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bug #53022: source-highlight: cannot find input file anywhere outlang.map

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Submitted on:  Tue 30 Jan 2018 06:58:02 PM UTC  
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
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Sat 12 Oct 2019 02:28:53 PM UTC, comment #3: 

I think this patch may fix the bug:

commit 5321cf5e8d2c9c840595f0bf715c4101ee32059e
Author: Avi Halachmi (:avih) <avihpit@yahoo.com>
Date:   Thu Apr 9 06:53:29 2015 +0300

    fix datadir search - include user settings

I am going to close this. Feel free to reopen if
this is in error.  Thanks.

Tom Tromey <tromey>
Project Administrator
Mon 03 Jun 2019 03:59:25 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Also a macOS + brew user here, with the same problem.

I found that running


spots the problem, and asks for a directory, which anon/OP kindly supplied (namely, `/usr/local/share/source-highlight`)

Supplying that value saves a config file which fixes the problem.

I suspect a brew issue, here, so will feed this to that bug-tracker, too.

Geraint Edwards <gedge>
Sun 02 Jun 2019 02:25:59 PM UTC, comment #1: 

This is probably some issue with how it was configured
and/or installed.

The code computes a directory name relative to the
executable, and uses that to find the default datadir.
Mine looks like:

./config.h:#define RELATIVEDATADIR "../share/source-highlight"

so, it looks in $argv0/../share/source-highlight for files.

I don't think there's a good way to see this value if you
just have the executable, but if you have the configure
logs or the like you can probably figure it out.

Where is your executable installed?  If it's in
/usr/local/bin then I'd expect it to work.

Tom Tromey <tromey>
Project Administrator
Tue 30 Jan 2018 06:58:02 PM UTC, original submission:  

When I try to view a file using `less`, I always get the error `"source-highlight: cannot find input file anywhere outlang.map"`.  Even if I invoke `source-highlight` without any arguments, it seems to have this trouble:

[KenMacBook-2:~] % less tiles.R
source-highlight: cannot find input file anywhere outlang.map
[KenMacBook-2:~] % source-highlight --failsafe --infer-lang -f esc --style-file=esc.style -i tiles.R 
source-highlight: cannot find input file anywhere outlang.map
[KenMacBook-2:~] % source-highlight                                                                
source-highlight: cannot find input file anywhere outlang.map

If I manually add a `--data-dir` parameter to the `source-highlight` call, it doesn't complain anymore (and the output is colorized):

[KenMacBook-2:~] % source-highlight --failsafe --infer-lang -f esc --style-file=esc.style -i tiles.R --data-dir=/usr/local/share/source-highlight    
hexagon <- function(x, y, side, ...) {
  polygon(x=x+side/2*c(0, 1, 3, 4, 3, 1),
          y=y+side*sqrt(3)/2*c(0, -1, -1, 0, 1, 1),

plot(3,3, type='n')

Has my configuration gotten messed up?

Note I originally submitted this to Homebrew at https://github.com/Homebrew/homebrew-core/issues/18087 .



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