Re: Error installing inside Windows 7 64-bit

2014-11-19 Thread STF
I saw that LyX 2.1.2 was released. I have tried the bundle setup in a
64-bit O/S but unfortunately, it still crashes just like before (cf my mail
below).

On 6 March 2014 21:39, STF lapsap7+...@gmail.com wrote:

 Hi,

 I came across error while trying to install LyX 2.0.7 in Windows 7 64-bit
 (actually I have tried in many computers with the same error).  I'm using
 the setup called LyX-2.0.7-Bundle-1.exe downloaded from LyX official
 website.  As to Windows, to be exact, I have tried Windows 7 Professional 
 Enterprise SP1 64-bit but I don't think the *editions* and *SP1* parts are
 relevant.  I think the problem would still happen in other 64-bit Windows
 O/S, eg XP, Vista, etc.

 The error I got are shown in the attached image: the upper dialog appeared
 first.  But almost immediately, it's grayed out and the lower dialog
 appeared and LyX installation simply was aborted and failed.  LyX setup
 then tried to roll back but it got stuck on Remove folder: C:\Program
 Files (x86)\LyX 2.0\ and I had to press the Cancel button.

 I went a bit further and described here below:

 I took basic-miktex-2.9.5105.exe and run it in another Windows 7 64-bit
 and it still crashed! I then downloaded basic-miktex-2.9.5105-x64.exe from
 MiKTeX official website and tried it but that crashed as well!  Seems like
 MiKTeX setup has very serious problem installing in 64bit O/S!

 (Off-topic 1: Maybe it's some known bug like
 http://sourceforge.net/p/miktex/bugs/2208/?)
 (Off-topic 2: I have heard from some other friends of mine that MiKTeX is
 actually a big piece of $h!t and their developers, being very arrogant,
 didn't care about their installer not working in 64-bit O/S and I quite
 agree with them after finding a lot of mails in their mailing-list which
 are never answered!)

 But I found out that if I run basic-miktex-2.9.5105.exe the second time
 with the option Reinstall using recommended settings (which is *only*
 available when the setup is run outside LyX) after deleting C:\Program
 Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9 folder, the installation went through the end!

 Then at this point, if I used LyX-2.0.7-Installer-1.exe instead, it's
 fine.  So, it might be nice to warn 64 bit O/S users to download the
 LyX-2.0.7-Installer-1.exe on the download page and give them a little bit
 help on installing MiKTeX.

 Hope this helps.




Re: Error installing inside Windows 7 64-bit

2014-11-19 Thread STF
I saw that LyX 2.1.2 was released. I have tried the bundle setup in a
64-bit O/S but unfortunately, it still crashes just like before (cf my mail
below).

On 6 March 2014 21:39, STF lapsap7+...@gmail.com wrote:

 Hi,

 I came across error while trying to install LyX 2.0.7 in Windows 7 64-bit
 (actually I have tried in many computers with the same error).  I'm using
 the setup called LyX-2.0.7-Bundle-1.exe downloaded from LyX official
 website.  As to Windows, to be exact, I have tried Windows 7 Professional 
 Enterprise SP1 64-bit but I don't think the *editions* and *SP1* parts are
 relevant.  I think the problem would still happen in other 64-bit Windows
 O/S, eg XP, Vista, etc.

 The error I got are shown in the attached image: the upper dialog appeared
 first.  But almost immediately, it's grayed out and the lower dialog
 appeared and LyX installation simply was aborted and failed.  LyX setup
 then tried to roll back but it got stuck on Remove folder: C:\Program
 Files (x86)\LyX 2.0\ and I had to press the Cancel button.

 I went a bit further and described here below:

 I took basic-miktex-2.9.5105.exe and run it in another Windows 7 64-bit
 and it still crashed! I then downloaded basic-miktex-2.9.5105-x64.exe from
 MiKTeX official website and tried it but that crashed as well!  Seems like
 MiKTeX setup has very serious problem installing in 64bit O/S!

 (Off-topic 1: Maybe it's some known bug like
 http://sourceforge.net/p/miktex/bugs/2208/?)
 (Off-topic 2: I have heard from some other friends of mine that MiKTeX is
 actually a big piece of $h!t and their developers, being very arrogant,
 didn't care about their installer not working in 64-bit O/S and I quite
 agree with them after finding a lot of mails in their mailing-list which
 are never answered!)

 But I found out that if I run basic-miktex-2.9.5105.exe the second time
 with the option Reinstall using recommended settings (which is *only*
 available when the setup is run outside LyX) after deleting C:\Program
 Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9 folder, the installation went through the end!

 Then at this point, if I used LyX-2.0.7-Installer-1.exe instead, it's
 fine.  So, it might be nice to warn 64 bit O/S users to download the
 LyX-2.0.7-Installer-1.exe on the download page and give them a little bit
 help on installing MiKTeX.

 Hope this helps.




Re: Error installing inside Windows 7 64-bit

2014-11-19 Thread STF
I saw that LyX 2.1.2 was released. I have tried the bundle setup in a
64-bit O/S but unfortunately, it still crashes just like before (cf my mail
below).

On 6 March 2014 21:39, STF  wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I came across error while trying to install LyX 2.0.7 in Windows 7 64-bit
> (actually I have tried in many computers with the same error).  I'm using
> the setup called "LyX-2.0.7-Bundle-1.exe" downloaded from LyX official
> website.  As to Windows, to be exact, I have tried Windows 7 Professional &
> Enterprise SP1 64-bit but I don't think the *editions* and *SP1* parts are
> relevant.  I think the problem would still happen in other 64-bit Windows
> O/S, eg XP, Vista, etc.
>
> The error I got are shown in the attached image: the upper dialog appeared
> first.  But almost immediately, it's grayed out and the lower dialog
> appeared and LyX installation simply was aborted and failed.  LyX setup
> then tried to roll back but it got stuck on "Remove folder: C:\Program
> Files (x86)\LyX 2.0\" and I had to press the Cancel button.
>
> I went a bit further and described here below:
>
> I took basic-miktex-2.9.5105.exe and run it in another Windows 7 64-bit
> and it still crashed! I then downloaded basic-miktex-2.9.5105-x64.exe from
> MiKTeX official website and tried it but that crashed as well!  Seems like
> MiKTeX setup has very serious problem installing in 64bit O/S!
>
> (Off-topic 1: Maybe it's some known bug like
> http://sourceforge.net/p/miktex/bugs/2208/?)
> (Off-topic 2: I have heard from some other friends of mine that MiKTeX is
> actually a big piece of $h!t and their developers, being very arrogant,
> didn't care about their installer not working in 64-bit O/S and I quite
> agree with them after finding a lot of mails in their mailing-list which
> are never answered!)
>
> But I found out that if I run basic-miktex-2.9.5105.exe the second time
> with the option "Reinstall using recommended settings" (which is *only*
> available when the setup is run outside LyX) after deleting "C:\Program
> Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9" folder, the installation went through the end!
>
> Then at this point, if I used "LyX-2.0.7-Installer-1.exe" instead, it's
> fine.  So, it might be nice to warn 64 bit O/S users to download the
> "LyX-2.0.7-Installer-1.exe" on the download page and give them a little bit
> help on installing MiKTeX.
>
> Hope this helps.
>
>


Re: Error installing inside Windows 7 64-bit

2014-03-14 Thread Stephan Witt
Am 13.03.2014 um 22:57 schrieb STF lapsap7+...@gmail.com:

 On 7 March 2014 16:25, Stephan Witt st.w...@gmx.net wrote:
 Am 07.03.2014 um 16:12 schrieb STF lapsap7+...@gmail.com:
 
  On 7 March 2014 05:10, aparsloe apars...@clear.net.nz wrote:
 
  I've never tried installing the LyX bundle. I've always installed MiKTeX 
  first and then LyX -- and without problems. Recently I installed the 64-bit 
  version of MiKTeX 2.9 on a new(ish) 64-bit Windows 7 computer without 
  problems, [...deleted]
 
  Oh, for information: I have just tried basic-miktex-2.9.5105-x64.exe in XP 
  Pro 64-bit.  Guess what.  It crashed on first trial.  LOL
 
 Oh, for information: this is the LyX users list. And not the MiKTeX users 
 list…
 
 Oh, for information, my answer was a reply to a previous mail.  If you have 
 anything against MiKTeX, you should have answered to that mail, not mine.

