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I am unable to compile a quiz document specifically only on linux machines. My code looks like:

%% Language and font encodings
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}

%% Sets page size and margins
\usepackage[a4paper,margin=1cm]{geometry}

%% Useful packages
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{paralist}
\setlength\FrameSep{4pt}


\begin{document}
\vspace{5mm}
\begin{center}
\fbox{\fbox{\parbox{2in}{\centering
Quiz 1}}}

\vspace{5mm}

\makebox[\textwidth]{Name:\enspace\hrulefill}
\vspace{5mm}
\makebox[\textwidth]{Section:\enspace\hrulefill}
%questions being here

\begin{questions}
    \question[2]{Sample Question}
    \begin{framed}
        \begin{compactenum}[a.]
        \item option 1.
        \item Option 2.
        \item option 3.
        \item none of the above.
        \end{compactenum}
\end{framed}
\end{questions}
\end{center}
\end{document} 

This code is compiling on mac systems as well as online services like overleaf, but fails on linux systems. The error file looks like

This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.18 (TeX Live 2017/Debian) (preloaded format=latex)
 restricted \write18 enabled.
entering extended mode
(./newQuizCopy.tex
LaTeX2e <2017-04-15>
Babel <3.18> and hyphenation patterns for 84 language(s) loaded.
(/usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/latex/exam/exam.cls
Document Class: exam 2017/12/17 Version 2.603 by Philip Hirschhorn
(/usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/latex/base/ifthen.sty)
(/usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/latex/base/article.cls
Document Class: article 2014/09/29 v1.4h Standard LaTeX document class
(/usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/latex/base/size10.clo)))
(/usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/generic/babel/babel.sty
(/usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/generic/babel/switch.def)
(/usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/generic/babel-english/english.ldf
(/usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/generic/babel/babel.def
(/usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/generic/babel/txtbabel.def))))
(/usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/latex/base/inputenc.sty
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(/usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/latex/ucs/ucs.sty
(/usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/latex/ucs/data/uni-global.def))
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(/usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/latex/geometry/geometry.sty
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(/usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/generic/oberdiek/ifpdf.sty)
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(/usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/generic/ifxetex/ifxetex.sty))
(/usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/latex/amsmath/amsmath.sty
For additional information on amsmath, use the `?' option.
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(/usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/latex/graphics-def/dvips.def)))
(/usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/latex/paralist/paralist.sty)

! LaTeX Error: Missing \begin{document}.

See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for explanation.
Type  H <return>  for immediate help.


l.15 \setlength\FrameSep{4pt}

And the log file displays

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entering extended mode
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Babel <3.18> and hyphenation patterns for 84 language(s) loaded.
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Document Class: exam 2017/12/17 Version 2.603 by Philip Hirschhorn
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Package: ifthen 2014/09/29 v1.1c Standard LaTeX ifthen package (DPC)
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Document Class: article 2014/09/29 v1.4h Standard LaTeX document class
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! LaTeX Error: Missing \begin{document}.

See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for explanation.
Type  H <return>  for immediate help.
 ...                                              

l.15 \setlength\FrameSep{4pt}

? X

Here is how much of TeX's memory you used:
 3770 strings out of 492983
 50639 string characters out of 6134921
 140557 words of memory out of 5000000
 7327 multiletter control sequences out of 15000+600000
 4403 words of font info for 15 fonts, out of 8000000 for 9000
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 29i,0n,32p,335b,37s stack positions out of 5000i,500n,10000p,200000b,80000s
No pages of output.

I am new to LaTeX so please help me here.

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1 Answer 1

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Well you did not add in your given code that you are using class exam. So I added \documentclass{exam} in the following MWE. If you are using special, for the issue relevant options for class exam please add them to your question.

Compiling then returns the error

! Undefined control sequence.
<argument> \FrameSep 

l.17 \setlength\FrameSep{4pt}

That means you missed to call package framed in your preamble with

\usepackage{framed} 

The following complete MWE

\documentclass{exam} % <================================================
%% Language and font encodings
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}

%% Sets page size and margins
\usepackage[a4paper,margin=1cm]{geometry}

%% Useful packages
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{paralist}

\usepackage{framed} % <=================================================
\setlength\FrameSep{4pt}


\begin{document}
\vspace{5mm}
\begin{center}
\fbox{\fbox{\parbox{2in}{\centering
Quiz 1}}}

\vspace{5mm}

\makebox[\textwidth]{Name:\enspace\hrulefill}
\vspace{5mm}
\makebox[\textwidth]{Section:\enspace\hrulefill}
%questions being here

\begin{questions}
    \question[2]{Sample Question}
    \begin{framed}
        \begin{compactenum}[a.]
        \item option 1.
        \item Option 2.
        \item option 3.
        \item none of the above.
        \end{compactenum}
\end{framed}
\end{questions}
\end{center}
\end{document} 

results in

resulting pdf

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  • Adding the usepackage{framed} solved my problem! Silly Me..Thanks.. Mar 7, 2019 at 21:13

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