file 'xparse.sty' not found

Asked by Karmine

Hi Xavier,

I tried to run the example in the moderncv directory (the template file).
Actually, Latex asked me to download the package 'xpackages' what I have tried.
Then the compilation stopped and it told me that the 'xparse.sty' file was missing.
What do I have to do to solve this problem ?

I am quite surprised because it worked without any problems some days ago.
I have Miktex 2.9, but I don't know if it is the latest version.

Thank you for your interest

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Xavier Danaux (xdanaux) said :

Hi Karmine,

This seem to be an issue with your TeX installation. MiKTeX 2.9 is the latest version as of now, but the xparse package should be installed as part of it (it is a very standard package that is part of the core of latex3).
Check if you can install it using MiKTeX's package manager; if not, you can easily get it from

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