[l2h] help with latex2html-2K.1beta

Larry W. Virden lvirden@cas.org
Fri, 26 Jan 2001 11:11:57 -0500 (EST)

Platform: SPARC Solaris 8

When attempting to build the above version of latex2html I ran into a variety of
which I'm finding difficult to resolve.  Attempting to do something with the
docs so that i can read what common problems are resulted in problems since
I didn't know exactly the best way to do this.  I cd'd into the docs
directory and did a make html, but that resulted in all sorts of problems

The software itself appeared to configure and build - but with this error:

checking for ppmtogif... /projects/gnu/sparc-sun-solaris2.8/bin/ppmtogif
checking if ppmtogif can make transparent GIFs... error
    Execution of /projects/gnu/sparc-sun-solaris2.8/bin/ppmtogif did not produce
 expected output

This is my version of ppmtogif - it is quite new.

ppmtogif: Version: Netpbm 9.10
ppmtogif: Compiled Fri Jan 19 12:10:38 EST 2001 by user "lwv26"
ppmtogif: SYSV defined
ppmtogif: RGB_ENV='RGBDEF'
ppmtogif: RGBENV= 'RGBDEF' (env vbl is unset)

Could it be that the latex2html is expected a much older version?

Anyways, after I move into docs/ and do the make html, I start getting
these types of error:

gmake manual.stamp;
gmake[1]: Entering directory `/ldata2/TeX/latex2html-2K.1beta/docs'
latex2html  -no_math -html_version 3.2,math  -external_file manual -dir manual -info 0 -short_index -contents "node6".html -index "node11".html -biblio "node9" -no_auto_link -no_footnode -split 6 -link 6 -up_url manual.html -up_title "LaTeX2HTML" -prefix O -prev_url manual.html -prev_title "LaTeX2HTML" -down_url support.html -down_title "Installation"  overview.tex 

loading ./.latex2html-init
This is LaTeX2HTML Version 98.1p1 release (March 2nd, 1998)
originally by Nikos Drakos,
 Computer Based Learning Unit, University of Leeds.

Revised and extended by:
 Marcus Hennecke, Ross Moore, Herb Swan and others
...producing markup for HTML version 3.2  with math extensions

Loading /ldata2/TeX/latex2html/versions/html3_2.pl
Loading /ldata2/TeX/latex2html/versions/math.pl

 *** processing declarations ***
OPENING /ldata2/TeX/latex2html-2K.1beta/docs/overview.tex 
texexpand: include overview.ptr failed. Reinserting  command

 ***  `texexpand' done ***

 ***  database open ***

Loading /ldata2/TeX/latex2html/styles/texdefs.perl...

Loading /ldata2/TeX/latex2html/styles/article.perl
Loading /ldata2/TeX/latex2html/styles/html.perl
Loading /ldata2/TeX/latex2html/styles/htmllist.perl
Loading /ldata2/TeX/latex2html/styles/makeidx.perl
Loading /ldata2/TeX/latex2html/styles/graphicx.perl
Loading /ldata2/TeX/latex2html/styles/color.perl
 *** initialising colors ***

(reading colors from crayola.txt)

Loading /ldata2/TeX/latex2html/styles/changebar.perl
Reading ...

Doing ./manhtml.tex 
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Arguments to cb are too complex ...
It will not be processed unless used in another environment
which is passed to LaTeX whole for processing.
*** redefining \thefootnote ***
*** redefining \MF ***

Cannot open overview.aux No such file or directory

Translating ...
0/2:top of overview: for overview.html

 *** translating preamble ***
*** redefining \thefootnote ***
*** redefining \MF ***
Warning: No implementation found for option: `dvips' for `article' package
Could not find file: internals.pl 
Could not find file: Ointernals.pl 

and so forth, on and on and on.

Are these expected outputs?
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