LyX 2.3.5

Richard Kimberly Heck rikiheck at lyx.org
Wed Jun 10 16:24:32 UTC 2020


On 6/10/20 6:05 AM, Bernt Lie wrote:
>
> Hm… here is what I did:
>
>  1. I first installed MikTeX to the default path that it suggested,
>     and used my private path for LyX. No success.
>  2. Next, I deleted LyX, and tried to re-install it to the default
>     path. But the default path never showed up; no matter whether I
>     deleted every file related to LyX, it still stuck to the original
>     path that I had defined.
>  3. I then entered “regedit”. I deleted every mention of LyX in
>     various forms from “regedit”.
>  4. Next, I tried to reinstall LyX. Now it suggested a default path. I
>     installed LyX to this default path.
>  5. Now, it seems to work.
>
>  
>
> In summary: LyX doesn’t properly clean up the registry when I
> uninstall it.
>
Hopefully, this will be fixed in the new installer.

> Another observation…
>
>   * Before I deleted the registry elements and installed LyX to my
>     private directory, installation of LyX took some one hour or
>     something.
>   * After I deleted elements from “regedit”, the installation took a
>     couple of minutes.
>
As someone else said, this is due to the downloading of packages by
MiKTeX, if you have it set to download packages automatically. Once
that's done, it doesn't have to be done again.

Riki



>  
>
> *From:*Kees Zeelenberg (kzStats) <kzstatis at gmail.com>
> *Sent:* Wednesday, June 10, 2020 11:12
> *To:* Bernt Lie <Bernt.Lie at usn.no>; parubin73 at gmail.com;
> lyx-users at lists.lyx.org
> *Subject:* RE: LyX 2.3.5
>
>  
>
> *Van:*lyx-users <lyx-users-bounces at lists.lyx.org
> <mailto:lyx-users-bounces at lists.lyx.org>> *Namens *Bernt Lie
> *Verzonden:* woensdag 10 juni 2020 09:58
> *Aan:* parubin73 at gmail.com <mailto:parubin73 at gmail.com>;
> lyx-users at lists.lyx.org <mailto:lyx-users at lists.lyx.org>
> *Onderwerp:* RE: LyX 2.3.5
>
>  
>
> So… I have uninstalled both MikTeX and LyX, and try to re-install them.
>
>  
>
> With MikTeX, I do the following:
>
>  
>
>  1. Choose to install it under directory
>     “C:\\Program_Files\MikTeX\MikTeX_2_9” instead of the default
>     location (“…\AppData\Local\Programs\MikTeX 2.9\”)
>  2. Settings: Preferred paper size – A4, Install missing pagackages
>     on-the-fly: Yes
>  3. After MikTeX has installed packages, I check for updates. There
>     were 8 updates, which I installed from “A random package
>     repository on the internet”.
>
>  
>
> Next, I install LyX 2.3.5:
>
>  4. I install LyX in directory “C:\Program_Files\LyX\LyX_2_3”
>  5. The LyX installer finds MikTeX at
>     “C:\Program_Files\MikTeX\MikTeX_2_9\miktex\bin\x64”.
>
>  
>
>  6. LyX takes some time to install, and downloads some missing packages:
>
>  
>
>  7. When LyX has been installed, I try to open a template. Result:
>
>  
>
> I do a search for file IEEEtran.cls, and it is there:
>
>  
>
>  
>
> Questions:
>
>  1. Why doesn’t LyX find this file?
>  2. Is the problem that I have not chosen the default installation
>     path of LyX and/or MikTeX?
>
>  
>
> [KZLG]
>
> I just had the same error earlier this morning. From my experience:
>
>  1. Probably because the filename database has not been updated. This
>     may happen when you install MikTeX as an administrator (user who
>     has administrative rights), but call LyX as that same user but
>     without invoking his administrative rights; or if you have
>     followed some variant of this.
>     In general, it is best to install as an administrator but call
>     your applications as an ordinary user (i.e. user without any
>     administrative rights), and so keep a strict difference between
>     the two types of users.
>  2. Perhaps. You might try it if you cannot follow the advice under A.
>
>  
>
> Kees
>
>

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