[tex-live] texdoc error

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Sun Aug 31 19:13:52 CEST 2008

On Sun, Aug 31, 2008 at 12:14 PM, Heiko Oberdiek
<oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de> wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 31, 2008 at 10:50:50AM +0800, Fengnan Gao wrote:
>> Yesterday, I installed TeXlive 2008 from the net (using net installer),
>>     but today I turned on my computer, find a error like this. In cmd
>>     window (I'm using Vista), I type texdoc minitoc
>> then an Acrobat window is supposed to be opened and view
>> texmf-dist\doc\latex\minitoc\minitoc.pdf, however I receive a error box,
>> which says "An internal error occured.", then the Acrobat window is
>> closed. I saw nothing. I'm using Acrobat 9.0 and when I discuss with some
>> guy in http://bbs.ctex.org, he says nothing wrong happens since he is
>> using Acrobat 7. Thus I guess it should be something wrong so the texdoc
>> is not compatible with the newest Acrobat 9.0.
> It has nothing to do with texdoc, because it just finds the file and
> calls the pdf viewer, in your case acroread.
> texdoc is not responsable for errors the pdf viewer
> might have with a pdf file. Thus there is a problem with either
> minitoc.pdf or AR9 (or both).
> AR7/Linux and AR8/Linux do properly work with minitoc.pdf
> (tested with acroread -toPostScript).
> Yours sincerely
>  Heiko <oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de>

Clearly not a problem on MacOSX: both AR9 and Acrobat 9 open
minitoc.pdf without any problems. A good idea would be to locate
minitoc.pdf and try to open by other pdf viewer (BTW it should be
27,763,275 bites). And to check if AA9 can open any pdf from
write-protected directory


Victor Ivrii, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

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