[l2h] Problem with LaTeX2html/MikTeX

Ross Moore ross at ics.mq.edu.au
Wed Jul 20 01:33:52 CEST 2005

Hi Igor and Andrew,

On 20/07/2005, at 8:35 AM, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:

> On Tue, 19 Jul 2005, Andrew McArdle wrote:

>> 'I:\Program' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
>> operable program or batch file.
>> Cannot read logfile './images.log': No such file or directory
>> I:\Andrew\University\Pathology\Project\Write-up\LaTeX>
>> </CMD.EXE>
> Looks like an unquoted system() call inside latex2html.  Running in
> debug mode should show which exact command fails.

Yes, this looks like the start of the directory name:   \Program Files .

>> I made sure that the cfgcache.pm and prefs.pm files contained only
>> I:\progra~1 instead of the full path beforehand, so this isn't the 
>> cause of

I doubt that would work.

>> the error. I have also searched for any mention of "I:\program" or
>> "I:\\program" in the latex2html directory and have found nothing.
> Check your environment variables as well.

Yep.  Check the values of   $LATEX,  $DVIPS,  etc.
>> Can anyone suggest where this error comes from: is it trying to find
>> Ghostscript or some LaTeX-related files? I looked for all mentions of
>> system or exec in the perl file, in the hope that I could fix the 
>> error
>> by double-quoting any paths, but that led me nowhere, so I am a bit
>> stuck! Any help you can give would be appreciated.
> As far as I can see, latex2html mostly uses L2hos->syswait(...) to make
> system calls (which, on Win32, simply runs system(...)).  Search for 
> all
> occurrences of those -- there are quite a few unquoted invocations of,
> say, $LATEX.

What is the correct way to quote this under Windows ?
Does it change with different versions of the OS ?

Surely this problem is best fixed by adding the appropriate quoting in 
definition of the variables at installation time.

Alternatively, the   L2hos->syswait(...)   for DOS/Windows can be 
to search for the particular string "Program Files"  
and then quote those parts of the command that match.

Since I don't normally use Windows, at least not for programming, I 
don't know the correct syntax to use, so as to fix it in the LaTeX2HTML

Would someone please provide the details that I'll need.

>> Am I even looking in the right place to convert LaTeX to a Word
>> document? I have seen some Word document converters, but I suspect the
>> latex2html converter will cope better with the use of packages and
>> commands etc. Am I right?
> I've used ltx2rtf, with reasonable success, but that was on a
> non-math-heavy file.  YMMV.

There is also  TeX4ht,  to produce HTML.
It used to be that LaTeX2HTML results were cleaner,
but that may well have changed over the past few years.

Hope this helps,

	Ross Moore

> HTH,
> 	Igor
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