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RE: Invoking Miktex in Cygwin

On 18 March 2006 09:53, Tong Wang wrote:

> Hi you guys,
>          I have Miktex installed( in C:\Program Files), and am trying to
>  invoke Latex.exe from Shell and got some trouble. Heres what I did :
> 1.  make a soft link by:     ln -s 'C:\Program
> Files\texmf\miktex\bin\latex.exe'  /usr/local/bin 
> 2.  run latex:                       latex myfile.tex
> Then I got the following error message:
>      This is pdfeTeX, Version 3.141592-1.21a-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.4)
>       kpathsea: Running mktexfmt latex.fmt
>       /usr/bin/mktexfmt: line 333: /texconfig/tcfmgr: No such file or
>       directory fmtutil: config file `fmtutil.cnf' not found.
>       I can't find the format file `latex.fmt'!
> but I do have  C:\Program Files\localtexmf\miktex\fmt\latex.efmt
> And I am sure that the Miktex works fine for other editor like WinEdt.
> I really get stuck, and need help.    thanks a lot  in advance.
> best,
> tong

  I had a similar problem once: some perms got messed up.  I fixed it with
chgrp in the end.  See

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