I don't have anything against MiKTeX. I had something against LOL.

 And oh, for information, my answer is very useful to *LyX* users because it 
 tells them that installing *LyX* in XP Pro 64-bit could potentially fail if 
 they are using the bundle.  But probably you're more concentrated on kicking 
 off apparent non-LyX discussion than thinking further its implication.

No. I didn't like the tone of the discussion.

Stephan

Re: Error installing inside Windows 7 64-bit

2014-03-14 Thread Stephan Witt
Am 13.03.2014 um 22:57 schrieb STF lapsap7+...@gmail.com:

 On 7 March 2014 16:25, Stephan Witt st.w...@gmx.net wrote:
 Am 07.03.2014 um 16:12 schrieb STF lapsap7+...@gmail.com:
 
  On 7 March 2014 05:10, aparsloe apars...@clear.net.nz wrote:
 
  I've never tried installing the LyX bundle. I've always installed MiKTeX 
  first and then LyX -- and without problems. Recently I installed the 64-bit 
  version of MiKTeX 2.9 on a new(ish) 64-bit Windows 7 computer without 
  problems, [...deleted]
 
  Oh, for information: I have just tried basic-miktex-2.9.5105-x64.exe in XP 
  Pro 64-bit.  Guess what.  It crashed on first trial.  LOL
 
 Oh, for information: this is the LyX users list. And not the MiKTeX users 
 list…
 
 Oh, for information, my answer was a reply to a previous mail.  If you have 
 anything against MiKTeX, you should have answered to that mail, not mine.

I don't have anything against MiKTeX. I had something against LOL.

 And oh, for information, my answer is very useful to *LyX* users because it 
 tells them that installing *LyX* in XP Pro 64-bit could potentially fail if 
 they are using the bundle.  But probably you're more concentrated on kicking 
 off apparent non-LyX discussion than thinking further its implication.

No. I didn't like the tone of the discussion.

Stephan

Re: Error installing inside Windows 7 64-bit

2014-03-14 Thread Stephan Witt
Am 13.03.2014 um 22:57 schrieb STF :

> On 7 March 2014 16:25, Stephan Witt  wrote:
> Am 07.03.2014 um 16:12 schrieb STF :
> 
> > On 7 March 2014 05:10, aparsloe  wrote:
> >
> > I've never tried installing the LyX bundle. I've always installed MiKTeX 
> > first and then LyX -- and without problems. Recently I installed the 64-bit 
> > version of MiKTeX 2.9 on a new(ish) 64-bit Windows 7 computer without 
> > problems, [...deleted]
> >
> > Oh, for information: I have just tried basic-miktex-2.9.5105-x64.exe in XP 
> > Pro 64-bit.  Guess what.  It crashed on first trial.  LOL
> 
> Oh, for information: this is the LyX users list. And not the MiKTeX users 
> list…
> 
> Oh, for information, my answer was a reply to a previous mail.  If you have 
> anything against MiKTeX, you should have answered to that mail, not mine.

I don't have anything against MiKTeX. I had something against "LOL".

> And oh, for information, my answer is very useful to *LyX* users because it 
> tells them that installing *LyX* in XP Pro 64-bit could potentially fail if 
> they are using the bundle.  But probably you're more concentrated on kicking 
> off apparent non-LyX discussion than thinking further its implication.

No. I didn't like the tone of the discussion.

Stephan

Re: Error installing inside Windows 7 64-bit

2014-03-13 Thread STF
On 7 March 2014 16:25, Stephan Witt st.w...@gmx.net wrote:

 Am 07.03.2014 um 16:12 schrieb STF lapsap7+...@gmail.com:

  On 7 March 2014 05:10, aparsloe apars...@clear.net.nz wrote:
 
  I've never tried installing the LyX bundle. I've always installed MiKTeX
 first and then LyX -- and without problems. Recently I installed the 64-bit
 version of MiKTeX 2.9 on a new(ish) 64-bit Windows 7 computer without
 problems, [...deleted]
 
  Oh, for information: I have just tried basic-miktex-2.9.5105-x64.exe in
 XP Pro 64-bit.  Guess what.  It crashed on first trial.  LOL

 Oh, for information: this is the LyX users list. And not the MiKTeX users
 list…


Oh, for information, my answer was a reply to a previous mail.  If you have
anything against MiKTeX, you should have answered to that mail, not mine.

And oh, for information, my answer is very useful to *LyX* users because it
tells them that installing *LyX* in XP Pro 64-bit could potentially fail if
they are using the bundle.  But probably you're more concentrated on
kicking off apparent non-LyX discussion than thinking further its
implication.


On 8 March 2014 18:22, Uwe Stöhr uwesto...@web.de wrote:

 Am 06.03.2014 21:39, schrieb STF:


  The error I got are shown in the attached image:


 So there is either a packaing error in MiKTeX or a problem wit your
 Internet connection.


No, that's 100% impossible.  Why?  Because as I said (well, I think I have
said) I'm using the SAME 32-bit setup everywhere.  When I say the *same*, I
mean I have one single setup file in my hard drive and I copy from it again
and again to do tests.  And what results did I get?  In 64-bit O/S, the
setup would crash.  But in 32-bit O/S, it would work.  So the setup cannot
be corrupted (or it would have failed in 32-bit O/S) and I have no Internet
connection problem.


Can you therefore please try this:
 1. uninstall LyX _completely_
 2. uninstall MiKTeX _completely_
 3. check the registry that there are no traces of MiKTeX (and maybe LyX)
 and delte the traces
 4. download the 32bit version of MikTeX from here:
 http://download.heise.de/software/db66db9c69d45180fb6dd453a9dcfa
 7d/531b50c9/111255/basic-miktex-2.9.5105.exe


I didn't follow these steps of your because I'm pretty convinced they are
not useful in my case.  I have just done two hashings on the
basic-miktex-2.9.5105.exe.  If you can, you could check with me:
MD5: AEC100C7920A001679B8217A3D862B19
SHA-1: 8A0797F1 19D796FF 80ADFAB9 9945E76E 6883609F



 and install MiKTeX while you are logged in on Windows with Admin privileges


If you're suggesting it's an admin privilege problem, I'm 100% it's not.
Nothing to do with it.  I could have disable UAC which wouldn't change
anything at all.



 5. install LyX using this installer:
 http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/lyxwininstaller/
 LyXWinInstaller/2.0.7/LyX-207-Installer-2.exe

 Does this work? if not what error do you get?


If I use LyX *installer*, of course it would work *provided* that MiKTeX
could be installed.  So step 5 is not quite relevant.



 I see that www.miktex.org is completely dead and that might be the reason
 why the installation of MiKTeX fails.
 (Note that the 64bit version of MiKteX is supported by LyX but you will
 have restriction for citations (BibTeX) and thee is no large speed
 improvement between the 32bit and 64bit version.)


I knew that.  But between trying 32-bit setup and fail and trying 64-bit
setup with a little chance of success, do we (64-bit O/S users) have any
choice?


On 12 March 2014 23:51, Uwe Stöhr uwesto...@web.de wrote:


 Indeed that was the problem. MiKTeX is onlyine again for some days now, so
 please uninstal LyX _Completely_ (also MikTeX) and then reinstall LyX using
 the latest installer:

 http://sourceforge.net/projects/lyxwininstaller/files/LyXWinInstaller/2.0.7/LyX-207-Bundle-3.exe/download


Unfortunately, either bundle 1, 2 or 3, they all failed because MiKTeX
setup failed (I'm testing in VM this time).  As I said earlier, 64-bit O/S
users should be warned to use *installer* instead of *bundle*.


