2 Installation ************** (A copy of this chapter is in the distribution file `web2c/INSTALL'.) Installing Web2c is mostly the same as installing any other Kpathsea-using program. Therefore, for the basic steps involved, see Note: Installation. (A copy is in the file `kpathsea/INSTALL'.) One peculiarity to Web2c is that the source distribution comes in two files: `web.tar.gz' and `web2c.tar.gz'. You must retrieve and unpack them both. (We have two because the former archive contains the very large and seldom-changing original WEB source files.) Note: unixtex.ftp.ftp. Another peculiarity is the MetaPost program. Although it has been installed previously as `mp', as of Web2c 7.0 the installed name is now `mpost', to avoid conflict with the `mp' program that does prettyprinting. This approach was recommended by the MetaPost author, John Hobby. If you as the TeX administrator wish to make it available under its shorter name as well, you will have to set up a link or some such yourself. And of course individual users can do the same. For solutions to common installation problems and information on how to report a bug, see the file `kpathsea/BUGS' (*note Bugs: (kpathsea)Bugs.). See also the Web2c home page, `http://www.tug.org/web2c'. Points worth repeating: * Before starting the standard compilation and installation you must install the basic fonts, macros, and other library files. Note: Installation. * If you do not wish to use the standard file locations, see Note: Changing search paths. * Some Web2c features are enabled or disabled at `configure' time, as described in the first section below.
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