[tex-live] Bug in TexLive 2005 and 2007? Non-writable aux-file

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Wed Mar 7 09:09:08 CET 2007

Hi Phil,

Philip & Le Khanh wrote:
> just hit <Return> to signal "try again, please".  Unfortunately
> PdfTeX doesn't treat <Return> as "try again, please", so one
> is forced to enter the full PDF file name.  It would be better
> (IMHO) if <Return> signalled "I think I've fixed it; try again,
> please".

I vaguely recall we patched the input file loop query in web2c
to do just that, because otherwise TeX would attempt to open
the four-letter name ".tex", and that is almost certainly pointless.

It should be simple enough to do the same for the PDF file writing loop.

Best wishes,

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