[metapost] Metapost

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Thu Jul 20 16:26:19 CEST 2006


cag51+ at pitt.edu wrote:
> I know you probably get this question a lot, but I've been trying for the
> last 6 hours to download metapost and can't figure it out?  How do you do
> it?  I'm using windows XP (professional) - I can't read the .tar things,
> and the other thin - win32 - doesn't install.  How should I be doing this?

You need to have a functional TeX installation first, that is a
prerequisite on any installation of MetaPost.

For WinXP, I recommend the MikTeX 2.4 system (free download from
http://www.miktex.org ). After succesful install of miktex, you have
to download


and replace miktex's files with the ones in that zip. Afterwards,
you have to refresh the miktex file database and regenerate the
memory dump files, but I do not know preciselu how to do that.

I am sorry that this is not more obvious. I am on Linux myself,
making it very hard to write installation instructions for Windows.

Good luck,


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