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MikTeX on Linux

Postby waxranger » Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:18 pm

Hello

I would like to ask if somebody uses WINE in Linux to get MikTeX running on that platform. If yes, does it work properly?

same question for WinEdt

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Postby localghost » Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:19 pm

Don't take that detour with Wine. Use the MiKTeX Tools to maintain your LaTeX system. The disadvantage is that you have to build it from the sources. I once managed that and it worked fine. Nowadays I maintain my LaTeX system manually.

Why use WinEdt? With Kile you have a powerful IDE for LaTeX documents under Linux. It offers not exactly the same handling, but the migration should not cause any difficulties.

And generally, why do you migrate to Linux and want to use Windows software at the same time? Discover Linux and you will find out that there are often much better alternatives.


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Postby waxranger » Fri Mar 07, 2008 9:45 am

localghost wrote:Don't take that detour with Wine. Use the MiKTeX Tools to maintain your LaTeX system. The disadvantage is that you have to build it from the sources. I once managed that and it worked fine. Nowadays I maintain my LaTeX system manually.

Why use WinEdt? With Kile you have a powerful IDE for LaTeX documents under Linux. It offers not exactly the same handling, but the migration should not cause any difficulties.

And generally, why do you migrate to Linux and want to use Windows software at the same time? Discover Linux and you will find out that there are often much better alternatives.


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thanks for your answer!

I know its nonsense to use windows software on linux but I guess its "the fear of the OS change"... the stuff I read about kile is fantastic and I do not doubt that this is some weak software, will definitely try this but I think I need a minute to get comfortable in linux, therefore the wine question.

my slackware image is almost downloaded, really excited about it!

as far as the maintenance for miktex goes, I'm not that trained to edit the sourcecode (as for now, I'm working on it) by my self. I think I go with TeX Live or something compatible to linux. Is it true, that linux has a TeX compilerpackage in the installation of the OS available? how about that?

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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Fri May 02, 2008 2:45 am

Hi Fab,

I am using Ubuntu Linux, not Slackware, and I am very satisfied with TeXlive and KILE. You could update the TeX installation with the package manager (synaptic or apt-get or dpkg or ...) I even installed the MiKTeX package manager Thorsten mentioned, with that I just need to type one command to install or update several packages. There was no need to edit the sourcecode, I just compiled it.

My headaches in contrast were when the motherboard of my Linux pc broke 2 days ago and I had to use a Windows pc for a short time... I was happy when I finished to install Linux with its comfort (LaTeX and tools) on another slower old PC instead.

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Postby Sebi » Sun May 04, 2008 12:37 am

By the way: Does kile support online spellchecking by now?

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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Sun May 04, 2008 3:37 am

Hi Sebi,

apparently not. Kile uses Kate (KatePart) and afaik Kate still has no inline spell checking implemented. Recently I read about this here on kate-editor.org. I'm looking forward to changes with KDE 4.1.

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Postby waxranger » Mon May 05, 2008 9:55 pm

thanks for the suggestion Stefan

I'm working with TeXlive and am happy with it.

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Postby .G. » Sat May 10, 2008 11:03 pm

There are a few situations where it make sense to have MiKTeX running under linux (e.g., using Wine). If you are working with others who use WIndows it can sometimes be useful to have a common environment. I installed MiKTeX 2.7 under
wine- 0.9.60 on Fedora 8. The install failed at initexmf, and didn't create the MiKTeX folder in the WIne/Programs menu.
I had to manually set the PATH (see bug #10011). After this, tex, pdftex, and yap seem to
work, but mpm --update gave a bunch runtine errors (using a local repository) but the updates seem to be installed. One issue
that the the links for pdflatex, etc. were not created initially, but they appeared after updating. The GUI package manager sometimes complains, but is very useful if you need to tell your colleague which package to install to get some .sty file you are using in a jointly written document.

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Postby scott.morrison » Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:10 pm

You can find how to set the PATH environment variable in Wine here: http://www.winehq.org/site/docs/wineusr ... -variables
It appears to require using regedit, sorry.

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Postby cue » Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:54 pm

Sorry for raising an old thread but I too would like to install Miktex 2.9 through wine on Ubuntu 10.04 but it also fails at initexmf.

I understand that migrating to tex-live and kile is the logical thing to do but I cannot compile my pdf with kile either for some reason, even though it works with miktex/texniccenter on windows.

Ideally I'd like to get miktex working in ubuntu because I have learnt how to use texniccenter already but I wouldn't mind using kile.

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