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Re: Invoking Miktex in Cygwin
- From: Eric Hanchrow <offby1 at blarg dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2006 08:22:44 -0800
- Subject: Re: Invoking Miktex in Cygwin
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>>>>> "Tong" == Tong Wang <email@example.com> writes:
Tong> Hi you guys, I have Miktex installed( in C:\Program Files),
Tong> and am trying to invoke Latex.exe from Shell and
Tong> got some trouble. Heres what I did : 1. make a
Tong> soft link by: ln -s 'C:\Program
Tong> Files\texmf\miktex\bin\latex.exe' /usr/local/bin 2.
Tong> run latex: latex myfile.tex
Tong> Then I got the following error message: This is pdfeTeX,
Tong> Version 3.141592-1.21a-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.4) kpathsea:
Tong> Running mktexfmt latex.fmt /usr/bin/mktexfmt: line 333:
Tong> /texconfig/tcfmgr: No such file or directory fmtutil:
Tong> config file `fmtutil.cnf' not found. I can't find the
Tong> format file `latex.fmt'!
Tong> but I do have C:\Program
Tong> Files\localtexmf\miktex\fmt\latex.efmt And I am sure that
Tong> the Miktex works fine for other editor like WinEdt.
I've never used mixtex, so I'm just making this up. But: it's
possible that mixtex has accidentally invoked the Cygwin version of
pdfeTeX, instead of its own. Try putting miktex's directory on the
front of your PATH, like this:
$ PATH=/cygdrive/c/Program Files/texmf/miktex/bin:$PATH latex myfile.tex
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