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Hoed
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makebst and docstrip "Could not write on..."

Postby Hoed » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:56 am

Hi,

I want to create a new bst.file. It should include the bibstyle our chair uses and has only written down in Word. However, I'm not that new to Tex, but here's what puzzels me:


In makebst, I get first:

'I can't write on makebst.log'

I provide the full path, and makebst starts. At the point, when I'm asked to provide the output-file, I get:

'I can't write on XXX.bst'

OK, then, I want to create it in docstrip:

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When I want to create the file into which the new style definition is to be written in, I use docstrip, which starts with:

'I can't write on docstrip.log'

OK, so I created a new docstrip.log and provide the full path to Tex which leads to acceptance. Then, going through the 4 steps, the old infile extension is mbs, the outfile extension should be tex, options are bblbst and next comes filelist: When I provide "merlin" I get:

'I can't write on merlin.tex'

When typing another name, I get the same.

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I am using MikTex 2.9.4116 on Win7 Prof, 64bit, and I - and thats what I assume has gone wrong - installed MikTex to the Programme(X86) folder.

So heres the question: Is there a problem in installing to the Programme(X86) folder maybe in writing access etc? And if not.. Please be so kind to provide a hint of whats gone wrong.

Regards, H.

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Hoed
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Postby Hoed » Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:11 pm

I forgot one thing: On one occasion, I could get through the docstrip-procedure. Here is the log:

  1. This is TeX, Version 3.1415926 (MiKTeX 2.9) (preloaded format=tex 2013.1.25) 26 JAN 2013 08:51
  2. **docstrip
  3. ("C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\base\docstrip.tex"
  4. \blockLevel=\count26
  5. \emptyLines=\count27
  6. \processedLines=\count28
  7. \commentsRemoved=\count29
  8. \commentsPassed=\count30
  9. \codeLinesPassed=\count31
  10. \TotalprocessedLines=\count32
  11. \TotalcommentsRemoved=\count33
  12. \TotalcommentsPassed=\count34
  13. \TotalcodeLinesPassed=\count35
  14. \NumberOfFiles=\count36
  15. \inFile=\read0
  16. \inputcheck=\read1
  17. \@tempcnta=\count37
  18. \off@0=\count38
  19. \off@1=\count39
  20. \off@2=\count40
  21. \off@3=\count41
  22. \off@4=\count42
  23. \off@5=\count43
  24. \off@6=\count44
  25. \off@7=\count45
  26. \off@8=\count46
  27. \off@9=\count47
  28. \off@10=\count48
  29. \off@11=\count49
  30. \off@12=\count50
  31. \off@13=\count51
  32. \off@14=\count52
  33. \off@15=\count53
  34. \@temptokena=\toks12
  35. \@maxfiles=\count54
  36. \@maxoutfiles=\count55
  37.  
  38. Utility: `docstrip' 2.5d <2005/07/29>
  39. English documentation <1999/03/31>
  40.  
  41. **********************************************************
  42. * This program converts documented macro-files into fast *
  43. * loadable files by stripping off (nearly) all comments! *
  44. **********************************************************
  45.  
  46. ********************************************************
  47. * No Configuration file found, using default settings. *
  48. ********************************************************
  49.  
  50.  
  51. ****************************************************
  52. * First type the extension of your input file(s): *
  53. \infileext=mbs
  54. ****************************************************
  55.  
  56. ****************************************************
  57. * Now type the extension of your output file(s) : *
  58. \outfileext=tex
  59. ****************************************************
  60.  
  61. ****************************************************
  62. * Now type the name(s) of option(s) to include : *
  63. \Options=bblbst
  64. ****************************************************
  65.  
  66. ****************************************************
  67. * Finally give the list of input file(s) without *
  68. * extension seperated by commas if necessary : *
  69. \filelist=Test
  70. ****************************************************
  71.  
  72.  
  73. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  74. ! Your input file `Test.mbs' was not found !
  75. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  76.  
  77. More files to process (y/n)?
  78. \answer=n
  79. )
  80. No pages of output.

Hoed
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Postby Hoed » Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:42 pm

Hi again,

seems a new installation to another folder was the solution. However, docstrip runs, makebst lets me answer the questions, but in the end of the procedure, when tex should I get:

'Batch job written to babelbst.dbj'

Now it should be easy, but: When I let Tex run the batch job, I get again:

'I can't find file *.djb'

But its there, in the folder, well, so says the Windows search function.

If you have any ideas, what has gone wrong at this stage, I would be quite a happy bunny.

Thanks for helping,
H.

Hoed
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Postby Hoed » Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:03 pm

Can be closed, solution was another installation without any spaces in the MikTex 2.9-folder name.

Thanks, H.


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