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