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Re: [AUCTeX] texmf woes

From: Ralf Angeli
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX] texmf woes
Date: Thu, 08 Sep 2005 13:08:48 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110004 (No Gnus v0.4) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

* Mario Mommer (2005-09-07) writes:

> I'm trying to install preview-latex here, and at first the configure
> script is not able to find the texmf directory.
> checking for gs... gs
> checking for latex... /usr/local/texlive8/bin/sparc-solaris2.7/latex
> checking for pdflatex... /usr/local/texlive8/bin/sparc-solaris2.7/pdflatex
> checking for tex... /usr/local/texlive8/bin/sparc-solaris2.7/tex
> checking for texhash... /usr/local/texlive8/bin/sparc-solaris2.7/texhash
> checking for prefix from kpsepath... "/usr/local/texlive8"
> checking for TDS-compliant directory... no
> checking for TeX directory hierarchy... no
> checking for TeX input directory... no
> configure: error: Cannot find the texmf directory!
> Please use --with-texmf-dir=dir to specify where the preview tex files go
> address@hidden (228)> 

What's the output of
kpsepath -n latex tex
on your system?

> I tried executing
> ./configure --with-texmf-dir=/usr/local/texlive8/texmf
> which then goes through. But then
> address@hidden (230)> make
> (cd latex ; make all)
> make[1]: Entering directory `/local/mommer/install/preview-latex-0.9.1/latex'
> /usr/local/texlive8/bin/sparc-solaris2.7/tex '\nonstopmode \input 
> bootstrap.ins'
> This is TeXk, Version 3.141592 (Web2C 7.5.2)
>  %&-line parsing enabled.
>  (/usr/local/texlive8/texmf/web2c/cp8bit.tcx)
> (./bootstrap.ins
> ! I can't find file `docstrip'.
> l.1 \input docstrip

Does the file docstrip.tex exist on your system?  Can it be found via


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