[tex-live] Potential bug in galician language support

David Carlisle d.p.carlisle at gmail.com
Tue Sep 22 01:32:07 CEST 2015

On 22 September 2015 at 00:24, Mourelos Martínez Jacob <
jacob.mourelos at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I am trying to use Lyx 2.1.3 to create a small document using galician as
> language. I am using Arch Linux and texlive-core 2015.37554-1. The
> generation of the PDF fails with the following error (from the log):
> ! LaTeX Error: Missing \begin{document}.
>> See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for explanation.
>> Type H <return> for immediate help.
>> ...
>> l.25 \select at language{galician}
>> You're in trouble here. Try typing <return> to proceed.
>> If that doesn't work, type X <return> to quit.
>> ! Extra }, or forgotten \endgroup.
>> \extrasgalician ...*xtbefore {na p\'axina anterior}*
>> \def \reftextcurrent {nest...
>> l.25 \select at language{galician}
>  Looking into /usr/share/texmf-dist/tex/latex/tools/varioref.sty I
> noticed the following lines in the galician section:
> \let\reftextafter     {na p\'axina seguinte}%
>> \let\refte*xtbefore    {na p\'axina anterior}*%
> I do not know any TeX, but I observed that for all the other languages
> either "def" is used instead of "let" for the equivalent lines or, if "let"
> is used, is assigned to a "def" assignment. Based on this I replaced both
> "let"s by "def"s in the previously mentioned lines of the galician
> section and, after that, Lyx was able to generate the PDF.
> It looks to me like a bug, but due to my limited knowledge I considered
> that others should evaluate it.
> The source to generate the sty file is this dtx:
> http://ctan.space-pro.be/tex-archive/macros/latex/required/tools/varioref.
> dtx
> Please, let me know if you need any additional information.
> Regards,
> Jacob

thanks, that's clearly a bug (and the correct fix) I'll pass it on to the
right place.

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