[Rd] potentially nasty interaction between R 1.8.0 and tetex

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Thu Sep 11 09:31:39 MEST 2003

Friedrich.Leisch at ci.tuwien.ac.at writes:

> >>>>> On Wed, 10 Sep 2003 16:21:03 -0700,
> >>>>> A J Rossini (AJR) wrote:
>   > Peter Dalgaard BSA <p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk> writes:
>   >> Change being Blue --> blue, Red --> red in hyperref.cfg I presume? Odd
>   >> thing is that it doesn't happen with RedHat 8.0 tetex and ordinary
>   >> "make pdf". Shouldn't the hyperlinks in the manuals have the same
>   >> problem?
>   > I'm not sure what is called in the case you mention.
>   > Note that this doesn't happen if one uses texi2dvi from the command
>   > line, either, which is how I traced it down when comparing output in
>   > the tex log files.
>   > (i.e. the inclusion of the RHOME/share/texmf/hyperref.cfg from "R CMD
>   > build" and not present when using RHOME/bin/texi2dvi).
> Hmm, we have this definition of hyperref.cfg since 1.5.0, i.e., quite
> some time now. I'm not sure if we really should change anything if
> problems are only on Debian unstable machines. I have Debian testing
> and that works fine.

We'd probably want to take a closer look at what the issue really is,
including teTeX version numbers. It could be a permanent change in
teTeX v2+ in which case we're going to see the effect all over the
place as it gets into major Linux distros, or it could be an
installation problem with Debian-unstable which should go away. 

Then again, does "blue" and "Blue" really do different things? In a
"no-op or fix" situation, we might choose to do the change...

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