[tex-live] [NTG-pdftex] Fwd: Rebuilding pdftex gives ---! