[Tugindia] Error while previewing.

David Kastrup tugindia@tug.org
Sun, 1 Dec 2002 15:13:55 +0100

"Baburaj A. Puthenveettil" <apbabu@mecheng.iisc.ernet.in> writes:

> On Sun, 1 Dec 2002, David Kastrup wrote:
> > Date: Sun, 1 Dec 2002 12:21:29 +0100
> > From: David Kastrup <David.Kastrup@t-online.de>
> > Reply-To: tugindia@tug.org
> > To: tugindia@tug.org
> > Subject: Re: [Tugindia] Error while previewing.
> > issues.  The first version that is known not to cause display
> > problems is 21.4.8 under Windows and 21.4.9 under X11.
> > XEmacs users _definitely_ need to use the newest version of
> > preview-latex, version 0.7.5: earlier versions have a bad bug in
> Dear Kastrup,
> Is there any easy way that the 0.7.5 preview-latex be installed in XEmacs
> (21.4 patch6) running under Windows XP?

First I'd recommend upgrading to a newer XEmacs as mentioned above.
Apart from that, preview-latex 0.7.5 has been reported to install
right out of the box also under Windows XP.

If you want to use the autoconf-based installation, you need to have
the Cygwin tools or a similar set of Unix-like utilities installed.
There is a file outlining a manual installation procedure in case you
don't want to use that.  Your XEmacs does not need to be of the
Cygwin variety, nor does your TeX, and during normal operation no
Unix-like utilities are required.

Another point worth noting is that the installation tries looking for
GhostScript under the name "gs".  While preview-latex's Lisp code can
be configured to look for a different name, making an appropriate
link to what may be called gswin32 or similar is probably the easiest
way to achieve that.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum