LyX acting differently between computers
bariserkus at hotmail.com
Mon Nov 2 22:02:10 UTC 2020
On 03-Nov-20 12:39 AM, David Chan wrote:
> On 28-Oct-20 12:01 AM, David Chan wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I noticed that LyX was acting differently between computers
> and am
> > trying to figure out the source of this issue.
> > One computer cannot compile a file that uses biblatex with
> the apa
> > bibliography style, while the other two computers can. Also,
> the first
> > computer compiles lines slightly differently so that a paper
> > to 110 pages, while on the other two computers, the paper
> compiles to
> > 109 pages.
> > The first computer initially had an older version of LyX, 2.3.0
> > (February 24, 2018), but when I updated it to the newest
> version, LyX
> > 18.104.22.168 (June 25, 2020), the problem persists. I also found the
> > version that matches the other computers in the archive, LyX
> > and the problem persists with this as well.
> > When I checked the preferences on LyX on each of the
> computers, the
> > first one differs by not having `pdflatex` as an option under
> > Preferences > File Handling > File Formats > Default Output
> > whereas this option exists on the other computers. I am
> unable to find
> > the `pdflatex` option on the first computer regardless of
> the version
> > of LyX.
> > The next thing that I did was to reinstall MikTeX on the first
> > computer. This did not seem to resolve the problem, although
> it seems
> > to have caused errors in compilation ("undefined control
> > "Missing number, treated as zero", and "Missing glyphs!").
> > Can someone please help me troubleshoot this?
> > Thanks in advance,
> > Dave
> First, I would recommend you sending a MWE for each of the
> problem you
> have listed. Users of the list can try these MWEs on their
> computers and
> tell you if there is a problem with the LyX file or LyX.
> Second, missing "pdflatex" option under LyX may be a sign of
> MikTeX system and trailing faulty LyX configuration. I am
> guessing you
> are using Windows. You should install the latest updates of
> MikTeX and
> update everything for both user and admin mode.
> I would also recommend testing your MikTeX setup with a MWE of
> LaTeX file.
> You can also re-configure your LyX and see possible errors.
> Please bottom-post. Start your reply here:
> Thanks so much for your reply!
> The suggestion to do MWEs is really great. I’ve never done this
> before, but it makes a lot of sense. I’m attaching two .lyx MWEs
> and a related .. For each MWE, I also attach two PDF files: PDF
> files with the suffix |-1| correspond to the error produced on the
> first computer, and PDF files with the suffix |-0| correspond to
> the correct output produced on the other computers.
> * |mwe1.lyx| is what happens when I switch from BibTeX to
> biblatex in the Settings > Bibliography page.
> * |mwe2.lyx| is what happens when I further specify the apa
> bibliography style within biblatex in the Settings >
> Bibliography page.
> In a way, the fact that I do not have pdflatex as an option in the
> first computer under Preferences > File Handling > File Formats >
> Default Output Formats, while I have that specified in the other
> computers, is a clue that does not even depend on the .lyx document.
> FYI, all computers are Macs, and they all are using macOS Catalina
> Apologies for stating MiKTeX on my last post, as that was
> misleading. In fact, I’ve been using MacTeX. I updated MacTeX,
> reconfigured LyX, and confirmed that the path in Tools > TeX
> Information points to |/usr/local/texlive/2020/|. Weirdly, the
> update actually caused more errors, as I mentioned above. Is there
> a way to figure out which packages are causing the problem?
> Thanks again,
> Hi all,
> I have an update on this, which has clarified the root of the problem
> but in some ways is still mysterious.
> I’ve discovered that that |pdflatex| indeed does exist on the
> previously problematic computer under |Document > View (Other
> Formats)|. If I compile the files using |pdflatex| from this dropdown
> menu, everything turns out fine for the MWEs. It turns out that LuaTeX
> is problematic on all of my computers, regardless of the MacTeX
> version that I’m using. In other words, I need to use |pdflatex|
> rather than LuaTeX to handle |biblatex| properly.
> The weird thing is that |pdflatex| can be set as the default output
> format in |Preferences > File Handling > File Formats| in all of my
> computers except for the problematic computer. I’m not sure why in
> that computer it’s not showing up in |Preferences|, but is an option
> in the |Document > View (Other Formats)| dropdown.
> Does anyone have any clue?
I have tried your LyX files and I have the correct outputs.
Couple of suggestions:
1. Did you check your LaTeX installation by running the pdflatex on the
following latex file (e.g. mwe.tex) ?
2. Did you reconfigure LyX after updating your LaTeX system.
3. You can add PDF (pdflatex) to Preferences by yourself. Did you try that?
Please bottom-post. Start your reply here:
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