Re: Error installing inside Windows 7 64-bit

2014-03-13 Thread STF
On 7 March 2014 16:25, Stephan Witt st.w...@gmx.net wrote:

 Am 07.03.2014 um 16:12 schrieb STF lapsap7+...@gmail.com:

  On 7 March 2014 05:10, aparsloe apars...@clear.net.nz wrote:
 
  I've never tried installing the LyX bundle. I've always installed MiKTeX
 first and then LyX -- and without problems. Recently I installed the 64-bit
 version of MiKTeX 2.9 on a new(ish) 64-bit Windows 7 computer without
 problems, [...deleted]
 
  Oh, for information: I have just tried basic-miktex-2.9.5105-x64.exe in
 XP Pro 64-bit.  Guess what.  It crashed on first trial.  LOL

 Oh, for information: this is the LyX users list. And not the MiKTeX users
 list…


Oh, for information, my answer was a reply to a previous mail.  If you have
anything against MiKTeX, you should have answered to that mail, not mine.

And oh, for information, my answer is very useful to *LyX* users because it
tells them that installing *LyX* in XP Pro 64-bit could potentially fail if
they are using the bundle.  But probably you're more concentrated on
kicking off apparent non-LyX discussion than thinking further its
implication.


On 8 March 2014 18:22, Uwe Stöhr uwesto...@web.de wrote:

 Am 06.03.2014 21:39, schrieb STF:


  The error I got are shown in the attached image:


 So there is either a packaing error in MiKTeX or a problem wit your
 Internet connection.


No, that's 100% impossible.  Why?  Because as I said (well, I think I have
said) I'm using the SAME 32-bit setup everywhere.  When I say the *same*, I
mean I have one single setup file in my hard drive and I copy from it again
and again to do tests.  And what results did I get?  In 64-bit O/S, the
setup would crash.  But in 32-bit O/S, it would work.  So the setup cannot
be corrupted (or it would have failed in 32-bit O/S) and I have no Internet
connection problem.


Can you therefore please try this:
 1. uninstall LyX _completely_
 2. uninstall MiKTeX _completely_
 3. check the registry that there are no traces of MiKTeX (and maybe LyX)
 and delte the traces
 4. download the 32bit version of MikTeX from here:
 http://download.heise.de/software/db66db9c69d45180fb6dd453a9dcfa
 7d/531b50c9/111255/basic-miktex-2.9.5105.exe


I didn't follow these steps of your because I'm pretty convinced they are
not useful in my case.  I have just done two hashings on the
basic-miktex-2.9.5105.exe.  If you can, you could check with me:
MD5: AEC100C7920A001679B8217A3D862B19
SHA-1: 8A0797F1 19D796FF 80ADFAB9 9945E76E 6883609F



 and install MiKTeX while you are logged in on Windows with Admin privileges


If you're suggesting it's an admin privilege problem, I'm 100% it's not.
Nothing to do with it.  I could have disable UAC which wouldn't change
anything at all.



 5. install LyX using this installer:
 http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/lyxwininstaller/
 LyXWinInstaller/2.0.7/LyX-207-Installer-2.exe

 Does this work? if not what error do you get?


If I use LyX *installer*, of course it would work *provided* that MiKTeX
could be installed.  So step 5 is not quite relevant.



 I see that www.miktex.org is completely dead and that might be the reason
 why the installation of MiKTeX fails.
 (Note that the 64bit version of MiKteX is supported by LyX but you will
 have restriction for citations (BibTeX) and thee is no large speed
 improvement between the 32bit and 64bit version.)


I knew that.  But between trying 32-bit setup and fail and trying 64-bit
setup with a little chance of success, do we (64-bit O/S users) have any
choice?


On 12 March 2014 23:51, Uwe Stöhr uwesto...@web.de wrote:


 Indeed that was the problem. MiKTeX is onlyine again for some days now, so
 please uninstal LyX _Completely_ (also MikTeX) and then reinstall LyX using
 the latest installer:

 http://sourceforge.net/projects/lyxwininstaller/files/LyXWinInstaller/2.0.7/LyX-207-Bundle-3.exe/download


Unfortunately, either bundle 1, 2 or 3, they all failed because MiKTeX
setup failed (I'm testing in VM this time).  As I said earlier, 64-bit O/S
users should be warned to use *installer* instead of *bundle*.


Re: Error installing inside Windows 7 64-bit

2014-03-13 Thread STF
On 7 March 2014 16:25, Stephan Witt  wrote:

> Am 07.03.2014 um 16:12 schrieb STF :
>
> > On 7 March 2014 05:10, aparsloe  wrote:
> >
> > I've never tried installing the LyX bundle. I've always installed MiKTeX
> first and then LyX -- and without problems. Recently I installed the 64-bit
> version of MiKTeX 2.9 on a new(ish) 64-bit Windows 7 computer without
> problems, [...deleted]
> >
> > Oh, for information: I have just tried basic-miktex-2.9.5105-x64.exe in
> XP Pro 64-bit.  Guess what.  It crashed on first trial.  LOL
>
> Oh, for information: this is the LyX users list. And not the MiKTeX users
> list…
>

Oh, for information, my answer was a reply to a previous mail.  If you have
anything against MiKTeX, you should have answered to that mail, not mine.

And oh, for information, my answer is very useful to *LyX* users because it
tells them that installing *LyX* in XP Pro 64-bit could potentially fail if
they are using the bundle.  But probably you're more concentrated on
kicking off apparent non-LyX discussion than thinking further its
implication.


On 8 March 2014 18:22, Uwe Stöhr  wrote:

> Am 06.03.2014 21:39, schrieb STF:
>
>
>  The error I got are shown in the attached image:
>>
>
> So there is either a packaing error in MiKTeX or a problem wit your
> Internet connection.
>

No, that's 100% impossible.  Why?  Because as I said (well, I think I have
said) I'm using the SAME 32-bit setup everywhere.  When I say the *same*, I
mean I have one single setup file in my hard drive and I copy from it again
and again to do tests.  And what results did I get?  In 64-bit O/S, the
setup would crash.  But in 32-bit O/S, it would work.  So the setup cannot
be corrupted (or it would have failed in 32-bit O/S) and I have no Internet
connection problem.


Can you therefore please try this:
> 1. uninstall LyX _completely_
> 2. uninstall MiKTeX _completely_
> 3. check the registry that there are no traces of MiKTeX (and maybe LyX)
> and delte the traces
> 4. download the 32bit version of MikTeX from here:
> http://download.heise.de/software/db66db9c69d45180fb6dd453a9dcfa
> 7d/531b50c9/111255/basic-miktex-2.9.5105.exe
>

I didn't follow these steps of your because I'm pretty convinced they are
not useful in my case.  I have just done two hashings on the
basic-miktex-2.9.5105.exe.  If you can, you could check with me:
MD5: AEC100C7920A001679B8217A3D862B19
SHA-1: 8A0797F1 19D796FF 80ADFAB9 9945E76E 6883609F



> and install MiKTeX while you are logged in on Windows with Admin privileges
>

If you're suggesting it's an admin privilege problem, I'm 100% it's not.
Nothing to do with it.  I could have disable UAC which wouldn't change
anything at all.



> 5. install LyX using this installer:
> http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/lyxwininstaller/
> LyXWinInstaller/2.0.7/LyX-207-Installer-2.exe
>
> Does this work? if not what error do you get?
>

If I use LyX *installer*, of course it would work *provided* that MiKTeX
could be installed.  So step 5 is not quite relevant.



