[l2h] Re: latex2html Digest, Vol 2, Issue 15 (From Colombia)

Alvaro Salas asalash2002 at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 20 17:13:57 CET 2003

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1. Problem with installing LaTeX2HTML (Christophe Grandsire)


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Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 23:44:04 +0100 (CET)
From: Christophe Grandsire 
Subject: [l2h] Problem with installing LaTeX2HTML
To: Liste LaTeX2HTML 
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I've tried installing LaTeX2HTML on my Windows ME machine, and everything went 
OK (I ran config.bat without a problem. I already have the environment memory 
of the MS-DOS prompt set to 1024 to prevent the common "out of environment 
space" error), except that I can't get test.bat to work. I can't get a log 
because it blocks before the end, and the only thing I can see on my DOS prompt 
is (copying by hand):

Converting image #2
Specified COMMAND search directory bad
Too many parameters
Too many parameters
Too many parameters
Too many parameters

Microsoft(R) Windows Millenium
(C)Copyright Microsoft Corp 1981-1999.

C>-133 -690 translate
Bad command or file name

C>(C:/WINDOWS/TEMP/l2h84601427/image002.ps) run
Bad command or file name

Bad command or file name

Bad command or file name


The underscore represents the cursor. Once arrived there, everything is blocked 
in the DOS window and I have to stop it through Ctrl-Alt-Del. Now, it looks 
like there's a problem while reading the second image image002.ps, and it ends 
up having postscript on the MS-DOS prompt. But what causes that? And is there 
any way to run test.bat without a problem? For what I can see when it only 
tests everything and doesn't try to convert l2htest.tex, everything goes OK. 
So, does anybody know what is wrong and how to solve it?

For information, I downloaded LaTeX2HTML-2002-2-1, and the config.log runs this 

config.pl, Release 2002-2-1 (Revision 1.49)
Accompanies LaTeX2HTML, (C) 1999 GNU Public License.

checking for old config file (cfgcache.pm)... not found (ok)
checking for platform... MSWin32 (Windows 32 bit)
checking for C:\Perl\bin\perl.exe... C:\Perl\bin\perl.exe
checking perl version... 5.008
checking if perl supports some dbm... yes
checking if perl globbing works... yes
checking for tex... C:\texmf\miktex\bin\\tex.exe
checking for latex... C:\texmf\miktex\bin\\latex.exe
checking for initex... C:\texmf\miktex\bin\\initex.exe
checking for kpsewhich... C:\texmf\miktex\bin\\kpsewhich.exe
checking for kpsewhich syntax... ok (style=1)
checking for TeX include path... NONE
Warning: Will not automatically install LaTeX2HTML style files.
checking for dvips... C:\texmf\miktex\bin\\dvips.exe
checking dvips version... 5.90a
checking if dvips supports the combination of -E and -i -S 1... yes
checking for html4-check... no
checking for gswin32c... \gs\gs7.03\bin\gswin32c.exe
checking for ghostscript version... 7.03
checking for ghostscript portable bitmap device... pnmraw
checking for full color device for anti-aliasing... ppmraw
checking for ghostscript library and font paths... built-in paths are correct
checking for pnmcrop... \toolsl2h\netpbm\bin\pnmcrop.exe
checking for pnmflip... \toolsl2h\netpbm\bin\pnmflip.exe
checking for ppmquant... \toolsl2h\netpbm\bin\ppmquant.exe
checking for pnmfile... \toolsl2h\netpbm\bin\pnmfile.exe
checking for pnmcat... \toolsl2h\netpbm\bin\pnmcat.exe
checking for pbmmake... \toolsl2h\netpbm\bin\pbmmake.exe
checking for ppmtogif... \toolsl2h\netpbm\bin\ppmtogif.exe
checking if ppmtogif can make interlaced GIFs... yes
checking for pnmtopng... \toolsl2h\netpbm\bin\pnmtopng.exe
checking for ppmtojpeg... no
Warning: You cannot directly translate/modify graphics of format.
checking for pnmcut... \toolsl2h\netpbm\bin\pnmcut.exe
checking for pnmpad... \toolsl2h\netpbm\bin\pnmpad.exe
checking for pnmrotate... \toolsl2h\netpbm\bin\pnmrotate.exe
checking for pnmscale... \toolsl2h\netpbm\bin\pnmscale.exe
checking for giftopnm... \toolsl2h\netpbm\bin\giftopnm.exe
checking for jpegtopnm... \toolsl2h\netpbm\bin\jpegtopnm.exe
checking for pngtopnm... C:\texmf\miktex\bin\\pngtopnm.exe
checking for tifftopnm... C:\texmf\miktex\bin\\tifftopnm.exe
checking for picttoppm... \toolsl2h\netpbm\bin\picttoppm.exe
checking for anytopnm... no
Warning: You cannot directly translate/modify graphics of format.
checking for bmptoppm... no
Warning: You cannot directly translate/modify graphics of format.
checking for pcxtoppm... C:\texmf\miktex\bin\\pcxtoppm.exe
checking for sgitopnm... \toolsl2h\netpbm\bin\sgitopnm.exe
checking for xbmtopbm... \toolsl2h\netpbm\bin\xbmtopbm.exe
checking for xwdtopnm... \toolsl2h\netpbm\bin\xwdtopnm.exe
checking if multiple pipes work... no
Unfortunately multiple pipes are not reliable on this OS.
checking for temporary disk space... C:\WINDOWS\TEMP
creating cfgcache.pm
creating test.bat
creating install.bat
Note: Will install...
... executables to : C:\l2h\bin
... shared library items to : C:\l2h
... unshared library items to : C:\l2h

Please, I really need some help as I would really want to use LaTeX2HTML for 
the METAFONT tutorial that I am preparing for publication on the web, so if 
anyone knows what is going wrong and can help me out, I'll be extremely 

Thanks in advance!



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.Hi Cristopher !

My name is Alvaro Salas and I am from Bogotá (Colombia). I am a mathematician and I studied at the Ex-Soviet Union (Kishinev State University, Republic of Moldavia) from 1982 to 1988. I am 39 years old. 

I received your message about latex2html installation on Windows ME. I don´t use Windows ME. Instead, I use Linux Red Hat 7.3, Windows 98 (second Edition) and Windows XP. I installed latex2html on all these plataforms. It runs very well. The equations it generates are transparent gifs without any gray background and without any boxes around them. Believe me, I spent about six months trying to install latex2html on windows. If you consider I may help you then write me again.


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