[R-sig-Debian] [OT] LaTeX peculiarities in Ubuntu 9.10 beta
bates at stat.wisc.edu
Mon Oct 19 21:51:11 CEST 2009
On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 2:14 PM, Michael Rutter <mar36 at psu.edu> wrote:
> 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.
Not sure that would work - Dirk can run fast and for long distances.
Actually it was tildes in the LaTeX or Sweave sources, not in the
directory names, that was the immediate problem for me.
> 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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