Szabolcs Horvát | 2 Feb 16:51 2011
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2.9 - crash in pdftex (2.8 is fine)

Hello,

Is anyone on this mailing list using latexdaemon?

http://william.famille-blum.org/software/latexdaemon/index.html

Since upgrading to MiKTeX 2.9, pdftex.exe (NOT latexdaemon) crashes 
every time it's called from latexdaemon.  MiKTeX 2.8 was fine.

Latexdaemon makes writing latex extremely convenient by automatically 
re-compiling the file on every save.  Coupled with Sumatra PDF viewer, 
that re-loads the pdf on every change, it's very useful.  Latexdaemon 
also uses some technique to significantly speed up compilation 
(pre-compiling the preamble?)

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Per Ting | 2 Feb 17:13 2011
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Re: 2.9 - crash in pdftex (2.8 is fine)

This problem has been reported a couple of times and seems to be caused by
by using --synctex=-1 option. The developer of latexdaemon is aware of the
problem.

2011/2/2 Szabolcs Horvát <szhorvat <at> gmail.com>

> Hello,
>
> Is anyone on this mailing list using latexdaemon?
>
> http://william.famille-blum.org/software/latexdaemon/index.html
>
> Since upgrading to MiKTeX 2.9, pdftex.exe (NOT latexdaemon) crashes
> every time it's called from latexdaemon.  MiKTeX 2.8 was fine.
>
>
> Latexdaemon makes writing latex extremely convenient by automatically
> re-compiling the file on every save.  Coupled with Sumatra PDF viewer,
> that re-loads the pdf on every change, it's very useful.  Latexdaemon
> also uses some technique to significantly speed up compilation
> (pre-compiling the preamble?)
>
>
>
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Ulrike Fischer | 2 Feb 17:31 2011
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Re: 2.9 - crash in pdftex (2.8 is fine)

Am Wed, 02 Feb 2011 16:51:38 +0100 schrieb Szabolcs Horvát:

> Hello,
> 
> Is anyone on this mailing list using latexdaemon?
> 
> http://william.famille-blum.org/software/latexdaemon/index.html
> 
> Since upgrading to MiKTeX 2.9, pdftex.exe (NOT latexdaemon) crashes 
> every time it's called from latexdaemon.  MiKTeX 2.8 was fine.

I'm not using latexdaemon, but there is a long discussion about this
problem in its bug tracker:
http://code.google.com/p/latexdaemon/issues/detail?id=19

I can confirm that it is probably based on a miktex problem. The
following command works fine in miktex 2.8. but crashes (windows
crash) in 2.9. It looks as if synctex has a problem to rename its
output file - perhaps to new security options or due to a timing
problem. You should make a bug report in the miktex bug tracker.

Command (directory TeXAux exists):

I:\Z-Test>pdflatex -output-directory=TeXAux --synctex=1
test-utf8.tex

This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-1.40.11 (MiKTeX 2.9)
entering extended mode
....

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Samuel Bronson | 4 Feb 03:01 2011
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Weave and MFT troubles

I'm having trouble getting either MFT or Weave to work. To start off, when I
MFT with no arguments so that it will print it's usage, it gives every
appearances of having crashed: I'm asked if I'd like to send an error report
to Microsoft. Now, they it *does* print some usage information first, but
it's really strange looking:

E:\home\tex>mft
>
> Usage: mft inputfile changefile stylefile outputfile. (l.0)
>

as is that printed by Weave:

E:\home\tex>weave
> Usage: weave inputfile changefile outputfile. (l.0)
>
>
> (That was a fatal error, my friend.)
>

I mean, why is the changefile mandatory? Why can't it infer a default output
filename like most other utilities?

