8 Advanced topics8.8 Running Ipe under Wine on Linux8.9 Using cygwin latex on Windows

8.9 Using cygwin latex on Windows

If you have cygwin on your Windows computer and wish to use the cygwin installation of Latex (rather than MikTeX or texlive), create a small text file called ipe.conf and place it in the top-level Ipe directory (that is, the directory that contains readme.txt and gpl.txt). The contents of the file should be:

IPETEXFORMAT=1
IPELATEXPATH=c:\cygwin\bin
(You'll need to check the exact path containing your cygwin binaries. On 64 bit cygwin, it's probably c:\cygwin64\bin.)

You can define any other environment variable in the same file.

You need the cygwin packages texlive-collection-latex and texlive-collection-latexrecommended.

Note that it's not necessary to add the cygwin path to your general Windows path.