> I see that www.miktex.org is completely dead and that might be the reason
> why the installation of MiKTeX fails.
> (Note that the 64bit version of MiKteX is supported by LyX but you will
> have restriction for citations (BibTeX) and thee is no large speed
> improvement between the 32bit and 64bit version.)
>

I knew that.  But between "trying 32-bit setup and fail" and "trying 64-bit
setup with a little chance of success", do we (64-bit O/S users) have any
choice?


On 12 March 2014 23:51, Uwe Stöhr  wrote:


> Indeed that was the problem. MiKTeX is onlyine again for some days now, so
> please uninstal LyX _Completely_ (also MikTeX) and then reinstall LyX using
> the latest installer:
>
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/lyxwininstaller/files/LyXWinInstaller/2.0.7/LyX-207-Bundle-3.exe/download
>

Unfortunately, either bundle 1, 2 or 3, they all failed because MiKTeX
setup failed (I'm testing in VM this time).  As I said earlier, 64-bit O/S
users should be warned to use *installer* instead of *bundle*.


Re: Error installing inside Windows 7 64-bit

2014-03-12 Thread Uwe Stöhr

Am 08.03.2014 18:22, schrieb Uwe Stöhr:


I see that www.miktex.org is completely dead and that might be the reason why 
the installation of
MiKTeX fails.


Indeed that was the problem. MiKTeX is onlyine again for some days now, so please uninstal LyX 
_Completely_ (also MikTeX) and then reinstall LyX using the latest installer:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/lyxwininstaller/files/LyXWinInstaller/2.0.7/LyX-207-Bundle-3.exe/download

regards Uwe



Re: Error installing inside Windows 7 64-bit

2014-03-12 Thread Uwe Stöhr

Am 08.03.2014 18:22, schrieb Uwe Stöhr:


I see that www.miktex.org is completely dead and that might be the reason why 
the installation of
MiKTeX fails.


Indeed that was the problem. MiKTeX is onlyine again for some days now, so please uninstal LyX 
_Completely_ (also MikTeX) and then reinstall LyX using the latest installer:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/lyxwininstaller/files/LyXWinInstaller/2.0.7/LyX-207-Bundle-3.exe/download

regards Uwe



Re: Error installing inside Windows 7 64-bit

2014-03-12 Thread Uwe Stöhr

Am 08.03.2014 18:22, schrieb Uwe Stöhr:


I see that www.miktex.org is completely dead and that might be the reason why 
the installation of
MiKTeX fails.


Indeed that was the problem. MiKTeX is onlyine again for some days now, so please uninstal LyX 
_Completely_ (also MikTeX) and then reinstall LyX using the latest installer:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/lyxwininstaller/files/LyXWinInstaller/2.0.7/LyX-207-Bundle-3.exe/download

regards Uwe



Re: Error installing inside Windows 7 64-bit

2014-03-08 Thread Uwe Stöhr

Am 06.03.2014 21:39, schrieb STF:


The error I got are shown in the attached image:


So there is either a packaing error in MiKTeX or a problem wit your Internet 
connection.

Can you therefore please try this:
1. uninstall LyX _completely_
2. uninstall MiKTeX _completely_
3. check the registry that there are no traces of MiKTeX (and maybe LyX) and 
delte the traces
4. download the 32bit version of MikTeX from here:
http://download.heise.de/software/db66db9c69d45180fb6dd453a9dcfa7d/531b50c9/111255/basic-miktex-2.9.5105.exe
and install MiKTeX while you are logged in on Windows with Admin privileges
5. install LyX using this installer:
http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/lyxwininstaller/LyXWinInstaller/2.0.7/LyX-207-Installer-2.exe

Does this work? if not what error do you get?

--

I see that www.miktex.org is completely dead and that might be the reason why the installation of 
MiKTeX fails.
(Note that the 64bit version of MiKteX is supported by LyX but you will have restriction for 
citations (BibTeX) and thee is no large speed improvement between the 32bit and 64bit version.)


regards Uwe


Re: Error installing inside Windows 7 64-bit

2014-03-08 Thread Uwe Stöhr

Am 06.03.2014 21:39, schrieb STF:


The error I got are shown in the attached image:


So there is either a packaing error in MiKTeX or a problem wit your Internet 
connection.

Can you therefore please try this:
1. uninstall LyX _completely_
2. uninstall MiKTeX _completely_
3. check the registry that there are no traces of MiKTeX (and maybe LyX) and 
delte the traces
4. download the 32bit version of MikTeX from here:
http://download.heise.de/software/db66db9c69d45180fb6dd453a9dcfa7d/531b50c9/111255/basic-miktex-2.9.5105.exe
and install MiKTeX while you are logged in on Windows with Admin privileges
5. install LyX using this installer:
http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/lyxwininstaller/LyXWinInstaller/2.0.7/LyX-207-Installer-2.exe

Does this work? if not what error do you get?

--

I see that www.miktex.org is completely dead and that might be the reason why the installation of 
MiKTeX fails.
(Note that the 64bit version of MiKteX is supported by LyX but you will have restriction for 
citations (BibTeX) and thee is no large speed improvement between the 32bit and 64bit version.)


regards Uwe


Re: Error installing inside Windows 7 64-bit

2014-03-08 Thread Uwe Stöhr

Am 06.03.2014 21:39, schrieb STF:


The error I got are shown in the attached image:


So there is either a packaing error in MiKTeX or a problem wit your Internet 
connection.

Can you therefore please try this:
1. uninstall LyX _completely_
2. uninstall MiKTeX _completely_
3. check the registry that there are no traces of MiKTeX (and maybe LyX) and 
delte the traces
4. download the 32bit version of MikTeX from here:
http://download.heise.de/software/db66db9c69d45180fb6dd453a9dcfa7d/531b50c9/111255/basic-miktex-2.9.5105.exe
and install MiKTeX while you are logged in on Windows with Admin privileges
5. install LyX using this installer:
http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/lyxwininstaller/LyXWinInstaller/2.0.7/LyX-207-Installer-2.exe

Does this work? if not what error do you get?

--

I see that www.miktex.org is completely dead and that might be the reason why the installation of 
MiKTeX fails.
(Note that the 64bit version of MiKteX is supported by LyX but you will have restriction for 
citations (BibTeX) and thee is no large speed improvement between the 32bit and 64bit version.)


regards Uwe


Re: Error installing inside Windows 7 64-bit

2014-03-07 Thread STF
On 6 March 2014 23:51, Denis Navas Vega denis.na...@gmail.com wrote:


 That's a problem that I have suffered in the past with different programs,
 after windows actualizations.  This is a windows problem.


No idea what you meant by windows actualizations, but indeed I have had
some problems as well with some setups.  I once had problem installing
VMware Workstation in an updated version in my Windows XP.  But the problem
was resolved in the next updated version.  But the key word here is *in the
past*!!

That is to say I totally disagree with you!  Come on, we are already in
2014!  Windows 7 has been released more than 4 years ago.  Don't they have
enough time to fix problem in their setup during all this time?  Saying
that it's windows problem is purely a lame excuse.  If they are unable to
adapt, that simply mean they are not good enough.  QED.  Thinking about
evolution, if a species is unable to adapt to its environment, it's damned
to disappear soon.  I would bet this natural selection law also applies
here.

And don't give me the lame excuse that because it's free, it has to have
problem.  There are myriads of free programs out there in the Internet,
most of them don't have problem.  Why did they manage to do so?

Skillful people fix things immediately.  Unskillful people give excuse
immediately and blame the wrongs on others.


