[OS X TeX] hyperref error?

Ross Moore ross.moore at mq.edu.au
Fri May 27 01:22:35 CEST 2011

Hi David,

On 27/05/2011, at 8:57 AM, David Arnold wrote:

> Does compile on our macbooks when we use latex. But we have hyperref v6.81z on our macbooks. On our linux machine, we have hyperref 6.82g. Is that the problem?

Where did you get this version from?
The latest that I could find on CTAN was 6.82f .
Your test file worked fine on my MacBook with this...

  ... but there was no loading of these:

>>> (/usr/local/texlive/2010/texmf-dist/tex/generic/oberdiek/hobsub-hyperref.sty
>>> (/usr/local/texlive/2010/texmf-dist/tex/generic/oberdiek/hobsub-generic.sty
>>> ! Undefined control sequence.
>>> l.3814 \@PackageInfoNoLine
>>>                         {etexcmds}{%

This seems to be where the error lies.
So unless Heiko gave you a special update --- to solve a problem that
you faced, and no-one else knows about --- then go back down to  6.82f .
Maybe that will give you a fully consistent setup.

> D.
> On May 26, 2011, at 3:39 PM, David Arnold wrote:
>> Herbert, Here is part of the script we use on our system, which has some metapost, pstricks, and tikz graphics used in its files:
>> if ($os eq 'osx') {
>>   print "\nStarting gen_questions.pl ...\n";
>>   system "$macbin/gen_questions.pl $testbank --preview=$macqinclude $secondarg";
>>   print "\nStarting latex ...\n";
>>   system "latex --shell-escape $testbank-preview.tex";
>>   system "dvips -o $testbank-preview-pics.ps $testbank-preview.dvi";
>>   system "ps2pdf -dAutoRotatePages=/None $testbank-preview-pics.ps $testbank-preview-pics.pdf";
>>   system "pdflatex  --shell-escape $testbank-preview.tex";
>>   system "rm $testbank-preview.dvi $testbank-preview-pics.ps $testbank-preview.aux q1111-*.*";

Is there a link where we can see the output from your system?
It would seem to be an automated way to produce test papers
or quizzes, similar to our MacQTeX system.


Maybe there is stuff there that we can learn from each other.
We run on a Mac OSX server.

>> David

Hope this helps,


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