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We installed 2007-08-31 version of the add on. When we try to generate a PDF file, empty a page is opened on the browser and Apache error logs say the following:

[Mon Sep 03 14:25:40 2007] [error] [client xx.yy.zz.ww]
[Mon Sep 3 14:25:40 2007] GenPDF? .pm: \\1 better written as $1 at /var/www/twiki/lib/TWiki/Contrib/GenPDF.pm line 372., referer: http://xx.yy.zz.ww/twiki/bin/view/TWiki/GenPDFAddOn
[Mon Sep 03 14:25:42 2007] [error] [client xx.yy.zz.ww] Calling htmldoc with args: --book --quiet --links --linkstyle plain --outfile /tmp/GenPDFAddOnOU85BOop3c.pdf --format pdf14 --portrait --size a4 --browserwidth 860 --titlefile /tmp/GenPDFAddOn0Nl7BTPfTL.html --numbered --toclevels 5 --tocheader ... --tocfooter ..i --firstpage toc --duplex --bodyimage undef --logoimage undef /tmp/GenPDFAddOn73K5APjCWL.html /tmp/GenPDFAddOnn9zvLQmPS2.html /tmp/GenPDFAddOnMPplNvgM9D.html, referer: http://xx.yy.zz.ww/twiki/bin/view/TWiki/GenPDFAddOn
[Mon Sep 03 14:25:43 2007] [error] [client xx.yy.zz.ww] child exited with value 2, referer: http://xx.yy.zz.ww/twiki/bin/view/TWiki/GenPDFAddOn

A PDF file can be found on the tmp folder so it's almost working. In addition the three temporary html files are in the tmp folder.

Same happened also with previous versions (+ the patches).

Any ideas what could be wrong?

Environment

TWiki version: TWikiRelease04x01x02
TWiki plugins: ActionTrackerPlugin, SpreadSheetPlugin, CalendarPlugin, CommentPlugin, EditTablePlugin, ExplicitNumberingPlugin, InterwikiPlugin, PreferencesPlugin, ProjectPlannerPlugin, SlideShowPlugin, SmiliesPlugin, TablePlugin, TwistyPlugin
Server OS: Fedora Core 5
Web server: Apache 2.2.2
Perl version: 5.8.8
Client OS: MS Windows XP, SP2
Web Browser: Firefox 2.0.0.6
Categories: Add-Ons

-- PasiKovanen - 04 Sep 2007

Answer

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We also had the same problem. The plugin was working and then it stopped for no reason. The error log had the same message as yours and the following message appeared in the browser.

The "SetGENPDFADDON_SKIN=" topic already exists Attention Cannot create SetGENPDFADDON?_SKIN= because it already exists. Please go back in browser and try a new name

Does anyone know what is going on here?

-- AndrewGlancy - 15 Oct 2007

Sorry, closing this after more than 30 days of inactivity. Please feel free to re-open if needed.

-- PeterThoeny - 03 Dec 2007

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