Random failures of LaTeX compilation

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  • #2579584

    qchu
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    Ever since the debacle last November with LaTeX just not working, I’ve been having random compilation failures where some perfectly innocent piece of LaTeX I write fails to compile, I delete it and write exactly the same LaTeX again, and then it compiles. It happens to me about once every 20 minutes of blogging. My guess is that it’s due to some caching error.

    Does anyone know what this is, and are there any plans to fix it? It’s incredibly frustrating, and I’m strongly considering finding another blogging platform with LaTeX support because of how much it interrupts the flow of blogging.

    The blog I need help with is qchu.wordpress.com.

    #2579682

    timethief
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    #2579784

    I’m having the exact same difficulties. It’s utterly frustrating and seems to break most often after I copy and paste something. Specifically simply the act of copying latex will cause that to break and pasting latex will cause the new bit to break as well. I could be wrong, I didn’t test this too much, I just sort of avoid copying and pasting which is incredibly frustrating and slow.

    #2579785

    Hey there,

    Just so that I report the issue correctly, have you all already cleared your cache and refresh the pages with the error messages? The issue resolved once several people tried this. Let me know, thanks!

    #2579786

    qchu
    Member

    I don’t know how to test this because I don’t know how to reproduce the error. I can get back to you with a response the next time it randomly happens.

    #2579787

    qchu
    Member

    I don’t know how to test this because I don’t know how to reproduce the error. I can get back to you with a response the next time it randomly happens.

    #2579790

    Okay, let me know!

    Hopefully, the error doesn’t resurface but keep us updated. Thanks!

    #2579792

    qchu
    Member

    Okay, I got the error again (finally started blogging after awhile). It happened when I went back to edit something I had already compiled once. Clearing cache and refreshing didn’t fix it.

    #2579793

    Hey there,

    Thanks for the followup. I have reported the issue internally and will let you know once I receive an update. Thanks!

    #2579794

    qchu
    Member

    Now I’m getting new behavior: sometimes instead of getting a compilation error it just refuses to parse the LaTeX at all and displays it as text. This time it happened when I copy-pasted some LaTeX I had already compiled before into a new piece of LaTeX. (First I got the above error and then I got the usual error.)

    #2579795

    Hey there,

    We just made some updates that hopefully fixed the reported errors you have received. Let me know if you are still receiving the error you most recently reported, for that may be an unrelated issue that I will have to report. Thanks!

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