[MediaWiki-l] Getting TeX working on MediaWiki 1.18.2

Aaron Gray aaronngray.lists at gmail.com
Thu Jan 3 12:47:01 UTC 2013


On 3 January 2013 00:59, Moritz Schubotz <physik at physikerwelt.de> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 1:25 AM, Aaron Gray <aaronngray.lists at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > On 30 December 2012 13:09, Moritz Schubotz <physik at physikerwelt.de>
> wrote:
> >
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> If you like you could try to checkout the LaTeXML version as described
> >> here.
> >> http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Math#LaTeXML
> >> Thereby you'd use a webservice that generates Mathml rather than
> >> generating images.
> >> If you have problems please let me know.
> >>
> >
> > I just tried TeXLive on latest Fedora with the latest Git repository of
> the
> > math extension, latest Wikimedia 1.20.2. And it is failing with the same
> > error as I was getting with the old one on Fedora 14 and Wikimedia 1.18.2
> >
> >     Failed to parse (PNG conversion failed; check for correct
> instillation
> > of latex and dvipng (or dvips + gs + convert)): a=b+c
> >
> > I have convert, gs, dvips, and dvipng all installed and working on the
> > command line.
> >
> > I am wondering if I am doing something rather basic wrong or whether the
> > maths extension is just broken ?
> >
> >
> > Does LaTeXML support full LaTeX stuff like Type Inference Rules and
> special
> > symbols used by complex inference rules ?
> Yes I as far as I could test. But you can try it yoursef at
> http://latexml.mathweb.org/editor
> and see some samples at
> http://wikidemo.formulasearchengine.com/wiki/MathTestEN
> If you have further questions don't heasitate to ask.
>

Its got bugs ^ and superscript for starters ! Both in examples in the first
link and examples in the second link.
Aaron



> Best
> Moritz
> >
> > I am looking in the end to get maths inference rules out and typeset by
> the
> > Wikimedia PDF extension within a larger text.
> >
> >
> >>
> >> Best
> >> Moritz
> >>
> >> On Sun, Dec 30, 2012 at 1:57 AM, Aaron Gray <aaronngray.lists at gmail.com
> >
> >> wrote:
> >> > I have tried on the latest release of MediaWiki and the Math extension
> >> and
> >> > am still getting the same problem so I am wondering if it is anything
> to
> >> do
> >> > with having an old version of TeXLive on Fedora 14.
> >> >
> >> > Aaron
> >> >
> >> > On 29 December 2012 05:30, Aaron Gray <aaronngray.lists at gmail.com>
> >> wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> On 29 December 2012 05:21, ARALND SCOTT FOSTER <
> scottbass5 at hotmail.com
> >> >wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >>> ok put it in!!!!!
> >> >>>
> >> >>
> >> >> Sorry I do have png generation
> >> >> Package dvipng-1.13-1.fc14.i686 already installed and latest version
> >> >>
> >> >> # which convert
> >> >> /usr/bin/convert
> >> >>
> >> >> # which gs
> >> >> /usr/bin/gs
> >> >>
> >> >> # which dvips
> >> >> /usr/bin/dvips
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>>
> >> >>>
> >> >>>
> >> >>> > From: aaronngray.lists at gmail.com
> >> >>> > Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2012 23:51:47 +0000
> >> >>> > To: mediawiki-l at lists.wikimedia.org
> >> >>> > Subject: [MediaWiki-l] Getting TeX working on MediaWiki 1.18.2
> >> >>> >
> >> >>> > Hi,
> >> >>> >
> >> >>> > I am trying to get TeX working in MediaWiki 1.18.2. I have
> >> successfully
> >> >>> > installed TeXLive on my Fedora server. And have texvc compiled and
> >> >>> working.
> >> >>> >
> >> >>> > And have made the following additions to LocalSettings.php :-
> >> >>> >
> >> >>> > $wgUseTex = true;
> >> >>> > $wgTexvc = "/usr/bin/texvc";
> >> >>> > $wgUploadPath = "$wgScriptPath/images";
> >> >>> > $wgUploadDirectory = "$IP/images";
> >> >>> > $wgMathPath = "$wgUploadPath/math";
> >> >>> > $wgTmpPath = "$wgUploadPath/tmp";
> >> >>> > $wgMathDirectory = "$wgUploadDirectory/math";
> >> >>> > $wgTmpDirectory = "$wgUploadDirectory/tmp";
> >> >>> > $wgUploadBaseUrl = false;
> >> >>> >
> >> >>> > And run :-
> >> >>> >
> >> >>> > php maintenance*/*update.php
> >> >>> >
> >> >>> > But am getting the following error message :-
> >> >>> >
> >> >>> > *Failed to parse (PNG conversion failed; check for correct
> >> installation
> >> >>> > of latex and dvipng (or dvips + gs + convert)): a=b+c-d*
> >> >>> >
> >> >>> > I had it working on my previous version of MediaWiki using LaTeX
> and
> >> >>> > MediaWIki 1.11.0.
> >> >>> >
> >> >>> > Hope you can help and its something obvious.
> >> >>> >
> >> >>> > Many thanks in advance,
> >> >>> >
> >> >>> > Aaron
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> >>
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