Bug 985877 - /usr/bin/t4ht is a circular link, should be executable?
/usr/bin/t4ht is a circular link, should be executable?
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: texlive (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jindrich Novy
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-07-18 08:20 EDT by ed leaver
Modified: 2015-02-17 11:13 EST (History)
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Description ed leaver 2013-07-18 08:20:48 EDT
Description of problem:
In FC19 /usr/bin/t4ht is symlinked to /usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/scripts/tex4ht/ht.sh, which is a very short bash script that in turn executes... t4ht (relative path). Fork then runs out of processes.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
I have a script that runs "mk4ht mzlatex <filename> <options>". mk4ht apparently calls t4ht. Fails every time. 

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Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:
I temporarily "fixed" the problem by removing the symlink to /usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/scripts/tex4ht/ht.sh and copying the /usr/bin/t4ht executable from an FC18 install into FC19's /usr/bin. Seems to work fine.
Comment 1 ivolopez 2013-07-19 11:33:44 EDT
Even a very simple example ends with error messages. Example:

- Tex file foo.tex:

Hello world

- Script call:

htlatex foo.tex

The htlatex script calls t4ht and it fails. The temporary "fix" have solved my problem.
Comment 2 Michael S. Tsirkin 2013-11-18 11:00:46 EST
I think component is wrong here.
This is part of texlive.
Comment 3 Michael S. Tsirkin 2013-11-18 11:01:42 EST
Description of problem:
includes a broken /usr/bin/t4ht

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. htlatex foo.tex

Actual results:
forever prints:

--- error --- improper command line
tex4ht [-f<path-separator-ch>]in-file[.dvi]
   [-.<ext>]            replacement to default file extension name .dvi
   [-c<tag name>]       choose named segment in env file
   [-f<path-separator-ch>]        remove path from the file name
   [-F<ch-code>]        replacement for missing font characters; 0--255; default 0
   [-h(e|f|F|g|s|v|V)]  trace: e-errors/warnings, f-htf, F-htf search
                            g-groups, s-specials, v-env, V-env search
   [-P(*|<filter>)]     permission for system calls: *-always, filter
   [-s<css-file-ext>]   default: -s4cs; multiple entries allowed
   [-u10]               base 10 for unicode characters
   [-utf8]              utf-8 encoding for unicode characters
   [-v<idv version>]    replacement for the given dvi version
   [-xs]           ms-dos file names for automatically generated gifs

Expected results:
should finish generate html

Additional info:

htlatex indirectly calls t4ht from

This is a shell script:

        $1 $2
        $1 $2
        $1 $2
        tex4ht $2
        t4ht $2  $3
Comment 4 Michael S. Tsirkin 2013-11-25 10:27:13 EST
For now I just got a working t4ht binary e.g. from
and put it in /usr/bin
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