[R-sig-Debian] [OT] LaTeX peculiarities in Ubuntu 9.10 beta

Michael Rutter mar36 at psu.edu
Mon Oct 19 21:14:27 CEST 2009


I am not quite sure is this answers your question, but...

If you look at the 'build-r-base.sh' script that Vincent Goulet wrote to 
build the Ubunutu packages 
(https://vgoulet.act.ulaval.ca/svn/R/cran-ubuntu/build-r-base.sh), the 
following was added:

# Change any ~ in the name of the build directory for a - to avoid a
# bug in texi2dvi.
if [ -d r-base-*~* ]
     dir=`ls -d r-base-*~*`
     mv $dir `echo $dir | sed y/~/-/`

Our other option was to ask a large man in a nice suit to see if he 
could convince Dirk that putting tildes in the titles of his R beta 
packages was a bad idea.

This has been reported, and it claims to have been fixed.



Douglas Bates wrote:
> I am running the beta test version of Ubuntu 9.10, x86_64 on a machine
> and encountered some peculiarities in LaTeX called through
> R-devel CMD texi2pdf file.tex
> The tilde character in the input, which should produce a non-breaking
> space, is now being rendered as a tilde.  Does anyone know where I
> could begin exploring for explanations and/or workarounds?
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Dr. Michael A. Rutter
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