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Item9656: MathModePlugin is missing dependency "latex" (among others)

Priority: Normal
Current State: Closed
Released In: n/a
Target Release: n/a
Applies To: Extension
Component: MathModePlugin
Reported By: LeilaPearson
Waiting For:
Last Change By: MichaelDaum
When I installed MathModePlugin, I didn't get any complaints about missing dependencies, but when I visited the MathModePlugin topic after install and enable, the latex wasn't rendering, and there was an error at the bottom of the screen:

ERROR: can't find latex at /usr/bin/latex

A quick search for "ubuntu latex" revealed that I needed to intall texlive, which I did. Refreshing the page then resulted in:

ERROR: can't find dvipng at /usr/bin/dvipng

Another quick search in the package manager and an install and the plugin worked properly.

There is also a listed dependency on ImageMagick, which in my case seems to have already been installed.

Thankfully, the error messages are quite good, so it was easy to figure out what to do - and also, these dependencies are listed in the topic text, but it would certainly be better to include them in the DEPENDENCIES file for the plugin and get warned on plugin install.

There are a number of similar tasks already open about this including Item2085 and Item1620.

-- LeilaPearson - 12 Sep 2010

Fixed in 4.0.2

-- MichaelDaum - 19 Mar 2011

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Summary MathModePlugin is missing dependency "latex" (among others)
ReportedBy LeilaPearson
Codebase trunk
SVN Range
AppliesTo Extension
Component MathModePlugin
Priority Normal
CurrentState Closed
Checkins MathModePlugin:8342b387af90
TargetRelease n/a
ReleasedIn n/a
Topic revision: r2 - 19 Mar 2011, MichaelDaum
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