[R-SIG-Mac] Problem with R CMD check, pdflatex
simon.urbanek at r-project.org
Mon May 18 10:11:48 CEST 2009
CRAN R comes configured with MacTeX, see also
One of the problems is that PATH settings on OS X differ between LS-
started apps, shells etc., so it is in general problematic to get the
path right in all circumstances, so currently the CRAN binary assumes
the most common distribution.
On May 17, 2009, at 2:52 PM, Michael Höhle wrote:
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> Dear R-Sig-Mac,
> 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
> $ 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
> 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
> problem appears to have to do with R looking for pdflatex in the
> Best regards,
> 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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