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

bill BW
Fri Dec 17 06:44:00 GMT 2004

--- 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

$ perl --version

This is perl, v5.8.5 built for

Copyright 1987-2004, Larry Wall

$ which 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

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.

May be this from man perldebug is realted to the

"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


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