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Re: [AUCTeX] install problem

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX] install problem
Date: Wed, 18 May 2005 20:34:56 +0200
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José Carlos Santos <address@hidden> writes:

> I've installed the CVS emacs (I got a precompiled version from
> and AucTeX 11.55 under Windows XP,
> as a first step in order to install preview-latex. Almost everyting
> went fine, but I had a small problem that I want to describe
> here. The TeX installation that I use is fpTeX and the installation
> instructions say that
>     you might want to load tex-mik.el (for MikTeX) or tex-fptex (for
>     fpTeX) instead. Those will lead to somewhat more appropriate
>     values for your system.
> I've tried to load tex-fptex.el (notice that the ".el" part is missing
> from the AucTeX documentation) but it was nohwere to be found within the
> AucTeX directory (unlike tex-mik.el, which was there). In the end, I
> found out that there was a tex-fptex.el file in the AucTeX installation
> directory, which fortunately I had not yet deleted. I've put it in the
> AucTeX directory within the emacs directory, and all went fine.
> Have I missed something here?

Actually, it is we that missed something.  The AUCTeX organization of
"contributed" files leaves something to be desired.  We'll try to get
this more consistent with the next attempt.  And I'll fix the above
inconsistency as well.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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