Errors With aux File in Master

Richard Kimberly Heck rikiheck at
Sun Feb 28 01:33:49 UTC 2021

On 2/26/21 10:46 PM, Scott Kostyshak wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 26, 2021 at 09:06:07PM -0500, Richard Kimberly Heck wrote:
>> 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.
> Perhaps add some debug code in LaTeX() that gives output when "clean_start" is true:
> clean_start = This forces a fresh run by deleting the files in the temp
>  dir. We set this e.g. if there was an error on previous
>  preview, which is good if the user installed a package
>  or changed certain document settings (#9061).

Seems worth having some debugging code in there anyway. I've added it.


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