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Re: Anyone got latex2html to work on cygwin?? Fatal (use l2hconf):

I just tried the following:

- Uninstall perl from cygwin using cygwin setup.exe
- installed Active Perl 5.8 on window.
- use the cygutils perl.exe stub as described on
- Now when I try latex2html, I get other errors,
  and when I try to build latex2html, I got zillions
  of errors. 
- So, I removed Active Perl, and the perl.exe stub,
  it is just not working, and reinstalled 
  cygwin perl again from setup.exe. And back to 
  debugging this perl to see what I can find.

If I know at least anyone out there got latex2html
working on cygwin, this will give me hope. 

--- bill BW <> wrote:

> --- Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes <>
> wrote:
> > 
> > I'd recommend using the perl debugger (perl -d
> > latex2html foo.tex)
> > to step through and see if you can isolate where
> > things are going
> > astray.  See perldoc perldebtut for help.
> > 
> Ok thanks, I did not know that one can debug perl
> that way. that is usefull to know.
> I am trying now to do this, for some reason 
> it is not working, but I have not yet looked
> more to see why (it perl -d is not starting, 
> as something is terminating right away). btw
> I am using XP pro, sp 2.
> $ uname -a
> CYGWIN_NT-5.1 me 1.5.12(0.116/4/2) 2004-11-10 08:34
> i686 unknown unknown Cygwin
> $ which perl
> /usr/bin/perl
> $ perl --version
> This is perl, v5.8.5 built for
> cygwin-thread-multi-64int
> Copyright 1987-2004, Larry Wall
> $ which latex2html
> /usr/local/bin/latex2html
> $ perl -d latex2html foo.tex
> Loading DB routines from version 1.27
> Editor support available.
> Enter h or `h h' for help, or `man perldebug' for
> more
> help.
> Debugged program terminated.  Use q to quit or R to 
> restart,  use O inhibit_exit to avoid stopping after
> program termination,
>   h q, h R or h O to get additional info.
>   DB<1>
> May be this from man perldebug is realted to the
> above?
> "In Perl, the debugger is not a separate program 
> the way it usually is in the typical compiled 
> environment.  Instead, the -d flag tells the
> compiler to insert source information into 
> the parse trees it's about to hand off to the 
> interpreter.  That means your code must first 
> compile correctly for the debugger to work on it.
> Then when the inter-preter starts up, it preloads a 
> special Perl library file containing the debugger.
> The program will halt right before the first
> run-time 
> executable statement (but see below regarding 
> compile-time statements) and ask you to enter a 
> debugger command.  Contrary to popular expectations,
> whenever the debugger halts and shows you a line of 
> code, it always displays the line it's about to 
> execute, rather than the one it has just executed."
> I have the feeling it will be another long night
> debugging this, all to get latex2html to work.
> Sometimes I think may be I should just switch to 
> Linux and be done with it :)
> thanks for your help
> Bill
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