Re: [Rd] inconsolata font for building vignettes with R-devel

From: Dirk Eddelbuettel <>
Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2012 13:46:38 -0600


On 10 February 2012 at 15:04, Trevor Davis wrote:
| > So is there a safe fallback or not?  Should I install texlive-fonts-extra too
| > when building?
| >
| > Dirk
| >

You quoted a message (skipping its date) that is rather old,

     R> difftime(Sys.Date()-1, as.Date("2011-09-23"))
     Time difference of 140 days

So what follows is now somewhat out of context.

| Today I needed to run
| sudo apt-get install texlive-fonts-extra
| in order to build a package in R 2.14.1 Ubuntu 11.10
| Else I get the following warning/error:
| * checking PDF version of manual ... WARNING
| LaTeX errors when creating PDF version.
| This typically indicates Rd problems.
| LaTeX errors found:
| ! LaTeX Error: File `inconsolata.sty' not found.
| Type X to quit or <RETURN> to proceed,
| or enter new name. (Default extension: sty)
| ! Emergency stop.
| <read *>
| l.267 ^^M
| ! ==> Fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced!
| If you don't use the latest Ubuntu build from CRAN but instead use the
| build of R in the normal Ubuntu repos (i.e. R 13.2) than this

Michael does his work (based on my Debian packages) so that you do not have to live with outdated packaged. And ...

| error/warning does not occur... Probably wisest to install
| texlive-fonts-extra for now.

... the current r-base-dev package now has a 'Suggests:' on texlive-fonts-extra, partly in result of the thread you replied to, 4+ months later.

All this is off-topic here anyway and should have been r-sig-debian.

Hope this helps, Dirk

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it is too
dark to read." -- Groucho Marx

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