pechtcha at cs.nyu.edu
Wed Nov 15 16:13:14 CET 2006
On Mon, 13 Nov 2006, Murray Eisenberg wrote:
> 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?
> >>> Igor
> >> 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
> >> cygdrive/d/WP/TeXutils/plastex-0.6.2/plasTeX):
> >> $./plastex
> >> Traceback (most recent call last):
> >> File "./plastex", line 4, in ?
> >> import plasTeX
> >> ImportError: No moudle named plasTeX
> > I imagine you typed the above in instead of pasting it... However,
> > that's not what you should have run according to the INSTALL file,
> > anyway.
> >> The release notes for plasTeX say it "now works" with Python 2.5. Does
> >> this mean it does NOT work with Python 2.4.3, and that's the error? Or
> >> something else?
> > Something else. Once I followed the directions in the INSTALL file, I
> > was able to run plasTeX to completion with no "missing module" errors
> > using Python 2.4.3 under Cygwin. I cannot vouch for the quality of
> > the HTML produced, however, nor for the sophistication of the LaTeX
> > code accepted.
> > Igor
> No, I did NOT type the lines doubly quoted below that begin with
^now above [IP]
> "$./plastex"; those lines are from the script plastex, as I said. What
> I had done was to try the command: python plastex
The reason I assumed you typed them in is the typo in the word "moudle",
which is not the error Cygwin python would have produced. But then, I
also assumed you were using Cygwin python, which you are not.
> 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
FWIW, I did ask whether you followed the instructions in the INSTALL file.
> 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]
> What now??
Try using the Cygwin python. There's obviously a problem with the version
of ActiveState installed on your machine. Also, I imagine you'd have
exactly the same problems running your commands from a DOS shell with your
current setup, effectively eliminating Cygwin from the picture.
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