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Re: Problem with building PDFs

W dniu 2013-01-23 17:47, Joel Sherrill pisze:
_Exit.def was empty for me when "make pdf" failed. I removed it
by hand and did another make and it succeeded. On another run,
there was another .def file which was empty.

But if I remove this file (which is generated during "make pdf") and do another "make pdf" it is regenerated and the error is the same...

When I did a "make info pdf", it seemed to work more reliably.

Indeed "make info pdf" "works", but the end result is the same as previously - the .pdf is created, yet the process exits with error /;

First run:

Output written on libc.pdf (326 pages, 695631 bytes).
Transcript written on libc.log.
/usr/bin/texi2dvi: pdfetex exited with bad status, quitting.
make[2]: *** [libc.pdf] Error 1

Second run:

Output written on libm.pdf (98 pages, 356790 bytes).
Transcript written on libm.log.
/usr/bin/texi2dvi: pdfetex exited with bad status, quitting.
make[2]: *** [libm.pdf] Error 1

Third run is OK, as the PDFs are there.

But your message made me do a little "search" and indeed there are some empty (0 bytes) files called stmp-def in many folders + some "normal" file that are empty:
[freddie@arch newlib]$ find -size 0

So three .def files that are empty. Could that be the reason? These 3 names cannot be found in the log of "make pdf", so I guess not...

I guess the real reason is somewhere here:
I've got a failure for these 5 files:
Each failure is in exactly the same place:

@end table

@* <- here's the failing line

I bet such code is present only in these 5 files and nowhere else. In each case the error is the same:

You can't use `@unskip' in vertical mode.
            @hfil @break @hbox {}@ignorespaces
l.81 @*

(the line number changes of course [; )

If I remove the troubling @* the error is gone...

Is there anything wrong with this LaTeX construct or maybe my LaTeX is misbehaving?


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