Re: Error installing inside Windows 7 64-bit

2014-03-07 Thread STF
On 7 March 2014 05:10, aparsloe apars...@clear.net.nz wrote:


 I've never tried installing the LyX bundle. I've always installed MiKTeX
 first and then LyX -- and without problems. Recently I installed the 64-bit
 version of MiKTeX 2.9 on a new(ish) 64-bit Windows 7 computer without
 problems,


OK, with all fairness, I have just tried the 64bit installer many times and
at one time it passed!  So your *good* experience is a fluke, you lucky guy
:)

In another instance, ie in another Win7 64bit, I tried to define its
compatibility to Vista and it worked.  That means the setup has not been
modified since prehistory (I mean 2006, more than 8 years ago)??


 but discovered that biber was missing from that distro -- evidently the
 64-bit distro is still experimental -- so I went back to the 32-bit
 MiKTeX 2.9 (the Basic distribution of 160 MB or so, and then added the
 packages detailed under LaTeX Configuration in LyX's Help menu).  It too
 installed without problems.

 As for MiKTeX being a  big piece of $h!t, I haven't had problems with it
 (and it certainly doesn't give me the kind of conflict between package
 managers mentioned in a recent thread on this list that users of TeXLive on
 Ubuntu systems face).

 Andrew


All this would lead to the only valid conclusion: MiKTeX and its setup are
too *unstable*.  I would certainly avoid using it if there's alternative
LaTeX distribution.


Re: Error installing inside Windows 7 64-bit

2014-03-07 Thread STF
On 6 March 2014 23:51, Denis Navas Vega denis.na...@gmail.com wrote:


 That's a problem that I have suffered in the past with different programs,
 after windows actualizations.  This is a windows problem.



Oh, and one more thing.  Saying that is *a windows problem* is not a
constructive comment because it does not help users who want to install LyX
on their O/S, does it?  I mean, what did you expect people to do when you
said it's windows problem?  Does that give any concrete solution or
workaround?


Re: Error installing inside Windows 7 64-bit

2014-03-07 Thread STF
On 7 March 2014 05:10, aparsloe apars...@clear.net.nz wrote:


  I've never tried installing the LyX bundle. I've always installed MiKTeX
 first and then LyX -- and without problems. Recently I installed the 64-bit
 version of MiKTeX 2.9 on a new(ish) 64-bit Windows 7 computer without
 problems, [...deleted]


Oh, for information: I have just tried basic-miktex-2.9.5105-x64.exe in XP
Pro 64-bit.  Guess what.  It crashed on first trial.  LOL


Re: Error installing inside Windows 7 64-bit

2014-03-07 Thread stefano franchi
On Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 9:12 AM, STF lapsap7+...@gmail.com wrote:

 On 7 March 2014 05:10, aparsloe apars...@clear.net.nz wrote:


 I've never tried installing the LyX bundle. I've always installed MiKTeX
 first and then LyX -- and without problems. Recently I installed the 64-bit
 version of MiKTeX 2.9 on a new(ish) 64-bit Windows 7 computer without
 problems, [...deleted]


 Oh, for information: I have just tried basic-miktex-2.9.5105-x64.exe in XP
 Pro 64-bit.  Guess what.  It crashed on first trial.  LOL



I have never used TeX on Windows, but have you tried the TeXLive
disribution (the standard on Linux and Mac, in its MacTeX version)? It
is available for Windows too (just look on Ctan).
Perhaps it'll solve some of your problems.



Cheers,

Stefano


-- 
__
Stefano Franchi
Associate Research Professor
Department of Hispanic Studies Ph:   +1 (979) 845-2125
Texas AM University  Fax:  +1 (979) 845-6421
College Station, Texas, USA

stef...@tamu.edu
http://stefano.cleinias.org


Re: Error installing inside Windows 7 64-bit

2014-03-07 Thread Stephan Witt
Am 07.03.2014 um 16:12 schrieb STF lapsap7+...@gmail.com:

 On 7 March 2014 05:10, aparsloe apars...@clear.net.nz wrote:
 
 I've never tried installing the LyX bundle. I've always installed MiKTeX 
 first and then LyX -- and without problems. Recently I installed the 64-bit 
 version of MiKTeX 2.9 on a new(ish) 64-bit Windows 7 computer without 
 problems, [...deleted]
 
 Oh, for information: I have just tried basic-miktex-2.9.5105-x64.exe in XP 
 Pro 64-bit.  Guess what.  It crashed on first trial.  LOL

Oh, for information: this is the LyX users list. And not the MiKTeX users list…

Regards,
Stephan

Re: Error installing inside Windows 7 64-bit

2014-03-07 Thread STF
On 6 March 2014 23:51, Denis Navas Vega denis.na...@gmail.com wrote:


 That's a problem that I have suffered in the past with different programs,
 after windows actualizations.  This is a windows problem.


No idea what you meant by windows actualizations, but indeed I have had
some problems as well with some setups.  I once had problem installing
VMware Workstation in an updated version in my Windows XP.  But the problem
was resolved in the next updated version.  But the key word here is *in the
past*!!

That is to say I totally disagree with you!  Come on, we are already in
2014!  Windows 7 has been released more than 4 years ago.  Don't they have
enough time to fix problem in their setup during all this time?  Saying
that it's windows problem is purely a lame excuse.  If they are unable to
adapt, that simply mean they are not good enough.  QED.  Thinking about
evolution, if a species is unable to adapt to its environment, it's damned
to disappear soon.  I would bet this natural selection law also applies
here.

And don't give me the lame excuse that because it's free, it has to have
problem.  There are myriads of free programs out there in the Internet,
most of them don't have problem.  Why did they manage to do so?

Skillful people fix things immediately.  Unskillful people give excuse
immediately and blame the wrongs on others.


Re: Error installing inside Windows 7 64-bit

2014-03-07 Thread STF
On 7 March 2014 05:10, aparsloe apars...@clear.net.nz wrote:


 I've never tried installing the LyX bundle. I've always installed MiKTeX
 first and then LyX -- and without problems. Recently I installed the 64-bit
 version of MiKTeX 2.9 on a new(ish) 64-bit Windows 7 computer without
 problems,


OK, with all fairness, I have just tried the 64bit installer many times and
at one time it passed!  So your *good* experience is a fluke, you lucky guy
:)

In another instance, ie in another Win7 64bit, I tried to define its
compatibility to Vista and it worked.  That means the setup has not been
modified since prehistory (I mean 2006, more than 8 years ago)??


 but discovered that biber was missing from that distro -- evidently the
 64-bit distro is still experimental -- so I went back to the 32-bit
 MiKTeX 2.9 (the Basic distribution of 160 MB or so, and then added the
 packages detailed under LaTeX Configuration in LyX's Help menu).  It too
 installed without problems.

 As for MiKTeX being a  big piece of $h!t, I haven't had problems with it
 (and it certainly doesn't give me the kind of conflict between package
 managers mentioned in a recent thread on this list that users of TeXLive on
 Ubuntu systems face).

 Andrew


All this would lead to the only valid conclusion: MiKTeX and its setup are
too *unstable*.  I would certainly avoid using it if there's alternative
LaTeX distribution.


Re: Error installing inside Windows 7 64-bit

2014-03-07 Thread STF
On 6 March 2014 23:51, Denis Navas Vega denis.na...@gmail.com wrote:


 That's a problem that I have suffered in the past with different programs,
 after windows actualizations.  This is a windows problem.



Oh, and one more thing.  Saying that is *a windows problem* is not a
constructive comment because it does not help users who want to install LyX
on their O/S, does it?  I mean, what did you expect people to do when you
said it's windows problem?  Does that give any concrete solution or
workaround?


