[tex-live] beta-texlive2003-live-20030728.iso: pdfetex.pool doesn't match

George White aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca
Tue Jul 29 08:44:12 CEST 2003

On Tue, 29 Jul 2003, Staszek Wawrykiewicz wrote:

> On Mon, 28 Jul 2003, George White wrote:
> > configured to run from the mounted iso image.  The install script didn't
> > work for me, so I modified my path, created the /usr/local/share/texmf-var and
> > texmf-local dirs, put a modified texmf.cnf in ../texmf-var/web2c, and set
> > VARTEXMF=usr/local/share/texmf-var.
> Very strange. install-tl.sh installs in /usr/TeX by default. Even if 
> you've changed the default TEXDIR to eg. /usr/local/share/, you do not 
> need seting VARTEXMF. Did you have any TeX specific environment variables
> set _before_ running install-tl.sh? Which platform?

At work we are SGI Irix, so I only have linux on a P-90 laptop with a tiny
hard disk (to provide Xprint).  I have to run from the iso image that
resides on an NFS filesystem.  Install-tl.sh did not work as advertised,
the "R" option to run from the mounted image didn't do anything.

> >  With this setup, mktexmft worked for etex,
> > but not for pdfetex:
> > ...
> > ! pdfetex.pool doesn't match; tangle me again (or fix the path).
> > Error: `pdfetex -ini  -jobname=pdfetex -progname=pdfetex *pdfetex.ini' failed
> > 
> > Can someone confirm whether the pdfetex.pool is the right one?
> Unfortunatelly no. We still keep pdf(e)tex.pool for pdftex 1.10b 
> (web2c 7.4.5) because not all binaries sets were remade (win32) and 
> pdftex is still changing. I can send you proper .pool files

That's OK -- I can make my own at home.

George White <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca> 
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia

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