I'm trying to install the SublimeLinter-chktex package for Sublime Text 3 on Windows 8.1. As part of that I need to install Cygwin and ChkTex.

Following the instructions, I have first installed Cygwin with make and gcc compile. Even though it was not mentioned in the instructions, I added C:\cygwin64\bin to %PATH%.

Then I downloaded ChkTex and saved it in the home directory of Cygwin (C:\Cygwin64\home\USER where USER in my case is Fredrik).

The third step in the instructions is "In the cygwin bash, run configure and make" but then I don't know what to do. I have tried typing configure in Cygwin64 Terminal but get the error message

-bash: configure: command not found

Then, after some googling, I tried typing ./configure which resulted in

-bash: ./configure: No such file or directory

1 Answer 1


You have to change the directory before running configure. In Cygwin64 Terminal, type

cd c:
cd cygwin64/home/USER
cd chktex-1.7.2
make install

to install ChkTeX.

However, then you will run into the bug that ChkTex can't handle spaces in paths.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.