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Re: Failure to run Lilypond

From: Jan Nieuwenhuizen
Subject: Re: Failure to run Lilypond
Date: 05 Jan 2002 13:09:07 +0100

"Chris Paradine" <address@hidden> writes:

Hi Chris,

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> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>I down-loaded Lilypond on to Windows XP a week 
> or 
> so ago but have been unable to get it to work.

Ok, so maybe you're the first one to try it on XP (or the first one to
complain).   Did you look at:

Where did you install/download LilyPond from?  What version do you
have?  I assume you're using MiKTeX?

> It will generate straight lines 
> (the staff lines and the bar lines, and the vertical lines where the notes 
> should be) but nothing else. I've looked at the Tex output and I cannot see 
> anything that corresponds to the blobs for notes.</FONT></DIV>

This sounds like TeX not working properly.  Does

    latex sample2e

work for you?

How did you run LilyPond?  Try using ly2dvi, that will setup
environment variables

    ly2dvi -Pps

If you're using MikTeX, you should maybe run this several times.

You may also try uninstalling MikTeX, and using the experimental
tetex/texmf packages from:

> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>I've also run both under bash and as a direct 
> Windows program and I get the same results. (Incidentally bash does not work 
> properly on XP - I cannot execute built-in commands like DIR or 

Uhm, DIR and COPY are not builtin bash commands.  Try installing
fileutils, and use the commands: ls and cp.  See also:  

> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Any ideas as to what's
> wrong?</FONT></DIV>
> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Chris Paradine</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>

Oh, and please, don't send HTML email (to this list).


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