Latex is stuck with a strange problem, see more information for details.

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3.14159265-2.6-1.40.16 (TeX Live 2015/Debian) (preloaded format=pdflatex) restricted write18 enabled. entering extended mode
(./main.tex LaTeX2e <2016/02/01> Babel <3.9q> and hyphenation patterns
for 81 language(s) loaded.
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LaTeX Warning: Unused global option(s):

[times].

No file main.aux.
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.pfb> Output written on main.pdf (1 page, 25727 bytes). Transcript
written on main.log. bibtex main This is BibTeX, Version 0.99d (TeX
Live 2015/Debian) The top-level auxiliary file: main.aux The style
file: latex8.bst I found no citation commands—while reading file
main.aux Database file #1: main.bib (There was 1 error message)
Makefile:4: recipe for target ‘paper’ failed make: *** [paper] Error 2

The problem is solved by: 1, add at least one section in your main.tex; 2, in your added section, at least have one citation, otherwise there will be error “I found no citation commands—while reading file
main.aux “.

Very stupid problem…

Answered by harryxiyou.

Weiwei Jia

Weiwei Jia is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science at New Jersey Institute of Technology since 2016. His research interests are include storage systems, operating systems and computer systems.

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