[l2h] latext2html on Mandrake 8.2 - fixed-ish

chris cpage@cs.man.ac.uk
Mon, 10 Jun 2002 14:24:09 +0100 (BST)


     This morning I was determined to track down what was causing my
problem with maths image generation. My inspection of the generated
images.tex file last week revealed that the two lines


were missing from the start of the file. With this information I looked
through the latex2html file in an attempt to locate where the file was
being generated. In the make_latex subroutine I located the code which
creates the $preamble, specifically the line

$preamble = "\\documentclass{article}.........";

Which comes after a number of $preamble =~ s/...... operations. Comparing
this with the version of latex2html on the solaris box, I found that the
same code works fine on solaris under perl 5.005_03 but on Mandrake 8.2
with perl 5.6.1 $preamble contains a \n so the \\documentclass is
not added...

I could be wrong in my guess, 17k lines of perl take some getting
used to, but I think this is a perl problem rather than a latex2html one.
I don't have time to run more thorough checks how (I have kludge-fixed it
by commenting out the unless and adding a colon at the end of the
assignment) so I can't be sure. I will post another update when I get
chance to track this down a bit better...