Subject: Bug in MetaPost 

Hello all,
I originally thought that I had a problem related to WinEdt's handling of
MetaPost but further experimentation (install TeXLive and use WinEdt's
facility to switch between systems) has shown that MikTeX's MetaPost is
broken in some way.

A minimal example is

        label(btex $x$ etex, origin);

A pop-up error message is the result from WinEdt:
latex.exe - Entry Point Not Found
The procedure entry point
could not be located in the dynamic link library C:\Program Files
(x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex\bin\latex.exe. 

Running from a command prompt results in the same pop-up. When its [OK] is
clicked this is what I have:

X:\School\Maths>mpost -tex=latex
This is MetaPost, version 2.000 (MiKTeX 2.9.6500) (MiKTeX 2.9.6500)
(C:/Program Files (x86)/MiKTeX 2.9/metapost/base/
(C:/Program Files (x86)/MiKTeX 2.9/metapost/base/
Preloading the plain mem file, version 1.004) ) (./testmp01.mpfatal:
Command failed: latex mpu69F9y.tex; see mpxerr.log
>> testmp01.mpx
! ! Unable to read mpx file.
l.8 ^^Ilabel(btex
                  $x$ etex, origin);
Transcript written on testmp01.log.

I running Windows 10 and the 64-bit version of MikTeX. One consequence of
having to install and use TeXLive is that it seems to show up how much
faster MikTeX is :-)

Can anyone help?

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