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Installing Latex Online Part 2

  1. Oct 2, 2005 #1
    I posed this question a long time ago, of how to install Latex how it is on this site where one can simply put in tex tags in and voila, an image appears. I have done a lot of googling, and the only thing I've come up with is something called LatexRender, which does the tag part, but requires Latex and ImageMagick to be installed on the server.

    How do I install Latex on a server? :eek:

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  3. Oct 2, 2005 #2
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  4. Oct 2, 2005 #3
    Hey thanks Greg!

    So I just upload Tex Live to my server and that's it?
  5. Oct 2, 2005 #4
    It's a little more complicated that just uploading. Here is the official install file for tex:
  6. Oct 2, 2005 #5
    Around 400MB and compiling. Wow, that's larger and more difficult than I thought.
  7. Oct 2, 2005 #6
    I use mimetex for my online latexing, check it out at www.themodule.net/?m=tools

    It is really easy to install, I came across one little problem that I was able to solve with dduardo's help.
  8. Oct 3, 2005 #7
    I've been trying to install Mimetex, but it's just not working. I downloaded the source, tried to compile, but then an error came up. So then I tried downloading the precompiled binary, but the .exe file just popped up and close in a slit second. What can I do?! Please help.
  9. Oct 4, 2005 #8
    Please somebody? I've really put a lot of effort into this and it's just not working.
  10. Oct 4, 2005 #9


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    You don't click on mimetex to run it. You need to put the file in the cgi-bin and access it through a web server.
  11. Oct 5, 2005 #10
    Thanks dduardo. I finally got in running last night. But here's another problem, of course. The cgi file works. When I type it in and some form of Latex in the address bar of my internet browser, it generates the graphic. But, when I try to use the tag in my forum to create an image, nothing happens. The people at phpBB said this is because they disabled dynamic imaging for the latest version. What can I do?
  12. Oct 5, 2005 #11
    I've tried enabling the <img> tag, but still no luck. I've seen phpBB forums with Latex on them... there's gotta be a way to do this.
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