PDF export fails with pdflatex and LuaTeX

Kornel Benko kornel at lyx.org
Tue Feb 11 19:44:29 UTC 2020

Am Tue, 11 Feb 2020 14:33:23 -0500
schrieb "Paul A. Rubin" <parubin73 at gmail.com>:

> >> If you open a terminal in the temp directory and run pdflatex against
> >> the .tex file, does it compile? If not, is there a meaningful error
> >> message in the terminal?
> >>
> >> Paul
> >>  
> > Yes, it does. There is no error.
> >
> > Martin
> >
> >  
> Okay, what follows is definitely grasping at straws. From a clean start 
> of LyX, load the HelloWord.lyx file and try to either view or export a 
> PDF. Presumably this will fail. Copy the LaTeX .log file in the LyX temp 
> directory to someplace safe. Leave LyX open (so that the temp directory 
> remains).

I would
	create a new (empty) directory
	copy HelloWord.lyx there
	and use this copied file

> Now, in a terminal, run pdflatex on the .tex file in the LyX temp 
> directory. Presumably this succeeds in generating a PDF file. Copy the 
> new LaTeX .log file someplace safe. Then compare the two (using either 
> 'diff' if you are command-line oriented or 'meld' if you like graphical 
> output) and see if you can find a clue in the differences between the 
> log files. Alternatively, you can post both log files here.
> Paul

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