# Rubber and \include: Missing aux file [closed]

I'm trying to build a multi-file document with Rubber. In `thesis.tex`, I have:

``````\include{intro}
``````

and I have a file `intro.tex`.

It builds fine with `pdflatex`, but with `rubber -d`, I am getting the error:

``````IOError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: 'intro.aux'
``````

Curiously, this is only a problem if `thesis.aux` exists AND `intro.aux` does not exist. If I delete `thesis.aux`, the problem goes away. The problem also goes away if I `touch intro.aux` (even if it's an empty file). So perhaps I will just put `rm thesis.aux` into my Makefile.

But I am still curious if there is a way around this, or if it is a genuine bug in Rubber.

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## closed as too localized by Marco Daniel, egreg, percusse, Paulo Cereda, lockstepJan 8 '12 at 12:42

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I tried a simple minimum working example with the same structure and it worked for me (Fedora 15, TeX Live 2011, rubber 1.1). It would be nice if you could come up with a MWE that actually reproduces the error. `:)` –  Paulo Cereda Jan 7 '12 at 23:43