[xml/sgml-pkgs] Re: #338879: cdbs: FTBFS: DVI file can't be opened

Isaac Clerencia Pérez isaac at warp.es
Thu Nov 17 07:57:24 UTC 2005

On Thu, Nov 17, 2005 at 01:55:25AM +0000, Richard Lewis wrote:
> The following message is a courtesy copy of an article
> that has been posted to gmane.linux.debian.devel.tetex as well.
> Isaac Clerencia <isaac at debian.org> writes:
> > Hi, dear teTeX maintainers :)
> >
> > cdbs fails to build from source because "latex" is generating a PDF file 
> > instead of a .dvi .
> >
> > I've read in several threads and bugs (like #321942) that this happens to 
> > buggy .tex documents.
> I didnt compile the file, but you are testing whether \pdfoutput is
> \undefined, but it wont be even, if (pdfe)latex is creating dvi.
> <http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=ifpdf>
> explains things (one way is to remove the definition of \ifpdf and
> instead just \RequirePackage{ifpdf} before the documentclass, which
> will define \ifpdf in the correct way (ifpdf is in tetex-extra in
> sarge))

As this is an automatically generated .tex file using db2latex-xsl I
would say it should be fixed in db2latex-xsl (adding Debian XML/SGML
Group to CC).

Best regards

P.S. Please CC me.

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