[tex-live] failure to build mptopdf.fmt

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Wed Sep 13 18:17:41 CEST 2006

After the latest update to context/base/supp-pdf.tex in texlive, the  
mptopdf format will no longer build.

This is because it no longer loads supp-mis.tex, but the supp-mpe.tex  
module that is loaded after supp-pdf still requires this (and doesn't  
check or load it).

A simple patch to allow mptopdf.fmt to build would be:

 >>>>>>>>>> cut here <<<<<<<<<<
Index: Master/texmf-dist/tex/context/base/supp-mpe.tex
--- Master/texmf-dist/tex/context/base/supp-mpe.tex	(revision 2119)
+++ Master/texmf-dist/tex/context/base/supp-mpe.tex	(working copy)
@@ -38,6 +38,7 @@
  %D \chardef\makeMPintoPDFobject\plusone
  %D \stoptyping
+\ifx \undefined \writestatus \input supp-mis.tex \relax \fi
  \writestatus{loading}{MetaPost Special Extensions}
  %D We implement extensions by using the \METAPOST\ special
 >>>>>>>>>> cut here <<<<<<<<<<

But Hans may wish to do something entirely different with it.


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