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amyekut
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### Compilation of Presentation fails

Hi,

I am having trouble with the beamer package in PDFLaTeX on my current installation. Previously all was well; and presently other LaTeX packages are OK.

Even a small sample file generates a lot of errors.
\documentclass{beamer} \begin{document} \begin{frame}  frame 1TaTATATATta atatata $1234r$\end{frame} \begin{frame} frame 2   TaTATATATta atatata $1234r$\end{frame} \end{document}

My system is openSUSE 12.3 with TeX Live 2013 from the distributions repositories. Here is the top of the log file.

This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.5-1.40.14 (TeX Live 2013/TeX Live for opensuse.org)  restricted \write18 enabled.entering extended mode(./test-beamer3.texLaTeX2e <2011/06/27>Babel <3.9f> and hyphenation patterns for 78 languages loaded.(/home/amyekut/texmf/tex/latex/beamer/base/beamer.cls(/home/amyekut/texmf/tex/latex/beamer/base/beamerbasercs.sty)Runaway argument?Header$\ProvidesPackage {\beamer@rcsfile }[\beamer@rcsdate \space (r\ETC.! File ended while scanning use of \beamer@parseid.<inserted text> \par l.13 \ProvidesClassRCS$Header$Runaway argument?Header$ \ProvidesClass {\beamer@rcsfile }[\beamer@rcsdate \space \beamer@version \ETC.! Paragraph ended before \beamer@parseid was complete.<to be read again>                     \par l.15

The full log file is attached.

AMYEKUT
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localghost
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It seems that you have a CVS version of the beamer class which seems to cause the trouble. I wonder why the repository delivered it. Did you try to retrieve the recent package version from the »Publishing:TeXLive« repository by YaST?

Have you thought about installing a vanilla TeX Live instead of the version that openSUSE ships? The version from openSUSE misses the TLmgr (TeX Live Manager) for maintaining the system and updating packages. I run that vanilla system and it works fine.

Best regards and welcome to the board
Thorsten
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¹ System: openSUSE 42.2 (Linux 4.4.52), TeX Live 2016 (vanilla), TeXworks 0.6.1

amyekut
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Hi Thorsten,

It seems that you have a CVS version of the beamer class which seems to cause the trouble. I wonder why the repository delivered it. Did you try to retrieve the recent package version from the »Publishing:TeXLive« repository by YaST?

I do have the latest from the SUSE repository.

Have you thought about installing a vanilla TeX Live instead of the version that openSUSE ships? The version from openSUSE misses the TLmgr (TeX Live Manager) for maintaining the system and updating packages. I run that vanilla system and it works fine.

Will try this.

Just to be sure: do you mean the package supplied by
http://www.tug.org/texlive/ ?
What is the best installation method on my SUSE system?

Thanks,

Amnon

amyekut
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Joined: Sat Sep 07, 2013 4:05 pm
All seems well now. I added the "PATH=..." line to .profile, did a logout+login, and now OK.

Hi,

I installed the "vanilla" TEXLIVE, and it works well! But only from a terminal.

Now KILE refuses to work: the PDFLATEX gives "failed to start" message. (OKULAR does work!)

Any idea what to do?