Furthermore, passing an empty changefile doesn't help, even though page 10
of the WEB manual says "The change file consists of zero or more 'changes'";
instead, I get a message about a read error:

E:\home\tex>weave mf.web null.ch mf.tex
> This is WEAVE, Version 4.4 (MiKTeX 2.9)
> weave: Read operation failed.
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Daniel Becker | 4 Feb 10:55 2011
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epspdf and miktex

Hallo,

I am the author of epspdfconversion. This is a package to convert eps-files "on the fly" to pdf for users of
pdflatex. Just as epstopdf does, but this package uses epspdf 
http://dante.ctan.org/tex-archive/support/epspdf/doc/index.html
for the conversion. 

Is epspdf (the converter) installed with Miktex 2.8/2.9? Or do users have to manage the installation by
themselve? Background: I am receiving bug reports from miktex users and I try to isolate what the problem is....

Thanks - Daniel

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José Carlos Santos | 4 Feb 11:28 2011
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Re: epspdf and miktex

On 04-02-2011 9:55, Daniel Becker wrote:

> I am the author of epspdfconversion. This is a package to convert eps-files "on the fly" to pdf for users of
pdflatex. Just as epstopdf does, but this package uses epspdf
> http://dante.ctan.org/tex-archive/support/epspdf/doc/index.html
> for the conversion.
>
> Is epspdf (the converter) installed with Miktex 2.8/2.9? Or do users have to manage the installation by
themselve? Background: I am receiving bug reports from miktex users and I try to isolate what the problem is....

I work with MiKTeX 2.9 and my installation contains no executable file 
whose name begins with epspdf (although I do have a file called 
epstopdf.exe).

I hope that this helps.

Best regards,

Jose Carlos Santos

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Daniel Becker | 4 Feb 11:35 2011
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Re: epspdf and miktex


Am 04.02.2011 um 11:28 schrieb José Carlos Santos:

> I work with MiKTeX 2.9 and my installation contains no executable file 
> whose name begins with epspdf (although I do have a file called 
> epstopdf.exe).

ok, thanks. What about 2.8? 2.9 is a beta-release, right? And where is there place to ask for / discuss the
inclusion of epspdf? 

Daniel

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Siep Kroonenberg | 4 Feb 11:59 2011
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Re: epspdf and miktex

On Fri, Feb 04, 2011 at 10:55:26AM +0100, Daniel Becker wrote:
> Hallo,
> 
> I am the author of epspdfconversion. This is a package to convert eps-files "on the fly" to pdf for users of
pdflatex. Just as epstopdf does, but this package uses epspdf 
> http://dante.ctan.org/tex-archive/support/epspdf/doc/index.html
> for the conversion. 
> 
> Is epspdf (the converter) installed with Miktex 2.8/2.9? Or do users have to manage the installation by
themselve? Background: I am receiving bug reports from miktex users and I try to isolate what the problem is....
> 
> Thanks - Daniel

So it is not simply because they don't have Ruby?

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José Carlos Santos | 5 Feb 02:11 2011
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Re: epspdf and miktex

On 04-02-2011 10:35, Daniel Becker wrote:

>> I work with MiKTeX 2.9 and my installation contains no executable file
>> whose name begins with epspdf (although I do have a file called
>> epstopdf.exe).
>
> ok, thanks. What about 2.8?

It also contains no executable file whose name begins with epspdf.

> 2.9 is a beta-release, right?

No. It's the current stable release.

> And where is there place to ask for / discuss the inclusion of epspdf?

I suppose that the lack of this file is bug. If so, the best choice is
to mention this here:

http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=10783&atid=110783

I hope that it works.

Best regards,

Jose Carlos Santos

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Daniel Becker | 5 Feb 11:29 2011
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Re: epspdf and miktex


Am 04.02.2011 um 11:59 schrieb Siep Kroonenberg:

> So it is not simply because they don't have Ruby?

sorry, I have been offline. I am not sure. I first wanted to figure out what the expected support of miktex for
epspdf is. Ideally, it would be to install everything except ruby, Pdftops, Tcl/Tk, right? So a user could
be told to install those three and that's it?

I'll try to instaal Windows xp  and see how it goes, maybe a step by step guide will be the result....

Daniel
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