[tex-live] revtex4-1 not recognized under texlive (! Undefined control sequence. l.24 \documentclass [aps, prl, preprint, groupedaddress]{revtex4-1} )

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Wed Aug 11 22:07:57 CEST 2010

On 11 August 2010 Sabuj Pattanayek wrote:

 > > This indicates that you should be using "latex", not "tex".
 > The apstemplate.tex compiled but still having lots of problems with
 > the 00readme.tex from the revtex package, am I even supposed to be
 > able to compile this?
 > $ latex 00readme.tex
 > This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-1.40.10 (TeX Live 2009)
 > entering extended mode
 > (./00readme.tex
 > LaTeX2e <2009/09/24>
 > Babel <v3.8l> and hyphenation patterns for english, usenglishmax, dumylang, noh
 > yphenation, german-x-2009-06-19, ngerman-x-2009-06-19, ancientgreek, ibycus, ar
 > abic, basque, bulgarian, catalan, pinyin, coptic, croatian, czech, danish, dutc
 > h, esperanto, estonian, farsi, finnish, french, galician, german, ngerman, mono
 > greek, greek, hungarian, icelandic, assamese, bengali, gujarati, hindi, kannada
 > , malayalam, marathi, oriya, panjabi, tamil, telugu, indonesian, interlingua, i
 > rish, italian, kurmanji, latin, latvian, lithuanian, mongolian, mongolianlmc, b
 > okmal, nynorsk, polish, portuguese, romanian, russian, sanskrit, serbian, slova
 > k, slovenian, spanish, swedish, turkish, turkmen, ukenglish, ukrainian, upperso
 > rbian, welsh, loaded.
 > ! Undefined control sequence.
 > l.11 \maketitle
 > ?
 > ! LaTeX Error: Missing \begin{document}.
 > See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for explanation.
 > Type  H <return>  for immediate help.
 >  ...
 > l.13 T
 >       his file embodies the implementation of the APS \revtex\ 4.1 document ...
 > Tried putting in \begin{document} and \end{document} at the beginning
 > and end of the file but it didn't help :

The file 00readme.tex is not a standalone LaTeX document.  It's
supposed to be included by another LaTeX document.

I fear that you can't compile this file separately.  But I suppose
that there is a LaTeX file somewhere which includes 00readme.tex,
either using \input{} or \include{}.  Sorry, ATM I don't have enough
time to reverse-engineer the revtex package for you.

I don't understand why such a file is in the top-level directory of a
package at all while the top-level README doesn't explain how to
process this file.


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