murray at math.umass.edu
Mon Nov 13 22:54:12 CET 2006
No, I did NOT type the lines doubly quoted below that begin with
"$./plastex"; those lines are from the script plastex, as I said. What
I had done was to try the command: python plastex
I did not realize that I have to use the instructions in the file
INSTALL (which doesn't even have an extension of txt to suggest reading
it!). Anyway, now I read it. So first I downloaded and installed the
requisite Python Imaging Library. As I already have ghostscript
installed, I didn't try to use either dvi2bitmap or dvipng.
Following the instructions in INSTALL, I then tried command:
python setup.py install
I get a pop-up window from the 16 bit MS-DOS Subsystem saying:
Command Prompt - python setup.py install
The NTVDM CPU has encountered an illegal instruction.
CS:0660 IP:01a9 OP:65 63 69 66 79
Choose 'Close" to terminate the application.python
I'm using ActiveState's ActivePython 2.4.3, and I have in my path:
d:\language\activestate\python\. [including the period]
Igor Peshansky wrote:
> Top-posting reformatted.
> On Fri, 10 Nov 2006, Murray Eisenberg wrote:
>> Igor Peshansky wrote:
>>> On Sat, 4 Nov 2006, Murray Eisenberg wrote:
>>>> Fred L. Drake, Jr. wrote:
>>>>> On Monday 30 October 2006 14:20, Erling D. Andersen wrote:
>>>>> > Some users of latex2html may find the following alternative to
>>>>> > latex2html interesting. See
>>>>> Interesting; I wasn't aware of this project. It's nice to see the structure
>>>>> of the pages in the example document be so similar to what I've been using
>>>>> for the Python documentation.
>>>>> This project definately warrants further investigation.
>>>> Does anybody have information about how to get plastex to run under
>>>> Windows -- or even under cygwin?
>>> You mean, beyond installing Cygwin python and following the
>>> instructions in the INSTALL file? What exactly doesn't work for you?
>> plasTeX doesn't work for me in cygwin.
>> I have what appears to be the latest Python available for cygwin,
>> namely: Python 2.4.3 (#1, May 18 2006, 07:40:45)
>> I get the following error when I try to run plastex (from the directory
>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>> File "./plastex", line 4, in ?
>> import plasTeX
>> ImportError: No moudle named plasTeX
> I imagine you typed the above in instead of pasting it... However, that's
> not what you should have run according to the INSTALL file, anyway.
>> The release notes for plasTeX say it "now works" with Python 2.5. Does
>> this mean it does NOT work with Python 2.4.3, and that's the error? Or
>> something else?
> Something else. Once I followed the directions in the INSTALL file, I was
> able to run plasTeX to completion with no "missing module" errors using
> Python 2.4.3 under Cygwin. I cannot vouch for the quality of the HTML
> produced, however, nor for the sophistication of the LaTeX code accepted.
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