[tex-k] Re: format files
Fri, 25 Oct 2002 01:29:32 +0200
> I have a metapost file that begins with "%&latex". I could process
> this file until teTeX-beta-20021013 (web2c-7.3.8). Now I have to use
> the commandline option --tex=latex. "%&latex" is ignored and plain
> TeX is used. Is this desired?
texmf.cnf now has "parse_first_line = f" to ensure that TeX behaves
100% correct in the default setup.
There are several ways to solve your problem:
- you can set "parse_first_line = t" in your texmf.cnf
- you can add "parse_first_line.mpost = t" in your texmf.cnf
- you can invoke mpost with parse_first_line=t in the environment
> Another problem is that "tex \&latex myfile" doesn't work properly.
What exactly is the problem? I just have successfully tried
$ tex \&latex small2e
This is TeX, Version 3.14159 (Web2C 7.3.9)
Transcript written on small2e.log