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Old 08-10-2006, 03:07 PM   #1
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Unhappy latex, search path for style file.


Hi, Penguins.

Question is:
How to set search path with tex (pdflatex)?

This is the problem I ran into:
1. I have Debian (sarge) penguin and Debian (etch) penguin.
2. One of the tex source file does not go through pdflatex on etch. with sarge, no error.
3. Error message is
Code:
! LaTeX Error: Unknown option `contnav' for package `pp4slide'.
4. contnav exists.
Code:
/usr/share/texmf-tetex/fonts/type1/hoekwater/context/contnav.pfb
/usr/share/texmf-tetex/fonts/tfm/hoekwater/context/contnav.tfm
/usr/share/texmf-tetex/fonts/map/dvips/tetex/contnav.map
which is same as sarge!
5. I checked www.tug.org and www.ibiblio.org, but so far no help.
6. both sarge and etch, version is same
Code:
>pdflatex -v
pdfeTeX using libpoppler 3.141592-1.21a-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.4)
kpathsea version 3.5.4
Copyright (C) 1997-2004 Peter Breitenlohner (eTeX)/Han The Thanh (pdfTeX).
Kpathsea is copyright (C) 1997-2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
There is NO warranty.  Redistribution of this software is
covered by the terms of both the pdfeTeX using libpoppler copyright and
the GNU General Public License.
For more information about these matters, see the files
named COPYING and the pdfeTeX using libpoppler source.
Primary author of pdfeTeX using libpoppler: Peter Breitenlohner (eTeX)/Han The Thanh (pdfTeX).
Kpathsea written by Karl Berry and others.

Any clue will be appreciated.

Happy penguins!
 
Old 08-11-2006, 08:16 AM   #2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kaz2100
2. One of the tex source file does not go through pdflatex on etch. with sarge, no error.
3. Error message is
Code:
! LaTeX Error: Unknown option `contnav' for package `pp4slide'.
My guess is that sarge and etch have different versions of pp4slide. Don't think it has to do with search paths...
Try copying pp4slide.sty from sarge over to etch to check this (just to make that clear, that's not a clean solution and will probably produce other errors).
 
Old 08-11-2006, 02:26 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply.

Yes, these two style files are identical.....
 
Old 08-11-2006, 02:27 PM   #4
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edited out.

same post twice. sorry.

Last edited by kaz2100; 08-11-2006 at 02:28 PM.
 
Old 08-11-2006, 03:49 PM   #5
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Yes, these two style files are identical.....
Well, if you want to read up on the search path thing, have a look at info kpathsea.
You could try setting TEXINPUTS_pdflatex to one of the paths you think should be searched.

The thing is, the contnav files you listed all seem to be font-related, while the error is a package option pdflatex can't find.

I'll let you know if I get any new ideas.
 
Old 08-11-2006, 04:30 PM   #6
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Uhm, just out of pure interest ... what happens when you remove that contnav option from you tex source? And what is it supposed to do there, anyway?
 
Old 08-14-2006, 11:37 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by psisquare
Uhm, just out of pure interest ... what happens when you remove that contnav option from you tex source? And what is it supposed to do there, anyway?
without contnav option, some other error.

Code:
! Undefined control sequence.
<argument> \undefinedpagestyle 
                               
l.10 \pagestyle{title}


Quote:
Originally Posted by psisquare
Uhm, just out of pure interest ... what happens when you remove that contnav option from you tex source?
It is a sort of an idiot answer. I do not know what this option for. I found original file somewhere in the web, and I modify it and keep using.

I somewhat think that problem is hiding behind "foiltex" on etch. I keep troubleshoot and post here whatever...

Happy Penguins.
 
Old 08-14-2006, 12:12 PM   #8
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I found original file somewhere in the web, and I modify it and keep using.
Maybe this file uses old options / commands which newer version of PPower4 (that seems to be the offending package) do not support any longer.

If you'd post or send me a minimal tex file (without content) producing the error, I could run that through pdflatex here on Gentoo to see whether the problem is etch-specific.
 
Old 08-15-2006, 02:18 PM   #9
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Thanks for your offer.

It turned out to be incomplete install of pdfslide package. (I cannot figure out how exactly.., but)

After re-installing pdfslide package, things go well without error on etch.

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