[plt-scheme] SLaTeX: getting it to work

From: Robby Findler (robby at cs.uchicago.edu)
Date: Mon Nov 10 11:34:36 EST 2008

Easier than that is if you first cd to the directory containing the
.tex file and run slatex from that directory, I suspect.


On Mon, Nov 10, 2008 at 10:20 AM, Bas Steunebrink <bass at cs.uu.nl> wrote:
> Well it's already easy enough to just write a little batch file that copies
> the .tex file to the PLT directory, runs SLaTeX there, and then moves the
> .Z* files back. Create shortcut to batch file, done! <5min work to go from
> 1% to 100%. ;-) Sorry to skip the cygwin/term sorcery, but I'm getting a bit
> tired of this whole issue myself now, and this already works like a charm.
> :-)
> Bas
> Shriram Krishnamurthi wrote:
>> Well, the good news is that you have *something* working.  Obviously
>> it's not a long-term solution, but at least SLaTeX is not 100% off
>> (only about 99% <-;).
>> I actually run SLaTeX under Windows all the time.  Over 90% of my
>> SLaTeXing happens under Windows.  But it's all under XP, not Vista or
>> 2k (which I believe were the two platforms you mentioned), even though
>> I doubt that makes too much difference.
>> Personally, my source .tex files live all over the place -- meaning,
>> all kinds of sub-directories of My Documents and Desktop, but never in
>> Program Files/PLT -- and I run SLaTeX from the directory where the
>> file is.  I run it from (until recently) Cygwin or (since the past few
>> weeks, when Robby pointed me to it) Cygterm, which is a shell inside
>> PuTTY.  My ~/.bashrc has an explicit entry to my current PLT version:
>> export PATH=...:/cygdrive/c/Program\ Files/PLT/4.1.1/:...
>> I can then run SLaTeX without any path prefix:
>> GALIBIER ~/Desktop/T> which slatex
>> /cygdrive/c/Program Files/PLT/4.1.1/slatex
>> This has always done the trick just fine for me (for years and years).
>> Give that a try.
>> Shriram
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