[Ipe-discuss] ipe on Windows with TeXLive on Cygwin

OIKONOMOU, KOSTAS N (KOSTAS N) ko at research.att.com
Mon Aug 17 17:34:35 CEST 2015

On 8/16/2015 10:35 PM, Otfried Cheong wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 13, 2015, at 23:38, Kostas Oikonomou wrote:
>> I have Ipe 7.1.8 for/on Windows 7.  I also have Cygwin with a TeXlive
>> 2015 installation.
>> But I can't make ipe work with this TeXlive.  It insists that it can't
>> find "pdflatex".
>> I tried adding c:\cygwin64\bin to the Windows PATH, but it doesn't help.
> I don't see any reason why this should not work, but you probably need
> to investigate more systematically.
> 1) Open a Windows Command shell (Windows+R and type CMD), and check that
> you can run "pdflatex".
Something strange is going on. (I don't understand Windows, I'm using it 
only because I have to).
In File Explorer, I can see \cygwin64\bin\pdflatex System File) and 
pdftex.exe (Application).
Yet in the Windows command shell,

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

'\cygwin64\bin\pdflatex' is not recognized as an internal or external 
operable program or batch file.

Access is denied.

Access is denied.


<long output>

> I've just tried this on my Windows computer:  In a CMD shell, I can run
> \cygwin\bin\ls without adding anything to my path.
> 2) Once you have this working, go to the Ipe Latex directory (check Help
> -> Show configuration - In my case this is
> C:\Users\otfried\AppData\Local\Ipe).   This directory will contain a
> batch file "runlatex.bat".  Check that you can execute this batch file
> from a Windows command shell.
> Cheers,
>   Otfried
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