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Re: Does Latex/Tex install? Does Latex/Tex work? How do you get it installed? How do you get it to work?

On 26/05/2011 2:33 PM, Lee Rothstein wrote:
I have never been able to get the Tex stuff to work. I've never
even been able to install it successfully.

I admit it, I'm a dolt.

Anybody have the "magic beans" on this?

I've tried installing and reinstalling. Never can get it to work.
As it happens, I'm running tetex as we speak. It's never been a problem for me, except the time I had MikTex in my cygwin path and the two fought. I don't know anything about ec-fonts or jadetex, though. Here are the cygwin packages I have installed:

tetex                   3.0.0-3
tetex-base              3.0.0-3
tetex-bin               3.0.0-3
tetex-extra             3.0.0-3
tetex-tiny              3.0.0-3

Problem reports:
You didn't say what OS or version of cygwin you're running, but assuming it's 1.7 you might try a fresh install to, say, c:\cygwin-tex, which includes only the base packages and tetex. It won't harm your existing install in any way, and you should be able to use the saved packages from previous downloads rather than having to download again.

If that works you probably have a corrupted cygwin installation (which would make sense given all the strange errors you mention); if it doesn't work then something really weird is going on.


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