[ANNOUNCEMENT] [test-version] emacs-22.1-3/emacs-el-22.1-3/emacs-X11-22.1-3

Ken Brown kbrown@math.cornell.edu
Tue Jul 31 15:12:00 GMT 2007

On 7/31/2007 9:37 AM, Angelo Graziosi wrote:
> Ken Brown wrote:
>> I have a tex file that you can use for testing. It reliably produces a
>> crash on my system when I compile it using auctex after starting
>> emacs-22.1-3 from an xterm window. (I use auctex 11.84 and miktex 2.6,
>> but I doubt if that matters.) Here are the detailed steps.
> May you describe :
> 1) how you build auctex-11.84;
> 2) how you install auctex 11.84;
> 3) how you configure emacs/auctex to use MiKTeX-2.6.
> Have you the Cygwin teTeX packages installed ? Or only MiKTeX ?

I downloaded the "unix-style" version of auctex from


and followed the installation instructions (configure, make, make 
install).  I did this as a user with administrator privileges.  No 
special configuration was needed to make auctex use miktex, since miktex 
is the only version of tex I have installed.  So auctex simply finds 
miktex's executables in my path.  I did have to do a little fiddling to 
make previewing work right.  Here are the relevant lines from my .emacs:

     (load "auctex.el" nil t t)
     (require 'tex-mik)
     (setq TeX-output-view-style (quote (("^dvi$" 
"^pstricks$\\|^pst-\\|^psfrag$" "dvips %d -o && cygstart %f") ("^dvi$" 
"." "yap -1 %dS %d") ("^pdf$" "." "cygstart %o") ("^html?$" "." 
"cygstart %o"))))
     (setq TeX-view-style (quote (("^epsf$" "cygstart %f") ("." "yap -1 
%dS %d"))))

If I remember correctly, the main thing was to take the default settings 
and replace "start" by "cygstart" in a few places.


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