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Old 01-31-2011, 02:10 PM   #1
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Trouble with a LaTeX package


Running openSUSE 11.3, Linux 2.6.34.7-0.5-desktop...

I'm trying to install the <a href="http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/xetex/latex/arabxetex/">arabxetex</a> package. It requires XeTeX, so I installed that via YaST package manager. I got hold of a TDS archive of the package and installation as prescribed <a href="http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=inst-tds-zip">here</a> went smoothly. But when I try
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latex myfile.tex
, It says "* XeTeX is required to complile this document. Sorry!" and the resulting dvi file is completely blank.

LaTeX (latex -v) is "pdfTeX using libpoppler 3.1415926-1.40.10-2.2 (TeX Live 2009/openSUSE)".

xetex -v gives "XeTeX using libpoppler 3.1415926-2.2-0.9995.2 (TeX Live 2009/openSUSE)".

Can anyone think of why the package might not be recognising that XeTeX is installed and how to fix it?

Thanks
 
Old 01-31-2011, 02:28 PM   #2
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# zypper se latex
# zypper se texlive

May be you are missing texlive-bin-latex ? texlive-bin-xetex ?

# zypper in texlive-bin-latex texlive-bin-xetex

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Old 01-31-2011, 02:38 PM   #3
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Hmm, nope, zypper says they're both installed and up to date.
 
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Some of the http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/xetex/latex/
files are old ?

Have you tried the command : which xetex ? ( /usr/bin/xetex ).
May be 'XeTex' is required: cd /usr/bin/ ; # ln -s xetex XeTeX

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I found a TDS zip file at http://texcatalogue.sarovar.org/entries/arabxetex.html and installed with that.

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Have you tried the command : which xetex ? ( /usr/bin/xetex ).
May be 'XeTex' is required: cd /usr/bin/ ; # ln -s xetex XeTeX

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Nope, that didn't work either. But yes, which xetex outputs /usr/bin/xetex.
 
  


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