"MiKTeX Tools" does not comprise a TeX system: it should be regarded as an addition to the TeX system installed on your system.
The package is meant to be compiled on UNIX system-like platforms.
The following utilities are included:
miktex-pdftex: MiKTeX implementation of the pdfTeX engine
mpm: MiKTeX Package Manager (console application)
mpm_qt: MiKTeX Package Manager (GUI application)
mthelp: MiKTeX Help Utility (a texdoc alternative)
initexmf: the MiKTeX Configuration Utility
For more information about the MiKTeX project, visit the project page at miktex.org.
"MiKTeX Tools" is mostly written in C++. It should work with any ANSI-compliant C++ compiler.
CMake 2.8 (or newer) is required for building and installing "MiKTeX Tools".
The Qt development kit (version 4.8 or newer) is required, if you intend to enable GUI features (e.g., the auto-installer message box). A common name for this package is libqt4-devel.
Lynx (text-based web browser) and xsltproc (XSLT processor) are required for building the reference pages.
"MiKTeX Tools" depends on the availability of pthreads libraries and header files.
CURL libraries and header files are required. A common name for this package is libcurl-devel.
Expat libraries and header files are required. A common name for this package is libexpat-devel.
BZip2 libraries and header files are required. A common name for this package is libbz2-devel.
UriParser libraries and header files are required. A common name for this package is liburiparser-devel.
zlib libraries and header files are required. A common name for this package is zlib-devel.
PNG libraries and header files are required. A common name for this package is libpng-devel.
Only if you want to avoid reading the rest: execute these commands to build and install "MiKTeX Tools":
cmake -G "Unix Makefiles" make sudo make install sudo initexmf --admin --configure sudo mpm --admin --update-db initexmf --update-fndb
You can run these commands, if you want to check to see if it works:
miktex-pdftex --undump=pdflatex miktex-test.tex
This command runs pdflatex on the file miktex-test.tex. The integrated package manager is triggered, if the miktex-test package is not yet installed.
Run CMake to produce the makefiles customized for your system:
cmake -G "Unix Makefiles"
Run the make utility to build everything:
install target to install the binaries and reference
sudo make install
You use the MiKTeX configuration utility (initexmf) and the MiKTeX package manager (mpm) to configure "MiKTeX Tools" system-wide:
sudo initexmf --admin --configure sudo mpm --admin --update-db
This is what happens:
Once you have configured MiKTeX for the system, each user should create the per-user file name database:
Without this step, the on-the-fly package installer will not work.
The following reference pages are available:
Please visit the MiKTeX Tools project page at miktex.org/unx if you find it difficult to install/use the MiKTeX. You will find references to online forums, mailing lists and issue trackers.