Errors With aux File in Master

Richard Kimberly Heck rikiheck at
Sat Feb 27 02:06:07 UTC 2021

On 2/26/21 9:04 PM, Richard Kimberly Heck wrote:
> On 2/26/21 8:57 PM, Scott Kostyshak wrote:
>> On Fri, Feb 26, 2021 at 08:51:03PM -0500, Richard Kimberly Heck wrote:
>>> I'm having very frequent errors on compilation with "I can't find
>>> FILENAME.aux" or else undefined citations. This is on two different
>>> machines, both with Fedora 33. There isn't anything in the LaTeX log
>>> that is very informative, and the debug messages don't say anything
>>> either, so far as I can see. What's most annoying about it is that, once
>>> I get this error, attemping to recompile often has no effect, since (I
>>> think) LyX knows that the LaTeX itself hasn't changed.
>> I remember you mentioning this before. I've been using master a lot and
>> haven't seen this. I think that if there was an error, we delete the aux
>> file before recompiling. Perhaps something is going wrong in that part
>> of the code for the type of documents you're working with.
> Yes, I was thinking something similar. I often see "undefined citation"
> errors around the same time.
> It feels to me like there is some case here where we need to run bibtex
> but are not doing so. It may well matter that I am still using bibtex.

Actually, to reinforce, I suspect that for some reason we are deleting
the aux file too often, even when there has not been an error. Then that
causes a chain of errors.


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