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

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Mon Nov 22 13:21:53 CET 2004

On 22 Nov 2004, at 13:10, Vladimir Volovich wrote:

>  RM> --------------------------- sudo fmtutil --byfmt latex Password:
>  RM> running `pdfetex -ini -jobname=latex -progname=latex
>  RM> -translate-file=cp227.tcx *latex.ini' ...  This is pdfeTeX,
>  RM> Version 3.141592-1.20a-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.3) (INITEX)
>  RM> (/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.tetex/web2c/cp227.tcx) output
>  RM> format initialized to DVI entering extended mode
>  RM> (/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.tetex/tex/latex/config/latex.ini
>  RM>  
> (/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.local/tex/generic/config/ 
> pdftexconfig.tex)
> Thanks. Now I can say that the error comes because of the file
> /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.tetex/tex/latex/config/latex.ini
> included in your TeX distribution.
> The file latex.ini which is included into TeX Live 2004 distribution
> contains the following:
> ===============================
> % Thomas Esser, 1998. public domain.
> \ifx\pdfoutput\undefined \else
>   \ifx\pdfoutput\relax \else
>     % We're building the latex format with the pdfetex engine (started  
> 2004).
>     % See this file for details.
>     \input pdftex-dvi.tex
>   \fi
> \fi
> % the usual format initialization.
> \scrollmode
> \input latex.ltx
> \endinput
> ===============================
> I think that the file latex.ini in your TeX distribution (is it from
> Gerben's TeX distribution?) is not the same, and should be replaced
> with the correct version.

My distribution is based on TL2004 and teTeX (for the texmf tree). My  
texmf tree is based on tetex-texmf-, or the  
beta from Nov 8. If anything (see dates in header) it looks newer but  
it *is* different.

% Thomas Esser, 1998, 2004. public domain.
     \input pdftexconfig

\input latex.ltx

> In other words, your TeX distribution is not a TeX Live 2004
> distribution, but some mix of old stuff with new stuff.

My redistribution is based on a combination of TeX Live and teTeX (for  
the texmf tree, because Thomas' texmf tree is well balanced and has a  
size that can be handled by internet downloads (which is not true for  
TeX Live)). Not so much old and new. Both are from november 2004.


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