Just saw on Stack Exchange that this is a 'known error' with cellprops.tpm -- meaning, it is likely to be fixed in the not-too-distant future.

https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/436293/miktex-console-cannot-check-for-updates-with-error-message-below


On 6/13/2018 10:35 AM, Evan Cooch wrote:
Hi --

Never seen this error before (in the *many* years I've been using MikTex). When I try to check for updates, I get an error message that

"The package definition file could not be parsed".

The 'data' in the window in the error popup points at a .tpm file

Data: path="C:\Users\ec123\AppData\Local\Temp\mik10113\cellprops.tpm", column="1124", line="2"

I can successfully rebuild the package DB, and rebuild formats, etc,  but checking for updates always throws this error (doesn't matter which repo I try).


My guess is that something in AppData got corrupted, somehow. I routinely backup the local folder I install MikTeX into, but not the AppData (meaning, I can't simply role back to an earlier state of the installation).


Suggestions? [Other than the Draconian one of 'fresh install' ;-]

Thanks in advance...




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