Bug 204902 - unable to generate PDF
unable to generate PDF
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: linuxdoc-tools (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
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Blocks: FC6Update
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Reported: 2006-09-01 03:04 EDT by Kir Kolyshkin
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 0.9.21-8.fc6
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Last Closed: 2007-01-12 05:59:51 EST
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Description Kir Kolyshkin 2006-09-01 03:04:35 EDT
Description of problem:

I was not able to generate PDF from SGML using linuxdoc-tools (see exact error

I found that the reason is Patch3 (last patch from bug #149588). Looks like it
doesn't work anymore with the latest tetex.

So what I did is I reverted that patch and applied the one suggested in Debian
bug #321998. It works for me, and I have also checked that by default DVI is

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
$ rpm -q linuxdoc-tools tetex tetex-latex

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. wget http://kir.vtx.ru/resume/resume8.sgml
2. linuxdoc -B latex -o pdf resume8.sgml

Actual results:
Processing file resume8.sgml
This is pdfeTeX, Version 3.141592-1.21a-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.4)
entering extended mode
LaTeX2e <2003/12/01>
Babel <v3.8d> and hyphenation patterns for american, french, german, ngerman, b
ahasa, basque, bulgarian, catalan, croatian, czech, danish, dutch, esperanto, e
stonian, finnish, greek, icelandic, irish, italian, latin, magyar, norsk, polis
h, portuges, romanian, russian, serbian, slovak, slovene, spanish, swedish, tur
kish, ukrainian, nohyphenation, loaded.

(./resume8.tex (/usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/base/article.cls
Document Class: article 2004/02/16 v1.4f Standard LaTeX document class
! Incomplete \ifnum; all text was ignored after line 5.
<inserted text>
<*> \nonstopmode\input{resume8.tex}

! Emergency stop.
<*> \nonstopmode\input{resume8.tex}

No pages of output.
Transcript written on resume8.log.

Expected results:
Generated PDF 

Additional info:
Debian bug: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=321998
My fixed linuxdoc-tools srpm:
Comment 1 Kir Kolyshkin 2006-09-01 03:07:35 EDT
This bug actually renders linuxdoc-tools unusable, thus raising the severity.
Comment 2 Kir Kolyshkin 2007-01-09 19:22:03 EST
Ughm, looks like nobody is interested in curing linuxdoc? Pity :(
Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2007-01-11 10:26:11 EST
Oops, sorry.  Fixed in 0.9.21-8.fc6.
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2007-01-11 17:01:15 EST
linuxdoc-tools-0.9.21-8.fc6 has been pushed for fc6, which should resolve this issue.  If these problems are still present in this version, then please make note of it in this bug report.

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