On Wed, Mar 07, 2018 at 03:08:19PM +0000, Uwe Stöhr wrote:
> Am 05.03.2018 um 17:58 schrieb Joel Kulesza:
> > At least, the way I read the step, the installer is the component not
> > finding the latex.exe executable, not the LyX executable itself
> Just for information:
> The LyX installer searches for the latex.exe. If it cannot find it, LyX
> cannot find it as well. If it finds it, it applies the path to it for LyX.
> So the success in finding the latex.exe depends on if the installer could
> find it.
> However, you can use LyX also without LaTeX. The LyX installer provides an
> option for this. This way you can try around and maybe later install LaTeX.
> A later installed LaTeX (TeXLive or MiKTeX) can be found by LyX if the path
> to the latex.exe is in the PATH environment variable. Therefore you must
> install LaTeX with admin privileges and set the option to modify the PATH
> (if your LaTeX installer has this).

Ah that is good to know. Thanks for the explanation.


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