[Rd] Error building R from SVN - unable to run 'pdflatex' on 'example-1.tex'

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Mon Feb 4 13:47:27 CET 2013

On 13-02-03 9:52 PM, Jonathon Love wrote:
> G'day,
> I'm trying to build R using the code from SVN. I am able to successfully
> build the source from here:
> http://cran.r-project.org/src/base/R-2/R-2.15.2.tar.gz
> However, when building the code checked out from SVN (either from 2.15.2
> tag, or the trunk) I get the following error:
> Error: running Sweave on vignette
> '/home/jonathon/projects/R/src/library/utils/vignettes/Sweave.Rnw'
> failed with message:
>    chunk 2
> Error in texi2dvi(file = file, pdf = TRUE, clean = clean, quiet = quiet,  :
>     unable to run 'pdflatex' on 'example-1.tex'
> Execution halted
> make[1]: *** [vignettes] Error 1
> Is there a way I can fix this?

Probably, but if you want help you're going to need to give some more 
information first, such as what exactly you installed from SVN, what OS 
you are using, what target you tried to build, and anything else 
necessary so that a potential helper can duplicate what you did.

Duncan Murdoch

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