[NTG-context] puzzling metafun graphics
Thomas A. Schmitz
thomas.schmitz at uni-bonn.de
Mon Sep 12 18:29:13 CEST 2005
OK, I'm answering my own post. The plot thickens. It looks like this
has something to do with file names. It only happens when I have a
name with a period in it. Thusly, file 05.11.08.tex will not run MP
to PDF, when I copy the exact same file to 05_11_08.tex, everything
works as it should.
This may have something to do with the fact (as I just found out)
that newtexexec doesn't even want to touch these files. I have two
identical files in a directory, one called 05.10.18.tex, the other
05_10_18.tex. Here's what happens when I run newtexexec on them:
TeXExec | processing document '05.10.18.tex'
TeXExec | runtime: 0.006379
(and that's it. No output, no action)
TeXExec | processing document '05_10_18.tex'
TeXExec | tex processing method: context
TeXExec | TeX run 1
TeXExec | tex engine: pdfetex
TeXExec | tex format: cont-en
TeXExec | progname: context
This is pdfeTeX, Version 3.141592-1.30.3-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.5)
entering extended mode
ConTeXt ver: 2005.09.08 fmt: 2005.9.9 int: english mes: english
and so on.
Bug or feature? You decide, Hans!
On Sep 12, 2005, at 5:45 PM, Thomas A. Schmitz wrote:
> This one hast just cost me two hours, and I'm still baffled. The
> story (in shorthand): was trying to integrate a positional metafun
> graphic into a presentation. I got no output. I tried making a
> minimal example file to reproduce the problem, and sure enough,
> everything went fine. I rebuilt the entire file, by pasting one
> paragraph of the original file at a time, and I got exactly the
> output I wanted. [Drumroll] I deleted the original file and
> everything associated with it [i.e. all those .tui and .tuo etc.],
> saved the new file from my /tmp directory to my working directory,
> and -- I got no output again. diff shows that both files are
> identical. Looking at the logs, there's only one difference I can
> < \openout5 = `test-mpgraph.mp'.
> > \openout5 = `05.11.08-mpgraph.mp'.
> < [MP to PDF] (./test-mpgraph.1) [MP to PDF] (./test-mpgraph.2)
> < [MP to PDF] (./test-mpgraph.3)
> > [MP 05.11.08-mpgraph.1] [MP 05.11.08-mpgraph.2]
> > [MP 05.11.08-mpgraph.3]
> < systems : end file test at line 426
> > systems : end file 05.11.08 at line 426
> < [flush and process test-mpgraph.mp afterwards] )
> > [flush and process 05.11.08-mpgraph.mp afterwards] )
> The "MP to PDF" part is missing from the file 05.11.08, which might
> explain why I don't see anything in the resulting pdf. But why? Can
> anybody enlighten me why the same file can behave differently? And
> how I can coax ConTeXt into running this MP to PDF thingy? Thanks
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