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Re: [help-texinfo] texi2dvi is does not see existing file in /tmp/.../xt

From: Mirko Vukovic
Subject: Re: [help-texinfo] texi2dvi is does not see existing file in /tmp/.../xtr
Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2008 21:12:29 -0500

On Sun, Feb 17, 2008 at 8:13 PM, Karl Berry <address@hidden> wrote:
> Regarding EGREP, it's defined just below where I used it; I hadn't
>  noticed that.  Fixed now.  Either move the code, or grab it from cvs, or
>  set the envvar EGREP=egrep before running the script.
>  As for the actual problem, well, if the path sep is set wrong due to the
>  grep failure, that might be why the source file isn't being found.  We
>  can hope.
>  Best,
>  k

Thanks Karl.

I fixed egrep, and finally the lightbulb went off:

I am running under cygwin, but using a windows tex distribution:
miktex.  texi2dvi is invoking miktex's pdftex using the posix path,
but miktex has no clue as to what the /home/lisp... path is.  What it
needs is a windows path.

Now, all is not lost, because cygwin has a utility cygpath that can
convert from a unix-like path to a full windows path.  Do you have any
idea where in texi2dvi I should perform this conversion?  (I think it
should happen on the command line that calls the tex executable.)



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