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Re: [AUCTeX-devel] Problem with Empty Dirs

From: Ralf Angeli
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX-devel] Problem with Empty Dirs
Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2005 14:31:36 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

* David Kastrup (2005-11-19) writes:

> Ivan Savov <address@hidden> writes:
>> I just pulled the latest XEmacs and the MinGW stuff in order to
>> setup preview-latex which seems like the coolest thing since sliced
>> bread.

Installation of preview-latex for XEmacs in AUCTeX 11.81 is botched.

>> ./configure --with-xemacs='C:\Program Files\XEmacs\XEmacs-21.4.13\i586-pc-win
>> 32\xemacs'   --with-texmf-dir='E:/localtexmf' --with-packagedir='C:\Program 
>> Fil
>> es\XEmacs\xemacs-packages'

Installing in xemacs-packages does not sound like a good idea because
that place is the home of packages provided through XEmacs
repositories.  The installation routine of AUCTeX will try to install
into site-packages which is a better place.

> Ok, this is maximum Windows terror level for the scripts: file names
> with back slashes and blanks in them.  The scripts are intended to
> deal with that, but I think we had some recent fixes in that area
> since 11.81.  Ralf?

I fixed the handling of the path to the tex executable but that's
unrelated ...

>> for x in ; do \
>>   echo ' /bin/install -c -m 644' $x 'C:\\Program\
>> Files\\XEmacs\\xemacs-packages/lisp/auctex' ; \
>>   /bin/install -c -m 644 $x C:\\Program\
>> Files\\XEmacs\\xemacs-packages/lisp/auctex ; \
>> done;
>> /bin/sh: -c: line 1: syntax error near unexpected token `;'
>> /bin/sh: -c: line 1: `for x in ; do  echo ' /bin/install -c -m 644' $x

... What we are seeing here looks rather like something Jan-Åke fixed
some time ago.  See <URL:>.

Ivan, can you check if the installation works with a snapshot from


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