#1275 mpost: MetaPost text output is broken

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MetaPost (40)
2012-10-17
2005-07-21
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Hi,

on up-to-date MiKTeX installations MetaPost is broken.
The error occurs when text is output in MetaPost code,
both, using strings or btex..etex constructs. Sample
code and log file are attached.

Regards,
Stephan Hennig

This is MetaPost, Version 0.901 (MiKTeX 2.4) (preloaded
mem=plain 2005.6.25) 21 JUL 2005 17:41
*test.mp
(test.mp
! Missing `)' has been inserted
! This can't happen (copy).
thelabel->...((EXPR4)+labeloffset
laboff(EXPR5002)

-(labxf(EXPR5002)*lrcorner...
l.3 label.urt("a", origin)
;
I'm broken. Please show this to someone who can fix can fix

Discussion

  • Stephan Hennig

    Stephan Hennig - 2005-07-21

    triggers error

     
  • Christian Schenk

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    How strange, I cannot reproduce this bug.

     
  • Christian Schenk

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    I see that your mem file is from June. Please build a new
    one and try again.

     
  • Stephan Hennig

    Stephan Hennig - 2005-07-21

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    Hi,

    the problem has been confirmed on the MiKTeX mailing list in
    thread "MetaPost broken?" from 21.07.2005.

    But indeed rebuilding all format files vai MiKTeX Options->
    General->Format Files->Update Now solved the problem. Btw,
    how do I rebuild the MetaPost format file alone? Under
    MiKTeX Options->TeX Formats I couldn't find an entry for
    MetaPost.

    Regards
    Stephan Hennig

     
  • Hans Fr. Nordhaug

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    Rebuilding all formats fixed it for me too, but shouldn't metapost rebuild it's mem file automatically as the other *tex formats do?