[texhax] Help with Miktex

Michael Barr barr at math.mcgill.ca
Fri Oct 4 19:48:00 CEST 2013

It is in \miktex 2.8\tex\generic\xypic and \miktex 2.8 is one of the root 
directories shown.  The file in question is called xybarr.tex and has been 
newly added as an xy-pic option.

I didn't know about the possibility of adding other directories to the 
search path, BTW.


On Fri, 4 Oct 2013, Bob Tennent wrote:

> >|How do you update the filenames datatbase.  I know there is, or used to
> >|be, a simple program to run that would do it, but I have forgotten what it
> >|is.  The "official" method mentioned in the Miktex tutorial (run miktex,
> >|the maintenance, then settings then update FNDB) has no effect since the
> >|miktex engine still cannot find the file I have added and which is
> >|certainly there.
> It is certainly where? In the settings window, click on Roots. Click
> on "Show MiKTeX-maintained root directories". Is it below one of
> those texmf roots?
> If it is below one of those texmf roots, it may not be in a suitable
> sub-directory.  I don't know whether MiKTeX's search is as fussy as
> TeXLive's search but this might be the issue.  What kind of file
> is it?
> Bob T.

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