[tex-live] Fwd: Re: Error TL12 kpsewhich in ifxetex

Will Robertson wspr81 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 25 18:17:00 CEST 2012

> THe error comes from hardwrap.sty which does:
> I would suggest to report this to tthe original author of the tufte
> class, as this seems to be a problem in their package ...

... I'm not sure how you come to that conclusion; the error clearly originates in hardwrap.sty. I'm not using the latest version of TL2012, I believe, but a minimal example that breaks for me is:

\@@input"|kpsewhich -var-value=max_print_line"\relax

I'm using some pre-release version of MacTeX 2012, and my console output is:

This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.4-1.40.13 (TeX Live 2012)
 \write18 enabled.
entering extended mode
LaTeX2e <2011/06/27>
Babel <v3.8m> and hyphenation patterns for english, dumylang, nohyphenation, 
welsh, loaded.
Document Class: article 2007/10/19 v1.4h Standard LaTeX document class
./small.tex:3: I can't find file `"|kpsewhich -var-value=max_print_line"'.
<to be read again> 
l.3 ...|kpsewhich -var-value=max_print_line"\relax

So somewhere along the line it looks like pipe input was broken. No problem, I will update hardwrap.sty ASAP to avoid the issue; it's not like anyone changes `max_print_line` anyway!

-- Will

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