[R-pkg-devel] R package manual failing only on R-devel-linux-x86_64-debian-gcc

Zhian Kamvar zk@mv@r @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Tue Jun 18 17:22:18 CEST 2019

Thank you for the the insights, Gabor and Hugh! Line 186 happens to be a
\begin{itemize} in the package documentation section (which is chock-full
of links), I didn't change that, but I did expand the DESCRIPTION, so I
guess it makes sense that one of those links have slid down and gotten
stuck between the pages.

Now if only I had a reliable way of reproducing the error -_-

Thank you both for the quick responses!

On Tue, Jun 18, 2019 at 4:00 PM Hugh Parsonage <hugh.parsonage using gmail.com>

> Unfortunately this error is caused by a hyperlink straddling a page, so
> it’s difficult to solve uniformly.
> The LaTeX error message provides a clue as to where the hyperlink might be
> (near an \item near a \code) but no exact location.
> My advice would be to look where you have hyperlinks (including cross
> references) in your documentation and either reword the documentation or
> omit hyperlinks until you can produce a full pdf manual. Then, examine
> where the hyperlink might have straddled two pages and more surgically
> reword that paragraph/list to enable the original intent to be typeset.
> The hyperlink may also occur in a bibliography where you may have to make
> more drastic omissions or additions in order for compilation to succeed.
> On Wed, 19 Jun 2019 at 12:37 am, Zhian Kamvar <zkamvar using gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I'm having a really strange problem that I cannot reproduce locally
>> (Ubuntu
>> bionic) or on Rhub. I've run into an issue where the R package manual is
>> failing only on this platform with ancient LaTeX runes that I struggle to
>> decipher [0]
>> > * checking PDF version of manual ... WARNING
>> > LaTeX errors when creating PDF version.
>> > This typically indicates Rd problems.
>> > LaTeX errors found:
>> > ! pdfTeX error (ext4): \pdfendlink ended up in different nesting level
>> than \pd
>> > fstartlink.
>> > \AtBegShi using Output ...ipout \box \AtBeginShipoutBox
>> >                                                   \fi \fi
>> > l.186 \item \code
>> > !  ==> Fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced!
>> > * checking PDF version of manual without hyperrefs or index ... OK
>> > * checking for non-standard things in the check directory ... NOTE
>> > Found the following files/directories:
>> >   ‘poppr-manual.tex’
>> >
>> >
>> The only information I could find on the error was a question with answers
>> that were more questions: https://stackoverflow.com/q/2765229/2752888
>> Uwe Ligges was kind enough to trigger a second build to see if this was an
>> anomaly, but the same incantation appeared again. I've tried building this
>> on Rhub debian-devel-gcc, but could not reproduce the error [1] and no
>> other platform does this.
>> Has anyone seen this before?
>> Thanks,
>> Zhian
>> [0]:
>> https://win-builder.r-project.org/incoming_pretest/poppr_2.8.3_20190618_151346/Debian/00check.log
>> [1]:
>> https://builder.r-hub.io/status/original/poppr_2.8.3.tar.gz-130d92cdeb2c4c46b94d8cc13b8921b9
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