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UPDATE Jne 22, 2013

After installing TexLive 2013, this problem went away on its own. So this question is now resolved for me, as I will be using TL 2013 from now on. This question can closed or deleted as the moderators decide. thank you

Original question

When I run pdflatex on a file I get errors. But this only happens when I have run htlatex before on the same file.

The problem goes away when the .aux file generated by htlatex run is deleted BEFORE running pdflatex.

A small .tex file is given below (thanks to Nicola Talbot in chat for providing it) and the commands I used. You can see the problem only shows up when I run htlatex before pdflatex


Reference to Figure~\ref{fig:sample}.



rm -rf report; mkdir report;htlatex report.tex "htm" " -cunihtf" -dreport

pdflatex report.tex

This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.4-1.40.13 (TeX Live 2012/Debian)
 restricted \write18 enabled.
(./report.out) (./report.out)

Package hyperref Warning: Empty destination name,
(hyperref)                using `UNDEFINED' on input line 8.

! Undefined control sequence.
<argument> ...tring :autoref\endcsname {\@captype 
l.8 Reference to Figure~\ref{fig:sample}

But if I delete the report.aux file before running pdflatex, the problem goes away, and all what I get is the normal undefined references messages asking to run pdflatex again which is expected:

>rm -rf report; mkdir report;htlatex report.tex "htm" " -cunihtf" -dreport

>rm report.aux
   rm: remove regular file `report.aux'? y

>pdflatex report.tex

This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.4-1.40.13 (TeX Live 2012/Debian)
 restricted \write18 enabled.

Package hyperref Message: Driver (autodetected): hpdftex.

No file report.aux.
[Loading MPS to PDF converter (version 2006.09.02).]
) (/usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/latex/oberdiek/epstopdf-base.sty
LaTeX Warning: Reference `fig:sample' on page 1 undefined on input line 8.

<image.png, id=4, 749.04843pt x 302.63063pt> <use image.png>
Overfull \hbox (404.0466pt too wide) in paragraph at lines 12--13
[1{/var/lib/texmf/fonts/map/pdftex/updmap/pdftex.map} <./image.png>]

The error is not there any more. This below is listing of the report.aux after running the htlatex command

>cat report.aux
\ifx\rEfLiNK\UnDef\gdef \rEfLiNK#1#2{#2}\fi
\newlabel{fig:sample}{{\rEfLiNK{x1-21}{\csname\string :autoref\endcsname{\@captype }1}}{\rEfLiNK{x1-21}{\csname\string :autoref\endcsname{\@captype }3}}{}{}{}}

question is: Why do pdflatex gives an error if run it after htlatex? texlive 2012 debian packaging


>tex4ht  -v
tex4ht.c (2009-01-31-07:33 kpathsea)

>latex -v
pdfTeX 3.1415926-2.4-1.40.13 (TeX Live 2012/Debian)
kpathsea version 6.1.0

>uname -a
Linux me-VirtualBox 3.5.0-17-generic #28-Ubuntu SMP T

>ls -lrt
total 106
-rwxrwxrwx 1 me me 17438 Apr 16 01:02 image.png
-rwxrwxrwx 1 me me   259 Jun  5 14:42 Makefile
-rwxrwxrwx 1 me me   274 Jun  5 14:46 report.tex
-rwxrwxrwx 1 me me     0 Jun  5 15:00 report.out
-rwxrwxrwx 1 me me 36292 Jun  5 15:00 report.pdf
-rwxrwxrwx 1 me me   183 Jun  5 15:04 report.4ct
-rwxrwxrwx 1 me me   736 Jun  5 15:04 report.aux
-rwxrwxrwx 1 me me    93 Jun  5 15:04 report.xref
-rwxrwxrwx 1 me me   176 Jun  5 15:04 report.4tc
-rwxrwxrwx 1 me me 10808 Jun  5 15:04 report.dvi
-rwxrwxrwx 1 me me 22167 Jun  5 15:04 report.log
-rwxrwxrwx 1 me me  1563 Jun  5 15:04 report.htm
-rwxrwxrwx 1 me me  6593 Jun  5 15:04 report.lg
-rwxrwxrwx 1 me me   473 Jun  5 15:04 report.idv
-rwxrwxrwx 1 me me    15 Jun  5 15:04 report.tmp
-rwxrwxrwx 1 me me  5625 Jun  5 15:04 report.css
drwxrwxrwx 1 me me     0 Jun  5 15:04 report
-rwxrwxrwx 1 me me  1210 Jun  5 15:16 texput.log
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I cannot reproduce the problem with hyperef in version 2012/11/06 v6.83m and hyperref.4ht 2011-01-30-16:01. The .aux file does not contain \@captype. –  Heiko Oberdiek Jun 5 '13 at 20:15
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closed as too localized by Heiko Oberdiek, Qrrbrbirlbel, lockstep, Guido, Thorsten Jun 23 '13 at 6:22

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