## LaTeX forum ⇒ MiKTeX and proTeXt ⇒ MiKTeX Problem: Couldn't resolve host name

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sanae
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Joined: Sun Dec 25, 2016 9:33 pm

### MiKTeX Problem: Couldn't resolve host name

Hi.
I tried an update of my miktex2.9 on win 7, but started getting "Couldn't resolve host name" from MiKTeX Package Manager each time I tried installing a new package . Can I seek your advice on how I should overcome this? Thank you in advanced.

Here is the log error when I try to instal new package :

`MiKTeX Problem ReportMessage: Couldn't resolve host nameData: Source: Libraries\MiKTeX\PackageManager\CurlWebSession.cppLine: 329MiKTeX: 2.9OS: Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit, Service Pack 1, build 7601Invokers: explorerSystemAdmin: yesPowerUser: noRoot0: C:\Users\sanae\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9Root1: C:\Users\sanae\AppData\Local\MiKTeX\2.9Root2: C:\ProgramData\MiKTeX\2.9Root3: C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9UserInstall: C:\Users\sanae\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9UserConfig: C:\Users\sanae\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9UserData: C:\Users\sanae\AppData\Local\MiKTeX\2.9CommonInstall: C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9CommonConfig: C:\ProgramData\MiKTeX\2.9CommonData: C:\ProgramData\MiKTeX\2.9`

Here is the log error when I try to update Wizard :

`MiKTeX Problem ReportMessage: MiKTeX encountered an internal error.Data: Source: Programs\MiKTeX\PackageManager\MFC\MpmView.cppLine: 918MiKTeX: 2.9OS: Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit, Service Pack 1, build 7601Invokers: explorerSystemAdmin: yesPowerUser: noRoot0: C:\Users\sanae\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9Root1: C:\Users\sanae\AppData\Local\MiKTeX\2.9Root2: C:\ProgramData\MiKTeX\2.9Root3: C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9UserInstall: C:\Users\sanae\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9UserConfig: C:\Users\sanae\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9UserData: C:\Users\sanae\AppData\Local\MiKTeX\2.9CommonInstall: C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9CommonConfig: C:\ProgramData\MiKTeX\2.9CommonData: C:\ProgramData\MiKTeX\2.9`

Any ideas how to fix this ?

Stefan Kottwitz
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Joined: Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:44 pm
Hi Sanae!

Were you able to solve the problem? If not, you could install TeX Lice instead. I switched from MiKTeX to TeX Live a long time ago and I'm very satisfied with it. Both are fine, I just read more about issues with MiKTeX than with TeX Live.
Installation works via https://www.tug.org/texlive/ .

Stefan