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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 22:40:37 -0500

On Sun, Feb 17, 2008 at 9:12 PM, Mirko Vukovic <address@hidden> wrote:
> 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.)
>  Thanks,
>  Mirko
I thought some more, and looked around.  MiKTeX comes with its own,
windows-aware texi2dvi.  I pointed my path to it, and the
documentation was built correctly.

So, sorry for troubling you.  I guess the only good thing that came
out of it was finding the egrep bug.

Thanks again,


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