I'm not able to make tex4ebook to work with even the simplest document.

\section{section 1}
this is a test


when I run tex4ebook filename.tex I get:

filename.tex:1: unexpected symbol near '\'

What is wrong?

Some further information

I have installed make4ht into the main texmf tree:


then linked the make4ht file into the PATH directory so that it can be invoked.

Now if I try make4ht filename.tex I get:

~/texlive/2014/bin/x86_64-linux/make4ht:11: module 'make4ht-lib' not found:

no field package.preload['make4ht-lib']
[kpse lua searcher] file not found: 'make4ht-lib'
[kpse C searcher] file not found: 'make4ht-lib'

While if I issue tex4ebook filename I get the same result as before.

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  • do you have current version of tex4ebook? your sample compiles fine for me. Could you post here complete terminal output? – michal.h21 Oct 20 '14 at 10:40
  • @michal.h21 That already is the complete terminal output. I have just downloaded everything from your github. The same file works fine with htlatex – skey Oct 20 '14 at 10:47
  • it seems there is some problem with your installation then :( do you have make4ht installed? do you get the same error with make4ht filename.tex? – michal.h21 Oct 20 '14 at 10:58
  • @michal.h21 I just noticed that I don't have any make4ht executable even though I installed make4ht following the instructions on git. Where is the make4ht executable located? – skey Oct 20 '14 at 11:04
  • if you are on unix system, try command ln -s `kpsewhich -var-value TEXMFHOME`/scripts/lua/make4ht/make4ht /usr/bin/make4ht – michal.h21 Oct 20 '14 at 11:39

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