[tex-live] [texhax] Source of TikZ manual

Steven Woody narkewoody at gmail.com
Thu Dec 17 03:54:30 CET 2009

On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 10:50 PM, Axel E. Retif <axel.retif at mac.com> wrote:
> On  16 Dec, 2009, at 08:42, Steven Woody wrote:
>> On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 7:06 PM, Axel E. Retif <axel.retif at mac.com> wrote:
>>> On  16 Dec, 2009, at 01:51, Steven Woody wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> I am reading the TikZ manual in PDF format.  I feel the format and graphics in the document is so much beautiful so I desire to check out its latex source.  Is it public accessible and how can I get it?
>>> If you're using TeXLive 2009, it's here:
>>> /usr/local/texlive/2009/texmf-dist/doc/generic/pgf
>>> The chapters are in the subdirectory ``text-en''.
>>> As for your previous question,
>> Thanks. But did you every try to build the pdf from the sources? There
>> is a Makefile under the directory and when I run 'make' in it,  I got
>> an error:  "can not open pgfmanual.tex", but the file does exist in
>> the directory.
> I guess you have to copy the whole pgf directory to a place you have write permissions.

Yes. But still failed.  I think this is a directory layout problem.
The Make file set the TEXINPUTS=../../text-en for me, it amounts to:

$ TEXINPUTS=../../text-en pdflatex pgfmanual.tex

but this result in:

kpathsea: Running mktextex pgfmanual.tex
! I can't find file `pgfmanual.tex'.
<*> pgfmanual.tex

But if without TEXINPUTS setting and do it directly:

$ pdflatex pgfmanual.tex

I will get another error:

(./pgfmanual.toc) [3]
No file pgfmanual-en-introduction.tex.
No file pgfmanual-en-tutorial.tex.
No file pgfmanual-en-tutorial-nodes.tex.
No file pgfmanual-en-tutorial-Euclid.tex.
No file pgfmanual-en-tutorial-chains.tex.
No file pgfmanual-en-guidelines.tex.
l.685 \end{codeexample}

(Press Enter to retry, or Control-Z to exit; default file extension is `.tex')
Please type another output file name:
! I can't write on file `plots/pgf-asymptotic-example.gnuplot'.
\pgf at plotgnuplot ...ut \pgf at plotwrite =#1.gnuplot
                                                  \immediate \write \pgf at plo...
l.685 \end{codeexample}

Do you have a clue?

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