[OS X TeX] tikz error (but still compiles fine)

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sat Sep 28 15:38:14 EDT 2013

On Sep 28, 2013, at 2:09 PM, Peter Dyballa <Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE> wrote:

> Am 28.09.2013 um 18:13 schrieb Nathan A. Paxton:
>> 	It seems like it wants an output file that has a particular suffix, rather than an un-suffixed file?
> This is a TikZ/PGF bug, certainly. It also happens when using 'pdflatex -shell-escape'. The text of the error report comes from TikZ/PGF files. It can also be that the standalone class interferes here, so a test with a "normal" LaTeX class (minimal, article, report, …) can give a hint. With the minimal class no problem occurs, so it must be standalone that changes the process in an unexpected way.
> When you don't want to give up standalone, you should report this to Martin Scharrer and Till Tantau. Could be they can find a work-around.
> --
> Greetings
>  Pete
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Also note that commenting out the line

\tikzexternalize[force remake]

also works with pdflatex with or without --shell-escape.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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