[Tex/LaTex] Merely using the (installed) pdfpages package causes a compiling error. Any suggestions?


I'm trying to use the pdfpages package in an article, but even compiling it with \usepackage{pdfpages} in the preamble produces the following error messages…

Undefined control sequence. }

Missing \begin{document}. }

Undefined control sequence. }

Undefined control sequence. }

Undefined control sequence. }

You have requested release '2020-10-01' of LaTeX, but only release '2020-02-02' is available.

Overfull \hbox (110.47952pt too wide) in paragraph

Underfull \vbox (badness 1742) has occurred while \output is active []

Underfull \vbox (badness 4229) has occurred while \output is active []

…the first five of which relate to the eso-pic.sty package, line 188 (for some reason). Needless to say, the \includepdf command doesn't work either.

I have updated packages in the MiKTeX console (single user installation only) and the pdfpages package is definitely installed. I'm at the end of my tether here, as I need to get this done promptly; any help you can offer, therefore, would be greatly appreciated.

Incidentally, I'm using an updated version of TeXStudio and the article already has three images generated by the graphicx package contained within (not sure if that's relevant, but can't hurt to report).

Best Answer

I am not an expert. But here is what I did to fix this issue:

  1. Go to the Miktex console, "updates" on the left, "check for updates", and updates everything I can.
  2. "Packages" on the left, search for "pdfpages", delete it and reinstall it.

Note that you need to "run as an administrator" in the miktex console. And finally, restart the miktex for the updates to work.

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