# [MiKTeX] problems with latest update | xstring error

Tried applying latest updates, and several files which compiled successfully yesterday now fail - error seemingly related to the xstring package, which I don't call explicitly in any of the files I'm working with, but which - apparently - is called by something else. Before the update, the installed version was "1.7c / Wed Oct 23 2013". The latest "source" shown in the update application is "1.81 / Tue Dec 2018". If I apply the update, and try a compile I get the following error:

(C:\Users\egc\Desktop\egc\text\MikTeX\tex\latex\l3kernel\expl3-code.tex)
(C:\Users\egc\Desktop\egc\text\MikTeX\tex\latex\l3kernel\l3dvips.def)))
(C:\Users\egc\Desktop\egc\text\MikTeX\tex\latex\siunitx\siunitx.sty
(C:\Users\egc\Desktop\egc\text\MikTeX\tex\latex\tools\array.sty)
(C:\Users\egc\Desktop\egc\text\MikTeX\tex\latex\l3packages\l3keys2e\l3keys2e.st

y) (C:\Users\egc\Desktop\egc\text\MikTeX\tex\latex\translator\translator.sty)))
 (C:\Users\egc\Desktop\egc\text\MikTeX\tex\latex\xstring\xstring.sty
! I can't find file xstring.tex'.
l.1 \input xstring.tex

Please type another input file name:

So, apparently, it can't "find" xstring.tex"


which doesn't surprise me, since there is no xstring.tex file, but there is an xstring.sty file (the first line of which is

\input xstring.tex


I'm guessing this is a resurfacing of a bug reported here: https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/80478/miktex-can-t-find-xstring


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• [MiKTeX] problems with latest update | xstring error Evan Cooch