Opened 10 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#8488 closed (worksforme)

Building latex fails in the docs-refactor branch

Reported by: Jeff Anderson Owned by: nobody
Component: Documentation Version: other branch
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Cc: Triage Stage: Unreviewed
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
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Description (last modified by Ramiro Morales)

I can build the html docs just fine. I'm using docutils-trunk@5629, and sphinx 0.3. I'm using the docs-refactor branch from Jacob's git repo at 8c4f062f (current HEAD as of opening this ticket)

It fails when I try to build the latex docs.

I'm still trying to diagnose this, but figured I'd open a ticket in case someone else's eyes can pick out what's wrong faster than mine could.

Here is the output:

jefferya@hemlock:~/docrf/django/docs$ make latex
mkdir -p _build/latex _build/doctrees
sphinx-build -b latex -d _build/doctrees   . _build/latex
Sphinx v0.3, building latex
trying to load pickled env... failed: ('__new__() takes at least 2 arguments (1 given)', <class 'docutils.nodes.Text'>, ())
building [latex]: all documents
updating environment: 123 added, 0 changed, 0 removed
reading... contents faq/admin faq/contributing faq/general faq/help faq/index faq/install faq/models faq/usage glossary howto/apache-auth howto/custom-file-storage howto/custom-management-commands howto/custom-model-fields howto/custom-template-tags howto/deployment/fastcgi howto/deployment/index howto/deployment/modpython howto/error-reporting howto/index howto/initial-data howto/legacy-databases howto/outputting-csv howto/outputting-pdf howto/static-files index internals/contributing internals/documentation internals/index intro/index intro/install intro/overview intro/tutorial01 intro/tutorial02 intro/tutorial03 intro/tutorial04 intro/whatsnext misc/api-stability misc/design-philosophies misc/distributions misc/index obsolete/admin-css obsolete/forms obsolete/index obsolete/newforms-migration ref/contrib/admin ref/contrib/auth ref/contrib/contenttypes ref/contrib/csrf ref/contrib/databrowse ref/contrib/flatpages ref/contrib/formtools/form-preview ref/contrib/formtools/form-wizard ref/contrib/formtools/index ref/contrib/humanize ref/contrib/index ref/contrib/localflavor ref/contrib/redirects ref/contrib/sitemaps ref/contrib/sites ref/contrib/syndication ref/contrib/webdesign ref/databases ref/django-admin ref/files/file ref/files/index ref/files/storage ref/forms/api ref/forms/fields ref/forms/index ref/forms/widgets ref/generic-views ref/index ref/middleware ref/models/fields ref/models/index ref/models/instances ref/models/options ref/models/querysets ref/models/relations ref/request-response ref/settings ref/templates/api ref/templates/authors ref/templates/builtins ref/templates/index ref/unicode releases/0.95 releases/0.96 releases/1.0-alpha-1 releases/1.0-alpha-2 releases/1.0-beta releases/index topics/auth topics/cache topics/db/index topics/db/managers topics/db/models topics/db/queries topics/db/sql topics/db/transactions topics/email topics/files topics/forms/formsets topics/forms/index topics/forms/media topics/forms/modelforms topics/http/file-uploads topics/http/generic-views topics/http/index topics/http/middleware topics/http/sessions topics/http/shortcuts topics/http/urls topics/http/views topics/i18n topics/index topics/install topics/pagination topics/serialization topics/settings topics/templates topics/testing 
WARNING: /users/home1/admin/jefferya/docrf/django/docs/ref/contrib/admin.txt:610: (ERROR/3) Unknown target name: "forms".
pickling the env... done
checking consistency...
WARNING: /users/home1/admin/jefferya/docrf/django/docs/index.txt:: document isn't included in any toctree
processing django.tex... index 
resolving references...
WARNING: /users/home1/admin/jefferya/docrf/django/docs/index.txt:: (WARNING/2) undefined label: howto-outputting-PDF
writing... WARNING: encountered rubric node not used for footnotes, content will be lost
Exception occurred:
  File "/users/admin/jefferya/sandbox/docutils/", line 1589, in unknown_departure
    if  (node.document.settings.strict_visitor
AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'settings'
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make: *** [latex] Error 1

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by Ramiro Morales

Description: modified (diff)

I'd recommend trying with Sphinx 0.4.2. From what can be seen here, it's a somewhat fast moving target itself and there are a few entries in the changelog related to fixes in the LaTeX output. There are reports of people already creating PDF versions of the Django documentation, so this would indicate you outdated Sphinx is likely the cause of problems you are experiencing.

This could also dictate the minimum Sphinx version we need to document is needed to create local copies of the Django docs.

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by Jeff Anderson

Resolution: worksforme
Status: newclosed

I've done a bit more testing. Fedora's sphinx package is several versions out of date! Impossible! Fedora is never behind in releasing their packages!

This is what I've found trying different versions of sphinx:

  • 0.3 - broken
  • 0.4 - broken
  • 0.4.1 - works
  • 0.4.2 - works
  • trunk - works

Marking worksforme, because it now does in fact work for me.

Sphinx is really going fast! I didn't realize that they were that active in their development. :)

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