[tex-live] TeXLive 7 with cygwin

Jeremy Gibbons Jeremy.Gibbons@comlab.ox.ac.uk
Wed, 31 Jul 2002 14:33:38 +0100 (BST)

> No, the real answer is to throw away cygwin, which is just a
> nightmare.

I'm beginning to appreciate that, but do you have a better
solution? I don't think putting a "proper" OS on the laptop
is an option - it's a new Sony, complete with onboard video
camera etc, and I bet there aren't any linux drivers
yet. Besides, the last two times I tried installing linux, I
promised myself I'd never do it again on a recent machine. 

However, I also don't want to dispense with the shell (I can
run latex and close friends from within emacs, but what
about metapost, makeindex, psnup, etc etc), and nor do I
want to have to suffer under the MS command prompt.

And of course it is extremely useful to have grep and the
like available...


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