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Compilation fails after Upgrade of Operating System

Postby logiaco » Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:29 pm

Hi everybody,

After updating from Ubuntu 12.04 to Ubuntu 12.10, and reinstalling Kile, I could not manage to re-compile some article of mine with XeLaTeX.

I get:

  1. Log and messages:
    SI.v07.tex=>SI.v07.pdf (xelatex)

    failed to start
    Cannot open log file; did you run LaTeX?

  2. Output:
    1. *****
    2. ***** XeLaTeX output:
    3. ***** cd "/home/laureline/modeling_work_at_LCN/work_on_dataanalysis_article/tot_draft_FinSubmManu/supplementary_information/latex.v07"
    4. ***** xelatex -interaction=nonstopmode SI.v07.tex
    5. *****

I don't join the .tex file, because the problem is more than probably upstream...

Any idea of where this could come from?

Thanks for helping,

Laureline

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Postby cgnieder » Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:07 pm

Hi Laureline,

Welcome to the LaTeX community!

I suppose you used the button in Kile's menu? Does it work from the command line?

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Postby logiaco » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:02 pm

Hello,

Typing 'xelatex' in the Konsole (from the software user interface) tells me that xelatex is not installed:

  1. laureline@sv-logiaco:~/modeling_work_at_LCN/work_on_dataanalysis_article/tot_draft_FinSubmManu/supplementary_information/latex.v07$ xelatex
  2. The program 'xelatex' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
  3. sudo apt-get install texlive-xetex


Doesn't xelatex come with Kile (I installed it with the software center) ? Should I rely on this information and manually (from any terminal) install xelatex (and other stuff) ?

Thanks you very much for your answer,

Laureline

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Postby cgnieder » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:10 pm

logiaco wrote:Doesn't xelatex come with Kile

No it doesn't. Kile is only an editor and while being taylored for use with TeX & friends you can also use it to write HTML, say, or any other code you like. It cannot provide programs to compile or interpret every one of them so it does not provide any. One could argue that it could make an exception for TeX but I am happy that it does not -- this allows me to choose the TeX distribution myself.

So, you need to install the TeX distribution separately, e.g. TeX Live, one of the standard distributions.

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