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export PATH=/usr/local/texlive/2016/bin/i386-linux/:${PATH}
export PATH=${HOME}/.local/bin:${PATH}
+To build the documentation on Windows you need to install an offical Python
+build from We suggest you install a recent 2.7 series
+64bit build. The versions 2.7.9 and after include pip.
+Note: you cannot use the MSYS2 versions of Python because the pip libraries
+that contain C or C++ code are built with MSVC libraries and cannot integrate
+with the MSYS2 built python.
+The following assumes Python is installed to its default path of C:\Python27.
+Open an MSYS2 terminal window and add the needed paths to Python and its
+ $ export PATH=/c/Python27/Scripts:/c/Python27:$PATH
+Install Sphinx and any needed extensions:
+ $ pip install sphinx
+ $ pip install sphinxcontrib-bibtex