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I recently installed Mepis on my computer, so I had to install LiveTex, TeXmaker, etc. from scratch. Everything works fine in TeXmaker, except for the .pdf. Every time I compile and want to see the .pdf, I get an old version. No messages of errors, no nothing appears, so I don't know what could it be. I tried with changing the options in Configure TeXmaker: Built-in viewer, Built-in viewer + Embed, and External viewer (Okular in my case). I closed the .pdf when I compiled, but still: the same old .pdf is there.I even tried deleting the .pdf from the directory, then run Quick built, and got an error (No file found).

Any ideas?

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What does quick build do, exactly? What if you compile with e.g. pdflatex instead (shortcut F6) and then view the PDF (F7)? – Torbjørn T. Jul 31 '13 at 7:41
Quick build is a shortcut for PDFLatex + View PDF. I also tried doing it separately, as you say, but it didn't result. – Nalerive Jul 31 '13 at 7:47
What happens when you run pdflatex? – Torbjørn T. Jul 31 '13 at 8:02
nothing, I get the same old pdf and no message of error or something remotely similar. It simply doesn't work (and I cannot figure it why) – Nalerive Jul 31 '13 at 8:05
let us continue this discussion in chat – Torbjørn T. Jul 31 '13 at 8:33

Problem solved. I downloaded some packages (texlive-latex-recomended/extra, texlive-humanities and others) and everything is working perfect now. Thanks Torbjørn T. for your time!

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You just added the packages? what exactly? I have the same problem. Thanks. – Hiperion Oct 1 '13 at 1:46
I added the mentioned packages by adding "\usepackage{}" command but the pdf file is still the same. Can you please mention if you did anything in addition to that? Im using TexMaker on Windows 8. Thank you, Negin – user54390 Jun 11 '14 at 16:55

In Texmaker, the "--output-directory=build" parameter is only supported by the latex and pdflatex commands and not by bibtex. This is a known issue in Texmaker. Inorder to solve this, either

  1. Disable "Build subdirectory" option in Texmaker, under Options -> Configure Texmaker -> Commands, Uncheck "Use a Build Sub-Directory for output files" and try Quick build again.

  2. Replace "%" by "build/%". (Refer http://www.xm1math.net/texmaker/doc.html#SECTION42)

      dvips -o build/%.ps build/%.dvi
      ps2pdf build/%.ps build/%.pdf
      bibtex build/%.aux
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I've updated the answer. – PeppyCodes Jul 28 '14 at 17:46

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