norman.gray at glasgow.ac.uk
Wed Apr 21 22:16:18 UTC 2021
On 21 Apr 2021, at 22:08, Antonio Olivares wrote:
> I have made changes from #!/bin/bash to #!/bin/sh and added some code
> so that the files m3Dplain.mp and m3Dsty01.mp are skipped from being
> metaposted. These files are not in texlive2021 for some reason or
> another and I do not know how to add them as easily if I were using
> miktex install on the fly option.
It looks like the m3D package , where those files from from, is a
little old, and may not be compatible with the current version of mpost.
That may be why it's not readily available as part of a current
TeXLive. Certainly, when I try (just now) to build this book from the
sources, and install m3D locally, the build of torus.mp fails with an
error which smells to me strongly of version-skew.
If I press on, I see that the source depends on a picins.sty package,
which appears  to be a LaTeX 2.09 package (ie, _very_ old).
I suspect it would be challenging to build the book from its sources,
using a half-way recent release of TeXLive. It doesn't look impossible,
but it might well involve some non-trivial hacking of the source, which
it might be better to encourage the author to embark on.
Norman Gray : https://nxg.me.uk
SUPA School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow, UK
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