Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 204902
unable to generate PDF
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:41 EST
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
Steps to Reproduce:
1. wget http://kir.vtx.ru/resume/resume8.sgml
2. linuxdoc -B latex -o pdf resume8.sgml
Processing file resume8.sgml
This is pdfeTeX, Version 3.141592-1.21a-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.4)
entering extended mode
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.
Document Class: article 2004/02/16 v1.4f Standard LaTeX document class
! Incomplete \ifnum; all text was ignored after line 5.
! Emergency stop.
No pages of output.
Transcript written on resume8.log.
Debian bug: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=321998
My fixed linuxdoc-tools srpm:
This bug actually renders linuxdoc-tools unusable, thus raising the severity.
Ughm, looks like nobody is interested in curing linuxdoc? Pity :(
Oops, sorry. Fixed in 0.9.21-8.fc6.
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.