[Xy-pic] Fw: Xy-pic and Qcircuit

Bryan Eastin beastin at gmail.com
Fri Mar 25 03:59:10 CET 2011

Hi Kris,

I noticed that error before but was unable to make it go away.  I
spent some more time trying tonight with no success.  The file
"xypic.tex" is where the installation guide tells me to put it, and
I've run texhash.  Clearly the other files are being found since the
log file states that I'm using Xy-pic version 3.8.5 now (and now
things don't typeset right).  I haven't found any promising leads on
the internet, and I don't know what else to try at this point.


On Sun, Mar 20, 2011 at 3:34 PM, Kristoffer H Rose <krisrose at us.ibm.com> wrote:
> Dear Bryan,
>> I've compiled each of the TeX files containing error examples using
>> a fresh Ubuntu 10.10 install, the 2009-10 version of TeXLive, and
>> Xy-pic 2.8.5 (I replaced 2.7 manually).  On this system, everything
>> produces the correct output except the fourth example.  Lots of
>> warnings are generated for all but the second example, however.  I
>> suspect that it is the handling of these warning situations that's
>> causing the problem on some systems.
> The error report in the log file for all of the examples contain an explicit
> error like this one:
>   ! Xy-pic error: No `pdf@@@' option.
>   \xyerror@ ...#2}\fi \errmessage {Xy-pic error: #1}
>                                                    }
>   l.86   \makeatother\xyoption{pdf}
>                                    \fi\fi
>   Your \xyoption {pdf} request could not be granted: the required
>   file `xypdf.tex' could not be located. Please make sure that it is
>   properly installed before continuing.
> This seems to suggest that your manual install of Xy-pic 3.8.5 did not quite
> succeed, in particular the proper PDF option is never actually loaded.
> When I try to run the example I simply get overflow errors resulting from
> the zero-sized round object, as Ross has explained elsewhere.
> Regards,
>         Kris
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