[R-SIG-Mac] Problem with R CMD check, pdflatex
Michael.Hoehle at stat.uni-muenchen.de
Sun May 17 14:52:54 CEST 2009
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Regarding Ji-Ping's problem I experienced a similar issue after having
upgraded to 2.9.0 on my Mac. The checking of the PDF manual causes
warnings and the following check of PDF version without index causes an
$ tail -n 4 00check.log
* checking PDF version of manual ... WARNING
LaTeX errors when creating PDF version.
This typically indicates Rd problems.
* checking PDF version of manual without index ... ERROR
The interesting part is that when uploading the <package>.tar.gz file to
Uwe Ligges win-builder website, the package compiles without warnings or
errors on Windows.
Furthermore, the document compiles without any errors when manually
compiling the resulting <package>-manual.pdf in the ..Rcheck folder with
However, when trying to generate the manual with:
$ R CMD Rd2dvi --pdf .
Hmm ... looks like a package
Converting Rd files to LaTeX ...
Creating pdf output from LaTeX ...
/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/bin/Rd2dvi: line 228:
/usr/texbin/pdflatex: No such file or directory
Error in running pdflatex command ('/usr/texbin/pdflatex')
It appears as if the new 2.9.0 searches for pdflatex in
however, my pdflatex is located in e.g.
$ which pdflatex
When setting up a symlink to /usr/texbin R CMD check worked fine. So the
problem appears to have to do with R looking for pdflatex in the "wrong"
P.S. For the record:
$ which pdflatex
$ latex --version
pdfeTeX 3.141592-1.30.4-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.5)
R version 2.9.0 (2009-04-17)
attached base packages:
 stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods base
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