfTeX). Or it could be a faulty LaTeX package.
Problems with include graphics of a PDF
Thank you for the report. I can reproduce the issue. But I do not agree that this is a MiKTeX-specific bug.
Package installation fails as normal user account
I have disabled the creation of links if a TeX engine installs missing packages.
Update MiKTeX - Repository list
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