# auctex preview.dvi build failure

Ville Skyttä scop at xemacs.org
Wed Feb 25 18:42:16 EST 2009

On Monday 23 February 2009, Uwe Brauer wrote:

[Cc'ing xemacs-beta so others are aware of the discussion as well.]

> Ville Skyttä wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > Trying to build the latest sumo-tagged packages from CVS fails for me
> > while building auctex's preview.dvi.  I have absolutely no clue about
> > *tex, but attached is the preview.log in case someone can tell from it
> > what might be wrong.  This is with texinfo 4.11, texlive-texmf-latex
> > 2007-24.fc9 on Fedora 9.
> >
> > This looks to me like something that could be the problem, but I don't
> > know what to do about it:
> >
> > -
>
> Hm preview is part of the auctex 11.8x series not of the 11.5x.
> As I understand things auctex-11.84 did not make into sumo but stays in
> pre-release. Did that change, when?

I don't know.  What I'm trying to build is from XEmacs CVS, clean export of
the whole "packages" tree using the tag "sumo-2009-02-17".
xemacs-packages/auctex/Makefile has "AUTHOR_VERSION = 11.84".

> > ---
> > ! Use of \next doesn't match its definition.
> > \pr at version ->s
> >                umo-2009-02-17
> > l.33 ...nd\pr at version{\expandafter\next\pr at version
> >                                                   }}} \next \fi
> > If you say, e.g., \def\a1{...}', then you must always
> > put 1' after \a', since control sequence names are
> > made up of letters only. The macro here has not been
> > followed by the required stuff, so I'm ignoring it.
> > ----
> >
> > The build eventually fails with:
>
> When Mats and I tried the "convert" 11.84 into a xemacs pkg I remember
> something similar.
> could it be that your texinfo is a little outdated?

As noted above, the texinfo I'm using is 4.11.  But based on other discussion
in this thread I suppose that's not the issue.

> Uwe Brauer

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