Compilation problems

I offer suggestions for what to do in case you have difficulty getting usable output from the tar.gz versions of my book MEASURE THEORY. I have been unable to download a working TeX installation on either Windows or Mac OS, so the notes below refer only to Linux. I should welcome instructions on how to get one of the other systems to work.

Basics

You need to download the appropriate gzipped tar file mtx.20xx/mtx.20xx.tar.gz from my website https://www.essex.ac.uk/maths/people/fremlin , uncompress it and extract the component files. In Linux systems this can usually be done with the commands
```         gunzip mtx.20xx.tar.gz
tar -xf mtx.20xx.tar
```
which will create a directory mtx.20xx containing the files you need. One or more of them will be of the form volx.tex; now the Linux commands
```         tex volx.tex
dvipdf volx.dvi volx.pdf
```
will create a PDF file volx.pdf which you can read onscreen or print. I find that this works on a variety of Linux installations from 2.6.13-19 to 3.13.0-79.

The commonest error

is to try to compile with
```         latex volx.tex
```
which will produce an error message along the lines of
```         ! Undefined control sequence.
l.479 \buffer@\fontdimen13 \tenex
```
when the LaTeX compiler encounters a line which makes no sense to it.

A problem with dvipdf

I find that some recent TeX installations on Linux fail to compile my regular files correctly, due to a change in the expected presentation of embedded Postscript files. (From what I can make out, the change is in the file /usr/bin/dvips .) Even if tex volx.tex seems to run without problems, dvipdf volx.dvi volx.pdf can give an error message starting
```         Error: /undefined in startTexFig
```
Provided you have not only TeX but also LaTeX installed, you may be able to fix this by
• 2. Changing the name of the file volwp.2016.aux.txt to volwp.2016.aux
• 3. Changing the line
```        \input volwp.aux
```
in volx.tex to
```        \input volwp.2016.aux
```
and trying again with tex volx.tex . This works for me on Linux 4.4.0-18.

In case of further difficulty

contact fremdh@essex.ac.uk.

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