On Sat, Nov 21, 2020 at 09:35:18PM +0100, Erik Huelsmann wrote: > Ok. One of the things that comes to mind is that the PATH and other > environment settings differ between your invocation from the command line > and the invocation from the server. You can inspect the environment > variables defined in the server from setup.pl; after logging into your > company database from setup.pl, you can select the last button on the page > "System Info". On the resulting page, there's a section "Environment". This > section indicates the environment variables your server is running with. > Mine has a PATH setting of > "/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/pgsql/bin" > which includes the pdflatex binary in /usr/bin. > > If your environment doesn't include your `pdflatex` binary, please check > the "ledgersmb.conf" file you may (not) have. If you don't, there's an > example in doc/conf/ledgersmb.conf.default. This config file has an > "[environment]" section which also includes a PATH setting. You can use > that to override the path setting your server starts up with. Gah! That was it. For some reason pdflatex (and all the other tex binaries) are squirrelled away in /usr/share/texmf/bin on this machine and that wasn't in the PATH in the ledgersmb.conf. Adding that has solved it. Thanks very much for your help tracking it down, Erik. I can now crack on with going through the new templating guide and bringing all my old-style templates up to date. Pete -- Openstrike - improving business through open source https://www.openstrike.co.uk/ or call 01722 770036
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