[texhax] MikTex 2.8 and Windows 2.8

Tom Backer Johnsen backer at psych.uib.no
Tue Jan 26 15:27:57 CET 2010

When using the Basic installer downloaded (using Mozilla Firefox, 
version 3.6) from the server in Denmark I get the error message:


When downloading from the tug basic-miktex-2.8.3582 site I get the 
following message:

Invalid package archive file.

The same message is given when downloading from the Dante site, etc..  
The downloaded files also varies in size, 14.2 MB, 21.1 MB and 102 MB


Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
> On 23 January 2010 Tom Backer Johnsen wrote:
>  > I sj\hold read proof on my own question.  It is of course Windows 7.
>  > 
>  > Tom
>  > 
>  > Tom Backer Johnsen wrote:
>  >> I wonder if there is an issue in some way or another with the  
>  >> combination above, in a slightly  complex situation.  I use a MacBook 
>  >> Pro with the latest operating system.  On this machine I  have a 
>  >> Paralells virtual machine with Windows 7 installed and updated.  When 
>  >> downloading and running a Basic Miktex 2.8 installer I always get an 
>  >> error somewhere in the process and not in the same place.  I have 
>  >> tried downloading the installer from several different sites with the 
>  >> same effect.
>  >> Any suggestions on where the error might be?
> With the information you provide we can only guess.  Phrases like 
> "I always get an error somewhere in the process..." are not very
> helpful.  Many error messages on Windows are indeed incomprehensible.
> But if you don't understand them yourself, please post them to the
> list.  For the Windows experts on the mailing list, they *are* helpful.
> Regards,
>   Reinhard

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