I have had ongoing problems using
produce PDFs. So, I decided to throw out the package
and start again. That didn’t work and I uninstalled it again and went
looking for an alternative.
Well that was journey. Here are some notes for anyone else trying to get this excellent looking package to work under FreeBSD 11.1
texlive-full (the FreeBSD package) leaves traces
all over the system. It’s messy to find the bits. In the end I had to
~/.TinyTex tree and delete anything on the rest of the system
that matched names (crude but effective).
Secondly, during installation I got a number of errors, e.g.,
fmtutil: running `xetex -ini -jobname=xetex -progname=xetex -etex xetex.ini' ... Shared object "libfreetype.so.9" not found, required by "xetex"
On this particular installation, l have:
So I cheated and linked libfreetype.so to libfreetype.so.9. That allowed the package to install cleanly.
bookdown to compile to a PDF (the whole point of the
I kept on getting errors about
biblatex not finding apa (my
referencing style of choice/necessity). Because I erroneously believed
it was installed, it took forever for me to figure out I need to do:
tlmgr install biblatex-apa
and then, being British, it was easy to do
tlmgr install babal-english
And now it all seems to work. That said, I’ve not tried producing any PDFs from the other .tex and .md files I have laying around.