[plt-scheme] scribble ultra beginner

From: Matthew Flatt (mflatt at cs.utah.edu)
Date: Tue Apr 27 21:30:58 EDT 2010

At Tue, 27 Apr 2010 21:16:04 -0400, Eric Tanter wrote:
> Ok, running the command line version of scribble I get the full trace -- and 
> it's due to a missing latex package:
> ! LaTeX Error: File `skull.sty' not found.
> I googled for that, found the sty file, but that's not enough. There are font 
> related errors. Then I found that:
> http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/skull/
> but that doesn't work either. The description of that package is "A font to 
> draw a skull." --> why would that be needed for scribble?? If I let the error 
> messages go (generated the tex file and then compiling myself), I get a PDF 
> that looks quite ok to me.
> Can someone explain me what this skull dependency is? what does it really 
> refer to? 
> (I doubt it is the "font to draw a skull"... unless that's the skull/lambda 
> logo or something;))

It really is the font to draw a skull symbol. It appears on this page
in the docs:


Assuming that you don't need the skull symbol, you could either make up
a skull.sty that defines `\skull' or comment out


from "collects/scribble/scribble.tex".

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