[metapost] [tex-live] pretest: latexmp does not work anymore
taco at elvenkind.com
Wed Jul 8 13:34:22 CEST 2009
I need a bit of help. Does anybody recall what the old pascal
metapost did if you gave it this input (file attached):
$ mpost try.tmp
1.203/1.204 is absolutely wrong (it does not generate
the mpx file correctly) but it also generates try.tmp.log
My question is: how I should handle filename extensions
like the above (and also after 'input' like in the example
Daniel Oehry wrote:
> latexmp does not work correctly anymore. The following example exits
> with an error:
> input latexmp ;
> label(textext("test"),origin) ;
> This is MetaPost, version 1.203 (kpathsea version 5.0.0)
> ! Unable to make mpx file.
> l.7 latexmp_picture:= btex
> test etex ;
> Transcript written on test.log.
> I looked at this and found out that everything works as expected if I
> change the name of the temporary-file in "latexmp.mp" at line 21 from
> "ltx-" & jobname & ".tmp" ;
> "ltx-" & jobname & ".mp" ;
> This seems very strange to me. Should this be changed in latexmp.mp or
> is it an error in mpost?
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