[tex-live] [www-ptex 163999] Conflicting binary/format names: platex is polish and japanese

Frank Küster frank at debian.org
Thu Feb 22 09:14:35 CET 2007

karl at freefriends.org (Karl Berry) wrote:

> Does the name conflict really cause problems in practice?

Yes, you can't have "$wherever/bin/platex" both being a symlink to ptex and
pdftex, and TEXMFVAR/web2c/platex.fmt being both a polish and a japanese

In other words, you can't have both installed on the same system, which
is bad in particular for multi-user systems.

Regards, Frank
Dr. Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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