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Bug 1148845 - "make latexpdf" fails with a pristine sphinx project (texlive issues?)
Summary: "make latexpdf" fails with a pristine sphinx project (texlive issues?)
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: python-sphinx
Version: 20
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michel Alexandre Salim
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-10-02 13:55 UTC by Dave Malcolm
Modified: 2015-07-31 07:57 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version: python-sphinx-1.2.3-3.fc21
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2015-06-30 01:38:03 UTC
Type: Bug

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Output from "rpm -qa texlive-* |sort" (10.62 KB, text/plain)
2014-10-02 13:56 UTC, Dave Malcolm
no flags Details
stdout and stderr from "make latexpdf" (1.99 KB, text/plain)
2014-10-02 14:02 UTC, Dave Malcolm
no flags Details
The test.log output (11.72 KB, text/plain)
2014-10-02 14:03 UTC, Dave Malcolm
no flags Details
Tarball of the test project I was using (5.42 KB, application/x-gzip)
2014-10-02 14:11 UTC, Dave Malcolm
no flags Details

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Bugzilla 1220339 0 unspecified CLOSED texlive dependencies are excessive 2022-05-16 11:32:56 UTC

Internal Links: 1220339

Description Dave Malcolm 2014-10-02 13:55:08 UTC
Description of problem:
I'm attempting to build PDF documentation using Sphinx, and have been
running into various errors inside pdflatex.

I'm not sure whether this is an issue with sphinx, with texlive, or
perhaps a missing dependency?  (I last used TeX directly about 20 years
ago, so not sure how to debug it further :) )

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

(will attach texlive NVRs in file form; as there are dozens)

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Create a pristine sphinx project, accepting defaults for all settings,
    and "test" for all that require a setting.
2.  "make latexpdf"

Actual results:
Build halts inside latexpdf; I'll attach the full log, but the tail is:

  ! Package babel Error: You haven't specified a language option.

  See the babel package documentation for explanation.
  Type  H <return>  for immediate help.
  l.329 ...ry to proceed from here, type x to quit.}

with pdflatex waiting at a prompt.

Expected results:
Build runs to completion, generating a pdf file without requiring human

Additional info:
This *used* to work on this box; am not sure which update broke it.
"make html" works sanely; it seems to be just PDF generation that's not

Comment 1 Dave Malcolm 2014-10-02 13:56:50 UTC
Created attachment 943381 [details]
Output from "rpm -qa texlive-* |sort"

Comment 2 Dave Malcolm 2014-10-02 14:02:11 UTC
Created attachment 943382 [details]
stdout and stderr from "make latexpdf"

Comment 3 Dave Malcolm 2014-10-02 14:03:56 UTC
Created attachment 943383 [details]
The test.log output

Comment 5 Dave Malcolm 2014-10-02 14:11:17 UTC
Created attachment 943384 [details]
Tarball of the test project I was using

This tarball is just of a pristine project created using sphinx-quickstart

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2015-02-05 15:12:26 UTC
python-sphinx-1.2.3-1.fc21 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 21.

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2015-02-05 15:12:30 UTC
python-sphinx-1.1.3-12.fc20 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 20.

Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2015-02-06 04:01:55 UTC
Package python-sphinx-1.2.3-1.fc21:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 21 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing python-sphinx-1.2.3-1.fc21'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 9 Fedora End Of Life 2015-05-29 13:00:45 UTC
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Comment 10 Fedora End Of Life 2015-06-30 01:38:03 UTC
Fedora 20 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2015-06-23. Fedora 20 is
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Comment 11 Fedora Update System 2015-07-20 14:12:40 UTC
python-sphinx-1.2.3-3.fc21 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 21.

Comment 12 Fedora Update System 2015-07-20 14:12:57 UTC
python-sphinx-1.2.3-3.fc22 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 22.

Comment 13 Fedora Update System 2015-07-30 01:00:21 UTC
python-sphinx-1.2.3-3.fc22 has been pushed to the Fedora 22 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 14 Fedora Update System 2015-07-31 07:57:48 UTC
python-sphinx-1.2.3-3.fc21 has been pushed to the Fedora 21 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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