[tex-live] mptopdf on Windows 7 / runscript.tlu error

Georg Weissenbacher georg.weissenbacher at gmx.at
Fri Jan 29 13:18:43 CET 2010


thanks for your help. I tried running your script and it does indeed
return "All is OK" twice.
I also tried running mptopdf.bat before, it terminates but doesn't
generate any output (mpost does, as I said).

I'm not familiar with the script language, but maybe you could tell me
how to print the content of the table "program" in the line where the
script fails?

if (atype == 'table') then

I appreciate your help,

On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 11:17 AM, T T <t34www at googlemail.com> wrote:
> 2010/1/29 Georg Weissenbacher <georg.weissenbacher at gmx.at>:
>> Hi,
>> I'm running Texlive 2009 on Windows 7 and I'm experiencing some
>> problems running mptopdf:
>> mptopdf test.mp
>> C:\texlive\2009\bin\win32\runscript.tlu:305:
>> C:\windows\system32\cmd.exe: No such file or directory
>> I've updated texlive to the most current version and I also installed
>> strawberry perl (assuming that the wrapper fails to execut mptopdf.pl)
>> -- without success.
>> mpost works without problems.
>> Can anyone help?
> Well, the error message says that that the system command interpreter
> is not found !?! No idea why.
> Apparently, cmd.exe is found on the PATH or an error would be thrown
> much earlier in runscript.tlu. For some unknown reason, however,
> spawning a new cmd.exe instance fails. I cannot reproduce this
> behaviour on my machine, though. I will need more info from you to
> troubleshoot this.
> Can you run the following lua script for me (save it as test.lua and
> execute with `texlua test.lua'):
> assert(os.spawn("C:\\windows\\system32\\cmd.exe /c echo All is OK"))
> assert(os.spawn({[0]="C:\\windows\\system32\\cmd.exe", "cmd", "/c echo
> All is OK"}))
> It should output "All is OK" twice.
> In the meantime try running:
>  mptopdf.bat test.mp
> This should allow you to get on with your work.
> Cheers,
> Tomek

Georg Weissenbacher
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