#226 util: add chktex


fpTeX comes with a well working binary of ChkTeX. This
one cannot be used with MiKTeX because of different
kpsewich libraries. As ChkTeX is a very useful feature,
could you deliver ChkTeX with MiKTeX?

Here#s the official ChkTeX source:



  • Tobias

    Tobias - 2014-01-04

    Any update on this?

  • Ivan Andrus

    Ivan Andrus - 2016-02-12

    As the maintainer of ChkTeX I would love to see this too. If there is anything I can do to make it easier let me know.

  • Ivan Andrus

    Ivan Andrus - 2016-02-23

    I don't have anything to add except that I have 0 experience building for Windows. I might be able to get a Windows VM running and build ChkTeX, but I would likely need help. I'm more than happy to accept patches to improve the build system to accomodate Windows.

    That said, I'm sure maintaining MikTeX can be a thankless job. Thanks Christian for your work. I used to use MikTeX in college when I was on Windows. I still wish TeX Live had the "automatic package install" capability.

  • Christian Schenk

    • status: open --> in-the-works
  • Christian Schenk

    I will finally add chktex. The binary will be made available as a MiKTeX Next package in March. The regular MiKTeX 2.9 package follows later this year.

  • Alan Belle

    Alan Belle - 2016-02-26

    I have created http://www.lyx.org/trac/ticket/9989 to ensure LyX feeds through/verifies your ChkTeX compile ASAP. THX :-)

  • Ivan Andrus

    Ivan Andrus - 2016-02-26

    Thank you Christian.

  • Jethro Belle

    Jethro Belle - 2016-03-25

    ETA? I can't find it in the latest CTAN (except for TeXLive version). LyX immediately updated and awaiting the wonderful ChkTeX :-)

  • Christian Schenk

    • labels: Other -->
    • Milestone: --> 5900
  • Christian Schenk

    • status: in-the-works --> closed

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