Re: Error installing inside Windows 7 64-bit

2014-03-07 Thread STF
On 7 March 2014 05:10, aparsloe apars...@clear.net.nz wrote:


  I've never tried installing the LyX bundle. I've always installed MiKTeX
 first and then LyX -- and without problems. Recently I installed the 64-bit
 version of MiKTeX 2.9 on a new(ish) 64-bit Windows 7 computer without
 problems, [...deleted]


Oh, for information: I have just tried basic-miktex-2.9.5105-x64.exe in XP
Pro 64-bit.  Guess what.  It crashed on first trial.  LOL


Re: Error installing inside Windows 7 64-bit

2014-03-07 Thread stefano franchi
On Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 9:12 AM, STF lapsap7+...@gmail.com wrote:

 On 7 March 2014 05:10, aparsloe apars...@clear.net.nz wrote:


 I've never tried installing the LyX bundle. I've always installed MiKTeX
 first and then LyX -- and without problems. Recently I installed the 64-bit
 version of MiKTeX 2.9 on a new(ish) 64-bit Windows 7 computer without
 problems, [...deleted]


 Oh, for information: I have just tried basic-miktex-2.9.5105-x64.exe in XP
 Pro 64-bit.  Guess what.  It crashed on first trial.  LOL



I have never used TeX on Windows, but have you tried the TeXLive
disribution (the standard on Linux and Mac, in its MacTeX version)? It
is available for Windows too (just look on Ctan).
Perhaps it'll solve some of your problems.



Cheers,

Stefano


-- 
__
Stefano Franchi
Associate Research Professor
Department of Hispanic Studies Ph:   +1 (979) 845-2125
Texas AM University  Fax:  +1 (979) 845-6421
College Station, Texas, USA

stef...@tamu.edu
http://stefano.cleinias.org


Re: Error installing inside Windows 7 64-bit

2014-03-07 Thread Stephan Witt
Am 07.03.2014 um 16:12 schrieb STF lapsap7+...@gmail.com:

 On 7 March 2014 05:10, aparsloe apars...@clear.net.nz wrote:
 
 I've never tried installing the LyX bundle. I've always installed MiKTeX 
 first and then LyX -- and without problems. Recently I installed the 64-bit 
 version of MiKTeX 2.9 on a new(ish) 64-bit Windows 7 computer without 
 problems, [...deleted]
 
 Oh, for information: I have just tried basic-miktex-2.9.5105-x64.exe in XP 
 Pro 64-bit.  Guess what.  It crashed on first trial.  LOL

Oh, for information: this is the LyX users list. And not the MiKTeX users list…

Regards,
Stephan

Re: Error installing inside Windows 7 64-bit

2014-03-07 Thread STF
On 6 March 2014 23:51, Denis Navas Vega  wrote:

>
> That's a problem that I have suffered in the past with different programs,
> after windows actualizations.  This is a windows problem.
>

No idea what you meant by "windows actualizations", but indeed I have had
some problems as well with some setups.  I once had problem installing
VMware Workstation in an updated version in my Windows XP.  But the problem
was resolved in the next updated version.  But the key word here is *in the
past*!!

That is to say I totally disagree with you!  Come on, we are already in
2014!  Windows 7 has been released more than 4 years ago.  Don't they have
enough time to fix problem in their setup during all this time?  Saying
that it's windows problem is purely a lame excuse.  If they are unable to
adapt, that simply mean they are not good enough.  QED.  Thinking about
evolution, if a species is unable to adapt to its environment, it's damned
to disappear soon.  I would bet this "natural selection law" also applies
here.

And don't give me the lame excuse that because it's free, it has to have
problem.  There are myriads of free programs out there in the Internet,
most of them don't have problem.  Why did they manage to do so?

"Skillful people fix things immediately.  Unskillful people give excuse
immediately and blame the wrongs on others."


Re: Error installing inside Windows 7 64-bit

2014-03-07 Thread STF
On 7 March 2014 05:10, aparsloe  wrote:

>
> I've never tried installing the LyX bundle. I've always installed MiKTeX
> first and then LyX -- and without problems. Recently I installed the 64-bit
> version of MiKTeX 2.9 on a new(ish) 64-bit Windows 7 computer without
> problems,


OK, with all fairness, I have just tried the 64bit installer many times and
at one time it passed!  So your *good* experience is a fluke, you lucky guy
:)

In another instance, ie in another Win7 64bit, I tried to define its
compatibility to Vista and it worked.  That means the setup has not been
modified since prehistory (I mean 2006, more than 8 years ago)??


> but discovered that biber was missing from that distro -- evidently the
> 64-bit distro is still "experimental" -- so I went back to the 32-bit
> MiKTeX 2.9 (the Basic distribution of 160 MB or so, and then added the
> packages detailed under LaTeX Configuration in LyX's Help menu).  It too
> installed without problems.
>
> As for MiKTeX being a " big piece of $h!t", I haven't had problems with it
> (and it certainly doesn't give me the kind of conflict between package
> managers mentioned in a recent thread on this list that users of TeXLive on
> Ubuntu systems face).
>
> Andrew


All this would lead to the only valid conclusion: MiKTeX and its setup are
too *unstable*.  I would certainly avoid using it if there's alternative
LaTeX distribution.


Re: Error installing inside Windows 7 64-bit

2014-03-07 Thread STF
On 6 March 2014 23:51, Denis Navas Vega  wrote:


> That's a problem that I have suffered in the past with different programs,
> after windows actualizations.  This is a windows problem.
>


Oh, and one more thing.  Saying that is *a windows problem* is not a
constructive comment because it does not help users who want to install LyX
on their O/S, does it?  I mean, what did you expect people to do when you
said "it's windows problem"?  Does that give any concrete solution or
workaround?


Re: Error installing inside Windows 7 64-bit

2014-03-07 Thread STF
On 7 March 2014 05:10, aparsloe  wrote:

>
>  I've never tried installing the LyX bundle. I've always installed MiKTeX
> first and then LyX -- and without problems. Recently I installed the 64-bit
> version of MiKTeX 2.9 on a new(ish) 64-bit Windows 7 computer without
> problems, [...deleted]
>

Oh, for information: I have just tried basic-miktex-2.9.5105-x64.exe in XP
Pro 64-bit.  Guess what.  It crashed on first trial.  LOL


Re: Error installing inside Windows 7 64-bit

2014-03-07 Thread stefano franchi
On Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 9:12 AM, STF  wrote:
>
> On 7 March 2014 05:10, aparsloe  wrote:
>>
>>
>> I've never tried installing the LyX bundle. I've always installed MiKTeX
>> first and then LyX -- and without problems. Recently I installed the 64-bit
>> version of MiKTeX 2.9 on a new(ish) 64-bit Windows 7 computer without
>> problems, [...deleted]
>
>
> Oh, for information: I have just tried basic-miktex-2.9.5105-x64.exe in XP
> Pro 64-bit.  Guess what.  It crashed on first trial.  LOL
>
>

I have never used TeX on Windows, but have you tried the TeXLive
disribution (the standard on Linux and Mac, in its MacTeX version)? It
is available for Windows too (just look on Ctan).
Perhaps it'll solve some of your problems.



Cheers,

Stefano


-- 
__
Stefano Franchi
Associate Research Professor
Department of Hispanic Studies Ph:   +1 (979) 845-2125
Texas A University  Fax:  +1 (979) 845-6421
College Station, Texas, USA

stef...@tamu.edu
http://stefano.cleinias.org


Re: Error installing inside Windows 7 64-bit

2014-03-07 Thread Stephan Witt
Am 07.03.2014 um 16:12 schrieb STF :

> On 7 March 2014 05:10, aparsloe  wrote:
> 
> I've never tried installing the LyX bundle. I've always installed MiKTeX 
> first and then LyX -- and without problems. Recently I installed the 64-bit 
> version of MiKTeX 2.9 on a new(ish) 64-bit Windows 7 computer without 
> problems, [...deleted]
> 
> Oh, for information: I have just tried basic-miktex-2.9.5105-x64.exe in XP 
> Pro 64-bit.  Guess what.  It crashed on first trial.  LOL

Oh, for information: this is the LyX users list. And not the MiKTeX users list…

Regards,
Stephan

Re: Error installing inside Windows 7 64-bit

2014-03-06 Thread Denis Navas Vega

El 2014-03-06 02:39 p.m., STF escribió:

Hi,

I came across error while trying to install LyX 2.0.7 in Windows 7
64-bit (actually I have tried in many computers with the same error).
I'm using the setup called LyX-2.0.7-Bundle-1.exe downloaded from LyX
official website.  As to Windows, to be exact, I have tried Windows 7
Professional  Enterprise SP1 64-bit but I don't think the *editions*
and *SP1* parts are relevant.  I think the problem would still happen in
other 64-bit Windows O/S, eg XP, Vista, etc.

