[plt-scheme] SLaTeX: getting it to work

From: Shriram Krishnamurthi (sk at cs.brown.edu)
Date: Sun Nov 9 16:15:42 EST 2008

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.


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