#72 exporting fails on Ubuntu (minimal) 12.04 in 3.1.4

3.1-updates
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2014-09-12
2013-01-24
rogue_ronin
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Ubuntu (minimal) 12.04 + XFCE.

Exporting to PDF or ODT produces one page file that reads: "Could not parse file contents, check if you have the necessary module installed!" HTML is greyed out in export menu.

I've installed everything except the texlive* suggestions, including python3-docutils.

I've installed from the PPA, version 3.1.4. There are no export extensions under /usr/share/retext -- there is only one folder named 'locale'. I can't seem to find any extensions to download either -- perhaps I'm blind?

Aloha.

Discussion

  • Excuse me, I was not reading accurately enough.

    HTML is greyed out in export menu.

    That means that you are in the plain text mode. Uncheck "Edit->Plain text" box, or save the file with an extension (.mkd or .rst) so that ReText could know which format it is.

    The message is of course wrong, I'll fix exporting plain text in the next bugfix releases.

     
    • rogue_ronin
      rogue_ronin
      2013-01-24

      Whoops! Thanks!

      I'm reading and reading, but not yet expert...

      Aloha.

       
  • This is now fixed in retext-3.1 branch in Git, does not affect 4.0 series.

     
    • rogue_ronin
      rogue_ronin
      2013-01-24

      Will it migrate to the PPA, or do I need to build it?

      Aloha.

       
      • Uploaded new version (3.1.4-0ubuntu0.1~ppa2) to the PPA, will be available in a couple of hours.

         
    • labels: PDF, odt, html --> fixed-in-git, regression
    • status: open --> accepted
    • assigned_to: Dmitry Shachnev
    • milestone: retext-next --> 3.1-updates
     

  • Anonymous
    2014-09-12

    Hi there! I am using Ubuntu 14.10 and I have installed the Retext version 5.0.0.1 When I try to export to PDF a markdown file with Retext I receive the same error as stated in the above post. I checked the "Edit->Plain Text" option - is not selected and also tried to change the extension of the file, I am still getting the same error - "Could not parse file contents, check if you have the necessary module installed!" Any ideas?

     
    • You probably need to install python3-markdown (though it should have been installed automatically).

       

      • Anonymous
        2014-09-13

        it wasn't installed automatically, most likely a missed out by the Ubuntu package maintainer; it can also be linked with the beta status...anyway.

        now it works! thanks a lot!

         


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