The error I got are shown in the attached image: the upper dialog
appeared first.  But almost immediately, it's grayed out and the lower
dialog appeared and LyX installation simply was aborted and failed.  LyX
setup then tried to roll back but it got stuck on Remove folder:
C:\Program Files (x86)\LyX 2.0\ and I had to press the Cancel button.

I went a bit further and described here below:

I took basic-miktex-2.9.5105.exe and run it in another Windows 7 64-bit
and it still crashed! I then downloaded basic-miktex-2.9.5105-x64.exe
from MiKTeX official website and tried it but that crashed as well!
Seems like MiKTeX setup has very serious problem installing in 64bit O/S!

(Off-topic 1: Maybe it's some known bug like
http://sourceforge.net/p/miktex/bugs/2208/?)
(Off-topic 2: I have heard from some other friends of mine that MiKTeX
is actually a big piece of $h!t and their developers, being very
arrogant, didn't care about their installer not working in 64-bit O/S
and I quite agree with them after finding a lot of mails in their
mailing-list which are never answered!)

But I found out that if I run basic-miktex-2.9.5105.exe the second time
with the option Reinstall using recommended settings (which is *only*
available when the setup is run outside LyX) after deleting C:\Program
Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9 folder, the installation went through the end!

Then at this point, if I used LyX-2.0.7-Installer-1.exe instead, it's
fine.  So, it might be nice to warn 64 bit O/S users to download the
LyX-2.0.7-Installer-1.exe on the download page and give them a little
bit help on installing MiKTeX.

Hope this helps.



That's a problem that I have suffered in the past with different 
programs, after windows actualizations.  This is a windows problem.






Re: Error installing inside Windows 7 64-bit

2014-03-06 Thread aparsloe

On 7/03/2014 11:51 a.m., Denis Navas Vega wrote:

El 2014-03-06 02:39 p.m., STF escribió:

Hi,

I came across error while trying to install LyX 2.0.7 in Windows 7
64-bit (actually I have tried in many computers with the same error).
I'm using the setup called LyX-2.0.7-Bundle-1.exe downloaded from LyX
official website.  As to Windows, to be exact, I have tried Windows 7
Professional  Enterprise SP1 64-bit but I don't think the *editions*
and *SP1* parts are relevant.  I think the problem would still happen in
other 64-bit Windows O/S, eg XP, Vista, etc.

The error I got are shown in the attached image: the upper dialog
appeared first.  But almost immediately, it's grayed out and the lower
dialog appeared and LyX installation simply was aborted and failed.  LyX
setup then tried to roll back but it got stuck on Remove folder:
C:\Program Files (x86)\LyX 2.0\ and I had to press the Cancel button.

I went a bit further and described here below:

I took basic-miktex-2.9.5105.exe and run it in another Windows 7 64-bit
and it still crashed! I then downloaded basic-miktex-2.9.5105-x64.exe
from MiKTeX official website and tried it but that crashed as well!
Seems like MiKTeX setup has very serious problem installing in 64bit 
O/S!


(Off-topic 1: Maybe it's some known bug like
http://sourceforge.net/p/miktex/bugs/2208/?)
(Off-topic 2: I have heard from some other friends of mine that MiKTeX
is actually a big piece of $h!t and their developers, being very
arrogant, didn't care about their installer not working in 64-bit O/S
and I quite agree with them after finding a lot of mails in their
mailing-list which are never answered!)

But I found out that if I run basic-miktex-2.9.5105.exe the second time
with the option Reinstall using recommended settings (which is *only*
available when the setup is run outside LyX) after deleting C:\Program
Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9 folder, the installation went through the end!

Then at this point, if I used LyX-2.0.7-Installer-1.exe instead, it's
fine.  So, it might be nice to warn 64 bit O/S users to download the
LyX-2.0.7-Installer-1.exe on the download page and give them a little
bit help on installing MiKTeX.

Hope this helps.



That's a problem that I have suffered in the past with different 
programs, after windows actualizations.  This is a windows problem.
I've never tried installing the LyX bundle. I've always installed MiKTeX 
first and then LyX -- and without problems. Recently I installed the 
64-bit version of MiKTeX 2.9 on a new(ish) 64-bit Windows 7 computer 
without problems, but discovered that biber was missing from that distro 
-- evidently the 64-bit distro is still experimental -- so I went back 
to the 32-bit MiKTeX 2.9 (the Basic distribution of 160 MB or so, and 
then added the packages detailed under LaTeX Configuration in LyX's Help 
menu).  It too installed without problems.


As for MiKTeX being a  big piece of $h!t, I haven't had problems with 
it (and it certainly doesn't give me the kind of conflict between 
package managers mentioned in a recent thread on this list that users of 
TeXLive on Ubuntu systems face).


Andrew



Re: Error installing inside Windows 7 64-bit

2014-03-06 Thread Denis Navas Vega

El 2014-03-06 02:39 p.m., STF escribió:

Hi,

I came across error while trying to install LyX 2.0.7 in Windows 7
64-bit (actually I have tried in many computers with the same error).
I'm using the setup called LyX-2.0.7-Bundle-1.exe downloaded from LyX
official website.  As to Windows, to be exact, I have tried Windows 7
Professional  Enterprise SP1 64-bit but I don't think the *editions*
and *SP1* parts are relevant.  I think the problem would still happen in
other 64-bit Windows O/S, eg XP, Vista, etc.

The error I got are shown in the attached image: the upper dialog
appeared first.  But almost immediately, it's grayed out and the lower
dialog appeared and LyX installation simply was aborted and failed.  LyX
setup then tried to roll back but it got stuck on Remove folder:
C:\Program Files (x86)\LyX 2.0\ and I had to press the Cancel button.

I went a bit further and described here below:

I took basic-miktex-2.9.5105.exe and run it in another Windows 7 64-bit
and it still crashed! I then downloaded basic-miktex-2.9.5105-x64.exe
from MiKTeX official website and tried it but that crashed as well!
Seems like MiKTeX setup has very serious problem installing in 64bit O/S!

(Off-topic 1: Maybe it's some known bug like
http://sourceforge.net/p/miktex/bugs/2208/?)
(Off-topic 2: I have heard from some other friends of mine that MiKTeX
is actually a big piece of $h!t and their developers, being very
arrogant, didn't care about their installer not working in 64-bit O/S
and I quite agree with them after finding a lot of mails in their
mailing-list which are never answered!)

But I found out that if I run basic-miktex-2.9.5105.exe the second time
with the option Reinstall using recommended settings (which is *only*
available when the setup is run outside LyX) after deleting C:\Program
Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9 folder, the installation went through the end!

Then at this point, if I used LyX-2.0.7-Installer-1.exe instead, it's
fine.  So, it might be nice to warn 64 bit O/S users to download the
LyX-2.0.7-Installer-1.exe on the download page and give them a little
bit help on installing MiKTeX.

Hope this helps.



That's a problem that I have suffered in the past with different 
programs, after windows actualizations.  This is a windows problem.






Re: Error installing inside Windows 7 64-bit

2014-03-06 Thread aparsloe

On 7/03/2014 11:51 a.m., Denis Navas Vega wrote:

El 2014-03-06 02:39 p.m., STF escribió:

Hi,

I came across error while trying to install LyX 2.0.7 in Windows 7
64-bit (actually I have tried in many computers with the same error).
I'm using the setup called LyX-2.0.7-Bundle-1.exe downloaded from LyX
official website.  As to Windows, to be exact, I have tried Windows 7
Professional  Enterprise SP1 64-bit but I don't think the *editions*
and *SP1* parts are relevant.  I think the problem would still happen in
other 64-bit Windows O/S, eg XP, Vista, etc.

