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Re: teTeX (tetex-beta-20001218) out-of-box problems
- From: "Alex Stark" <alex at mdag dot org>
- To: JGMBenoit at Wanadoo dot fr,alex at mdag dot org,cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 04 Apr 2002 15:20:36 -0500
- Subject: Re: teTeX (tetex-beta-20001218) out-of-box problems
- Reply-to: alex at mdag dot org
Yep, it appears that the problem was more with the dependencies between
packages. Our mirror copy is probably the default installation, and
installs tetex but not texmf.
So, revised suggestions:
*) Occasionally install default cygwin from scratch.
*) Something in the quick install guide that identifies installation
problems would be really helpful. Specifically, I was mislead by texmf
not being listed in the dependencies in the .README file.
*) Keep an eye on the default packages.
> is it the test version or the current one ?
> Please note that the tetex-beta does not provide a TeX Directory
> see texmf package to get one.
> Alex Stark wrote:
> > I'm having problems simply installing cygwin and trying to get
> > configure. (eg cygwin 1.3.6)
> > *) I have followed the README files and Quick install files.
> > *) It wasn't amazingly obvious to me that I needed to go down a deep
> > tree to find .cnf.frozen files and copy them to .cnf files.
> > *) config.ps was missing, but I can't find instructions on how to
> > create for the standard setup (600dpi pdf output).
> > *) Even then, texconfig barfs as soon as it tries to
> > find "language.dat". This is beyond my (once extensive) knowledge
> > TeX.
> > Bottom line - I'd recommend a maintainer start from a scratch
> > and check that there are idiot instructions for each step. Note
> > the above difficulties would go away with in-place upgrades, since
> > all result from missing files.
> > Yes - I realize that extensive study of the teTeX docs would yield
> > answers, but (a) the quick guides are made to look complete, (b)
> > not that hard, and (c) it's very difficult to identify the relevant
> > and the relevant information therein.
> > Thanks,
> > Alex Stark.
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