[tex-live] Re: [OS X TeX] Re: Bug, presumably in texlive 2004

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Mon Nov 22 13:03:43 CET 2004

On 22 Nov 2004, at 12:15, Vladimir Volovich wrote:

> Greetings,
> "RM" == Ralph Martin writes:
>>> second, without more specific details (like full minimal test
>>> file, plus the log file), your bug report does not make much
>>> sense.
> Thanks for the test file.
> I suspect that the following is going on:
> 1) latex in TeX Live 2004 is based on pdfetex engine
> 2) your latex.fmt file was not generated properly (i.e. by calling
>    "fmtutil --byfmt latex"). As a result, the \pdfoutput macro
>    remained defined, because pdftex-dvi.tex was not read when making a
>    format file.

If Ralph is running TL2004 from my redistribution, the fmt files are 
generated by fmtutil --all. I do not think this could be a problem.

> 3) the egpubl_SM.cls file contains some inportable code like this:
> \ifx\pdfoutput\undefined \pdffalse % we are not running PDFLaTeX
> \else
>   \pdfoutput=1 % we are running PDFLaTeX
>   \pdftrue
> \fi
>    This makes the graphics package think that we're running under
>    pdflatex, instead of latex. As a result, you get an error, because
>    pdflatex does not understand PS or EPS files.

I think this is the likely reason.

> To solve this problem, please try to re-generate the latex format
> prolerly, i.e. by running "fmtutil --byfmt latex".

I do not think that is the problem.


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