[tex-live] Fwd: Running In Ubuntu, within Virtualbox on Windows
George N. White III
gnwiii at gmail.com
Sat Mar 6 13:23:59 CET 2010
On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 3:29 PM, George N. White III <gnwiii at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 2:21 PM, Philip Stubbs <philip at stuphi.co.uk> wrote:
>> On 5 March 2010 12:47, George N. White III <gnwiii at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Interesting. What does "kpsewhich st10-03_M1_with_L160_LED.tex" give?
>> Nothing at all.
> You should get the filename, e.g.:
> $ kpsewhich st10-03_M1_with_L160_LED.tex
> This is very helpful as kpsewhich has lots of debugging support.
>>> You can use "strace latex ..." to see what system call is failing. This will
>>> generate a huge amount of output, so you need to set a terminal with lots
>>> of scrolback space or use a shell in an emacs buffer.
>>> Was the sample2e.aux file created? What about log files?
>>> This smells like a problem with using mmap2 on a CIFS
>>> filesystem (using StarOffice aka OpenOffice):
>>> "StarOffice is trying to mmap(2) a file in the smbfs mount point, which
>>> returns ENOSYS because smbfs(7fs) does not support mmap"
>>> At work we deal with hdf files and often have problems with apps
>>> failing for files on CIFS mounts due to the same issue. On Ubuntu
>>> "man mmap" has explanations for a long list of possible errors.
>> I did a quick test with trace. The last line before it stopped did
>> have mmap in it. I can't give more details now, as I am at home, but I
>> will definitely follow this line of inquiry on Monday.
> pdftex uses mmap2 for lots of files -- you need to look for
> lines like:
> entering extended mode
> open("st10-03_M1_with_L160_LED.tex", O_RDONLY) = 3
> I installed Samba on my Ubuntu 9.10 box and mounted my home directory
> using cifs on the same machine and can't reproduce the error.
> $ df -t cifs
> Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
> //localhost/gwhite 159038260 77037176 73986032 52% /mnt/cifs/gwhite
> $ pwd
> $ cat st10-03_M1_with_L160_LED.tex
> A quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
> $ latex st10-03_M1_with_L160_LED.tex
> This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-1.40.10 (TeX Live 2009)
> entering extended mode
> LaTeX2e <2009/09/24>
> Babel <v3.8l> and hyphenation patterns for english, usenglishmax, dumylang, noh
> yphenation, loaded.
> Document Class: article 2007/10/19 v1.4h Standard LaTeX document class
> No file st10-03_M1_with_L160_LED.aux.
>  (./st10-03_M1_with_L160_LED.aux) )
> Output written on st10-03_M1_with_L160_LED.dvi (1 page, 264 bytes).
> Transcript written on st10-03_M1_with_L160_LED.log.
> In my test using CTAN TL2009 the tex source file is not memory mapped.
> Your version may behave differently, but the kpathsea problem suggests
> that the problem is elsewhere.
I repeated the tests using the debian packaged version of TL2009 and can't
reproduce the problem in this environment. I have access to other servers,
but time will be limited until April, so I hope the OP can see something with
>> Philip Stubbs
> George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
> Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia
George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia
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