[texhax] bizarre problem with pdflatex - please help!

Andy Farnell padawan12 at obiwannabe.co.uk
Fri Mar 21 03:46:53 CET 2008

Warnings are just warnings, but the problem is with the Error.

You are missing html.sty

You must download this and install this class.

Start by looking in the CTAN repository

On Thu, 20 Mar 2008 19:33:18 +0100
Dirk Petry <dpetry at swissmail.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> I desperately need help.
> I am using pdflatex under opensuse 10.3 (i.e. the latest version).
> I have two computers with what I thought was exactly the same 
> installation. But on one computer the processing of my simple
> .tex file works without problems. On the other computer I get
> the following error message
>  > pdflatex dpetry-cv.tex
> This is pdfTeX, Version 3.141592-1.40.3 (Web2C 7.5.6)
> entering extended mode
> (./dpetry-cv.tex
> LaTeX2e <2005/12/01>
> Babel <v3.8h> and hyphenation patterns for english, usenglishmax, 
> dumylang, noh
> yphenation, basque, bulgarian, coptic, welsh, czech, slovak, german, 
> ngerman, d
> anish, esperanto, spanish, catalan, galician, estonian, finnish, french, 
> greek,
>   monogreek, ancientgreek, croatian, hungarian, interlingua, ibycus, 
> indonesian,
>   icelandic, italian, latin, mongolian, dutch, norsk, polish, 
> portuguese, pinyin
> , romanian, russian, slovenian, uppersorbian, serbian, swedish, turkish, 
> ukengl
> ish, ukrainian, loaded.
> (./myarticle.cls
> LaTeX Warning: You have requested document class `myarticle',
>                 but the document class provides `article'.
> Document Class: article 2000/05/19 v1.4b Standard LaTeX document class
> (/usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/base/size12.clo))
> ! LaTeX Error: File `html.sty' not found.
> Type X to quit or <RETURN> to proceed,
> or enter new name. (Default extension: sty)
> ---
> I tried to reinstall everything from the default repositories.
> I tried to compare the contents of the relevant directories on the
> two computers. I tried to compare the settings of the environment
> variables and the output of texconfig.
> I can't find any difference between the two installations.
> The missing file 'html.sty' is actually not missing!
> It is in /usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/html/html.sty !
> As it is on the machine where everything is working.
> I suspect some setup file is not correctly written.
> But which one.
> And how can this be if I installed everything as it
> came from the repository on both machines?
> Please help!
> Thanks in advance.
> Dirk
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