How can I install MikTex on CentOS 7?

Lars Madsen daleif at
Mon Aug 31 07:31:23 CEST 2020

Is pdflatex even at that specified location?

/Lars Madsen
Institut for Matematik / Department of Mathematics
Aarhus Universitet / Aarhus University
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From: texhax < at> on behalf of Bomidi Lakshmi Madhavan <madhavanbomidi at>
Sent: 31 August 2020 06:23
To: Bob Tennent <rdtennent at>
Cc: texhax at <texhax at>
Subject: Re: How can I install MikTex on CentOS 7?

Hi Bob,

Greetings. I have a work computer with Centos 7 installed. On the 'downloads' section (, Miktex is not available for installation on Centos 7. Though I tried to use the commands given for Centos 8, the installation is not happening. I am aware of tex-live as an alternative but I am well acquainted with Miktex for long-time. I have even installed tex-live along with TexStudio. When I click 'Build & view', I get the following error message:

Could not start Build & View:PdfLaTeX:

"/home/madhavan/anaconda2/bin/pdflatex" -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode

Look forward to your response.

Thanks and regards,
Dr. Bomidi Lakshmi Madhavan
National Atmospheric Research Laboratory (NARL)
Gadanki - 517 112, Chittoor (Dist.)
Andhra Pradesh, INDIA

On Thu, Aug 27, 2020 at 10:09 PM Bob Tennent <rdtennent at<mailto:rdtennent at>> wrote:
 >|I have CentOS 7 on my working PC. I wanted to install
 >|Miktex on the same but surprised to find that it is
 >|available only for CentOS 8. Is there a way to get MikTex
 >|compatible on CentOS 7?

You'd be more likely to get a suitable response from the
MikTeX support site but my advice would be to follow
the suggested instructions for CentOS8. After all, the
miktex.repo file has

as the baseurl so I doubt there's anything CentOS8-specific.

Bob T.
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