[pdftex] Possible bug in pdftexinfo.tex

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Feb 12 08:27:40 CET 2001

> Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2001 09:45:36 +0200 (IST)
> From: Eli Zaretskii <eliz at is.elta.co.il>
> On Mon, 12 Feb 2001, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> > My belief is that you should just use the texinfo.tex from the texinfo 4.0
> > distribution (or later), and use texi2dvi --pdf.  That works fine for me
> > on Unix: it does not work on Windows but calling the components directly
> > does.
> Why doesn't "texi2dvi --pdf" work on Windows, and what Windows port of 
> the related packages (Texinfo, TeX, and PDFTeX) do you have installed?

I am using fptex, plus texinfo I compiled from the sources when
fptex's was incomplete.

texi2dvi uses shell features that the sh I use (cygwin) barfs on,
I think quoting issues.  But the general issue is

texi2dvi is an sh script.
Windows does not supply sh.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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