[tex-k] LaTeX

Sam Halliday sam@neutrino.phy.uct.ac.za
Sun, 14 Jul 2002 17:35:16 +0200

hello there,

i compiled and installed the Web2C 7.2 version of TeX/LaTeX on gnu/linux
as it was so simple to install... i have had complete failure when it came to
other distributions.... however i have had a small problem during the compile,
certain folders are not created, and must be created by themselves, i run the
following script to create all the needed folders, with write permissions given
to a group 'latex' (i also give write priveledges to the ls-R file)

for A in /usr/share/texmf/fonts/pk/ljfour/public/cm /usr/share/texmf/fonts/pk/ljfour/ams /usr/share/texmf/fonts/pk/ljfour/ams/cmextra /usr/sha
re/texmf/fonts/pk/ljfour/jknappen/ec /usr/share/texmf/fonts/pk/ljfour/public/latex /usr/share/texmf/fonts/tfm/jknappen/ec /usr/share/texmf/fon
ts/pk/cx /usr/share/texmf/fonts/pk/cx/localfont /usr/share/texmf/fonts/pk/ljfour/localfont;
do mkdir -p $A
chgrp latex $A
chmod g+w $A; done

also, i have had problems when i insert eps files.... the bbox seems to be picked
up as larger than it really is, and i must insert a \vspace{0.95 truecm} in each
figure otherwise the eps figure actually overwrites text which was above it... is this
a bug? i can send examples. my eps files have valid bbox settings and i have
checked many times in gv, and even the ps file itself.

thanks in advance!
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