[tex-k] Problem.

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Fri Jun 11 16:39:13 CEST 2010

On 10 June 2010 R. Brown wrote:

 > I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04 and a working tex installation
 > turned into one that is not working for me. The problem is not tex by
 > itself, but tex and its interaction with the file server at work.
 > Most of my files are kept on a windows file server that is mounted via
 > cifs at ~/rbrown on a linux machine. When I try to run latex, I
 > receive an error that the file is not found. Moving the file to a
 > local directory (rather than a subdirectory of the cifs mount), allows
 > tex to work.

You probably get better help on the tex-live mailing list because
there are more people doing similar things.

 > This appears to be similar to the problem reported by
 > http://www.tug.org/pipermail/tex-live/2010-March/025026.html

In this thread George White provided a link to OpenOffice:


There, look for:

  Additional comments from lla  Mon Dec 14 07:46:55 +0000 2009

It seems that it has something to do with mount options.


 > The following interaction with the shell illustrates the problem:
 > rmbzz at zygmund:~/rbrown/work/circle$ ls -l threebythreepuzzle.tex
 > -rwx------ 1 rmbzz rmbzz 1646 2010-06-10 17:17 threebythreepuzzle.tex
 > rmbzz at zygmund:~/rbrown/work/circle$ latex threebythreepuzzle.tex
 > This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-1.40.10 (TeX Live 2009/Debian)
 >  restricted \write18 enabled.
 > entering extended mode
 > ! I can't find file `threebythreepuzzle.tex'.
 > <*> threebythreepuzzle.tex
 > (Press Enter to retry, or Control-D to exit)
 > Please type another input file name:
 > ! Emergency stop.
 > <*> threebythreepuzzle.tex
 > No pages of output.
 > Transcript written on texput.log.
 > rmbzz at zygmund:~/rbrown/work/circle$ kpsewhich threebythreepuzzle.tex
 > rmbzz at zygmund:~/rbrown/work/circle$ kpsestat = threebythreepuzzle.tex
 > kpsestat: threebythreepuzzle.tex: Value too large for defined data type
 > rmbzz at zygmund:~/rbrown/work/circle$
 > rmbzz at zygmund:~/rbrown/work/circle$ kpsestat --version
 > kpsestat (kpathsea version 5.0.0)
 > Copyright (C) 1997 Olaf Weber.
 > There is NO warranty.  You may redistribute this software
 > under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
 > For more information about these matters, see the file named GPL.
 > Primary author of kpsestat: Olaf Weber.
 > rmbzz at zygmund:~/rbrown/work/circle$
 > and the output of
 > rmbzz at zygmund:~/rbrown/work/circle$ strace kpsestat =
 > threebythreepuzzle.tex 2> straceout
 > is attached.
 > I would appreciate any suggestions as to how to better identify the
 > problem and redirection if this is the wrong place to seek help.  Or a
 > solution.
 > Russell Brown
 > -- 
 > Russell Brown :-: russell.brown at uky.edu
 > ==============================================
 > If I were founding a university I would begin with a smoking room;
 > next a dormitory; and then a decent reading room and a library. After
 > that, if I still had more money that I couldn't use, I would hire a
 > professor and get some text books.
 > --Stephen Leacock

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