[tex-live] an issue with running dvipdfmx from a makefile

Lars Madsen daleif at math.au.dk
Sun Oct 5 09:36:47 CEST 2014

We've all been there, it is a part of the debugging experience

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From: jfbu [jfbu at free.fr]
Received: søndag, 05 okt. 2014, 8:55
To: Lars Madsen [daleif at math.au.dk]
CC: josef.kleber at gmx.de [josef.kleber at gmx.de]; tex-live at tug.org [tex-live at tug.org]
Subject: Re: [tex-live] an issue with running dvipdfmx from a makefile

Le 4 oct. 2014 à 23:28, Lars Madsen <daleif at math.au.dk<mailto:daleif at math.au.dk>> a écrit :

Where exactly is tmp? As I read your file is should be a subdirectory. Does it exist?

Indeed Lars, overwriting TMPDIR via TMPDIR = tmp
caused a problem because the subdirectory tmp/ did *not*
exist for those rules of the Makefile doing latex+dvipdfmx

(it was not explicitly needed there: a subdirectory tmp/ was needed,
created, used and then removed by some other rules from the Makefile)

thus the Makefile was running dvipdfmx with a TMPDIR variable set to
a non-existent directory

that this would trigger a warning isn't that surprising

it's all my fault,

Best regards


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