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Re: [AUCTeX-devel] Troubles with AucTeX installation

From: Ralf Angeli
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX-devel] Troubles with AucTeX installation
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2005 18:43:13 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110004 (No Gnus v0.4) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

* Fran├žois MICHONNEAU (2005-10-13) writes:

> I'm a new user of EMacs and LaTeX, and I want to install AucTeX on my 
> computer (under WinXP) but I encounter some troubles...
> I've ever tried to type the directory names with both simple or double 
> quotes, with 'C:/' or '/C/' but the Install program returns me always 
> the same message (see below). However, ChangeLog and configure are 
> present in C:\auctex\...
> $ /C/auctex/./configure --with-emacs='/C/Program\ Files/emacs-21.3/bin' 
> --with-textmf-dir='/C/Program\ Files/MikTeX/localtexmf'

You first have to change into the directory where the `configure'
script lies.  You can do this with

  cd /c/auctex

Then you can call configure with

  ./configure ...

Also, you should orient yourself on the examples shown in the file  That means, use --with-prefix instead of
--with-emacs, use --with-texmf-dir instead of --with-textmf-dir, and
don't quote blanks in path names if you use single quotes.

If you think all this is too tedious, you could try your luck with a
pre-compiled version of a CVS Emacs including AUCTeX available at
<URL:>.  But note that this is still


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