The error I got are shown in the attached image: the upper dialog
appeared first.  But almost immediately, it's grayed out and the lower
dialog appeared and LyX installation simply was aborted and failed.  LyX
setup then tried to roll back but it got stuck on Remove folder:
C:\Program Files (x86)\LyX 2.0\ and I had to press the Cancel button.

I went a bit further and described here below:

I took basic-miktex-2.9.5105.exe and run it in another Windows 7 64-bit
and it still crashed! I then downloaded basic-miktex-2.9.5105-x64.exe
from MiKTeX official website and tried it but that crashed as well!
Seems like MiKTeX setup has very serious problem installing in 64bit 
O/S!


(Off-topic 1: Maybe it's some known bug like
http://sourceforge.net/p/miktex/bugs/2208/?)
(Off-topic 2: I have heard from some other friends of mine that MiKTeX
is actually a big piece of $h!t and their developers, being very
arrogant, didn't care about their installer not working in 64-bit O/S
and I quite agree with them after finding a lot of mails in their
mailing-list which are never answered!)

But I found out that if I run basic-miktex-2.9.5105.exe the second time
with the option Reinstall using recommended settings (which is *only*
available when the setup is run outside LyX) after deleting C:\Program
Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9 folder, the installation went through the end!

Then at this point, if I used LyX-2.0.7-Installer-1.exe instead, it's
fine.  So, it might be nice to warn 64 bit O/S users to download the
LyX-2.0.7-Installer-1.exe on the download page and give them a little
bit help on installing MiKTeX.

Hope this helps.



That's a problem that I have suffered in the past with different 
programs, after windows actualizations.  This is a windows problem.
I've never tried installing the LyX bundle. I've always installed MiKTeX 
first and then LyX -- and without problems. Recently I installed the 
64-bit version of MiKTeX 2.9 on a new(ish) 64-bit Windows 7 computer 
without problems, but discovered that biber was missing from that distro 
-- evidently the 64-bit distro is still experimental -- so I went back 
to the 32-bit MiKTeX 2.9 (the Basic distribution of 160 MB or so, and 
then added the packages detailed under LaTeX Configuration in LyX's Help 
menu).  It too installed without problems.


As for MiKTeX being a  big piece of $h!t, I haven't had problems with 
it (and it certainly doesn't give me the kind of conflict between 
package managers mentioned in a recent thread on this list that users of 
TeXLive on Ubuntu systems face).


Andrew



Re: Error installing inside Windows 7 64-bit

2014-03-06 Thread Denis Navas Vega

El 2014-03-06 02:39 p.m., STF escribió:

Hi,

I came across error while trying to install LyX 2.0.7 in Windows 7
64-bit (actually I have tried in many computers with the same error).
I'm using the setup called "LyX-2.0.7-Bundle-1.exe" downloaded from LyX
official website.  As to Windows, to be exact, I have tried Windows 7
Professional & Enterprise SP1 64-bit but I don't think the *editions*
and *SP1* parts are relevant.  I think the problem would still happen in
other 64-bit Windows O/S, eg XP, Vista, etc.

The error I got are shown in the attached image: the upper dialog
appeared first.  But almost immediately, it's grayed out and the lower
dialog appeared and LyX installation simply was aborted and failed.  LyX
setup then tried to roll back but it got stuck on "Remove folder:
C:\Program Files (x86)\LyX 2.0\" and I had to press the Cancel button.

I went a bit further and described here below:

I took basic-miktex-2.9.5105.exe and run it in another Windows 7 64-bit
and it still crashed! I then downloaded basic-miktex-2.9.5105-x64.exe
from MiKTeX official website and tried it but that crashed as well!
Seems like MiKTeX setup has very serious problem installing in 64bit O/S!

(Off-topic 1: Maybe it's some known bug like
http://sourceforge.net/p/miktex/bugs/2208/?)
(Off-topic 2: I have heard from some other friends of mine that MiKTeX
is actually a big piece of $h!t and their developers, being very
arrogant, didn't care about their installer not working in 64-bit O/S
and I quite agree with them after finding a lot of mails in their
mailing-list which are never answered!)

But I found out that if I run basic-miktex-2.9.5105.exe the second time
with the option "Reinstall using recommended settings" (which is *only*
available when the setup is run outside LyX) after deleting "C:\Program
Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9" folder, the installation went through the end!

Then at this point, if I used "LyX-2.0.7-Installer-1.exe" instead, it's
fine.  So, it might be nice to warn 64 bit O/S users to download the
"LyX-2.0.7-Installer-1.exe" on the download page and give them a little
bit help on installing MiKTeX.

Hope this helps.



That's a problem that I have suffered in the past with different 
programs, after windows actualizations.  This is a windows problem.






Re: Error installing inside Windows 7 64-bit

2014-03-06 Thread aparsloe

On 7/03/2014 11:51 a.m., Denis Navas Vega wrote:

El 2014-03-06 02:39 p.m., STF escribió:

Hi,

I came across error while trying to install LyX 2.0.7 in Windows 7
64-bit (actually I have tried in many computers with the same error).
I'm using the setup called "LyX-2.0.7-Bundle-1.exe" downloaded from LyX
official website.  As to Windows, to be exact, I have tried Windows 7
Professional & Enterprise SP1 64-bit but I don't think the *editions*
and *SP1* parts are relevant.  I think the problem would still happen in
other 64-bit Windows O/S, eg XP, Vista, etc.

The error I got are shown in the attached image: the upper dialog
appeared first.  But almost immediately, it's grayed out and the lower
dialog appeared and LyX installation simply was aborted and failed.  LyX
setup then tried to roll back but it got stuck on "Remove folder:
C:\Program Files (x86)\LyX 2.0\" and I had to press the Cancel button.

I went a bit further and described here below:

I took basic-miktex-2.9.5105.exe and run it in another Windows 7 64-bit
and it still crashed! I then downloaded basic-miktex-2.9.5105-x64.exe
from MiKTeX official website and tried it but that crashed as well!
Seems like MiKTeX setup has very serious problem installing in 64bit 
O/S!


(Off-topic 1: Maybe it's some known bug like
http://sourceforge.net/p/miktex/bugs/2208/?)
(Off-topic 2: I have heard from some other friends of mine that MiKTeX
is actually a big piece of $h!t and their developers, being very
arrogant, didn't care about their installer not working in 64-bit O/S
and I quite agree with them after finding a lot of mails in their
mailing-list which are never answered!)

But I found out that if I run basic-miktex-2.9.5105.exe the second time
with the option "Reinstall using recommended settings" (which is *only*
available when the setup is run outside LyX) after deleting "C:\Program
Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9" folder, the installation went through the end!

Then at this point, if I used "LyX-2.0.7-Installer-1.exe" instead, it's
fine.  So, it might be nice to warn 64 bit O/S users to download the
"LyX-2.0.7-Installer-1.exe" on the download page and give them a little
bit help on installing MiKTeX.

Hope this helps.



That's a problem that I have suffered in the past with different 
programs, after windows actualizations.  This is a windows problem.
I've never tried installing the LyX bundle. I've always installed MiKTeX 
first and then LyX -- and without problems. Recently I installed the 
64-bit version of MiKTeX 2.9 on a new(ish) 64-bit Windows 7 computer 
without problems, but discovered that biber was missing from that distro 
-- evidently the 64-bit distro is still "experimental" -- so I went back 
to the 32-bit MiKTeX 2.9 (the Basic distribution of 160 MB or so, and 
then added the packages detailed under LaTeX Configuration in LyX's Help 
menu).  It too installed without problems.


As for MiKTeX being a " big piece of $h!t", I haven't had problems with 
it (and it certainly doesn't give me the kind of conflict between 
package managers mentioned in a recent thread on this list that users of 
TeXLive on Ubuntu systems face).


Andrew