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LaTeX book compilation[edit]

I have extracted the source code of the book as it says in the first page but when I try to compile it writing "pdflatex main.tex" it says that pdflatex isn't installed. What does it mean that the book has a configured version of pdflatex then?

Moving Caramel[edit]

I edited the cookbook Caramel and I want to move the version I edited to the old one and I need permission. --Ltblood (discusscontribs) 18:39, 8 August 2015 (UTC) Ltblood

You don't need any special rights to move a page. Any autoconfirmed account has this right which means any account over 4 days old and 10 edits can move a page. Click Special:MovePage/User:Ltblood/sandbox. If it gives you the move page screen then your problem is not permission related. I have checked and confirmed that your account is autoconfirmed. QuiteUnusual (discusscontribs) 07:50, 12 August 2015 (UTC)

All that does is put a redirect in my sandbox. --Ltblood (discusscontribs) 00:34, 18 August 2015 (UTC) Ltblood

@Ltblood: No, that's what it leaves in your sandbox. The page is now here Cookbook:Ltblood/Caramel - which is where you just moved it to. Therefore you are able to move pages. Please now move it to a proper name (e.g., Cookbook:Caramel, without the 'Ltblood' in the name). QuiteUnusual (discusscontribs) 10:17, 18 August 2015 (UTC)
Page Cookbook:Caramel already exists. The two pages are similar: compare; the difference is that Ltblood has added a number of links to wikipedia pages. Those probably aren't desirable edits, since Wikibooks does not link heavily to Wikipedia; but if they were, it wouldn't be difficult for Ltblood to cut-and-paste the changes into Cookbook:Caramel, using the raw editor interface (which, frankly, should always be used anyway because VisualEditor discourages users from learning how to do things). --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 10:37, 18 August 2015 (UTC)
Oh boy, I didn't realise that was happening. Therefore, I presume they copied the original page into their sandbox breaking the attribution. In which case the only option - assuming the edits are desirable - is a history merge. QuiteUnusual (discusscontribs) 13:02, 18 August 2015 (UTC)
There would be no need for a history merge if Ltblood were to make the edits to Cookbook:Caramel, since the attribution to Ltblood would then be in the edit history and nobody else has edited Ltblood's page. (I, of course, doubt the desirability.) --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 15:42, 18 August 2015 (UTC)
Given the lack of response here, I've moved the page back to the user's sandbox until they decide what to do. QuiteUnusual (discusscontribs) 10:21, 19 August 2015 (UTC)