PDF export fails with pdflatex and LuaTeX

Martin Weise M at rtinWeise.de
Mon Feb 10 21:03:37 UTC 2020

On 10.02.20 21:52, Scott Kostyshak wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 10, 2020 at 09:10:51PM +0100, Martin Weise wrote:
>> On 10.02.20 17:34, Kornel Benko wrote:
>>> Am Mon, 10 Feb 2020 16:54:27 +0100
>>> schrieb Martin Weise <M at rtinWeise.de>:
>>>>> I'm wondering whether LyX successfully compiles the PDF file in the
>>>>> temp directory but then fails to copy or move it to the target directory.
>>>>> Paul
>>>> No, Document -> View (pdflatex) produces nothing either. Nor does the
>>>> LuaTeX way. LyX leaves no pdf file in the temp dir. It just leaves .aux,
>>>> .dvi,. log, .tex and .dep-pdf files.
>>>> Martin
>>> That (.dvi) is the clue probably. Select different output in
>>> Document->Settings...->Formats->Default output format: -> PDF (pdflatex)
>>> 	Kornel
>> No, I'm afraid that's not it. pdflatex keeps throwing the assertion
>> error message, when run through LyX, regardless of what I choose as the
>> default output format.
> Still I think Kornel picked up on an important clue: we need to figure
> out why there's a .dvi file in the temporary directory. If you exit LyX
> and start LyX again (which should use a fresh temp dir), and compile a
> simple .lyx file, can you confirm that there's a .dvi in the temporary
> directory?
> Scott
Positive. There's a .dvi file in the (new) temporary directory after I
choose File->Export->PDF (pdflatex).

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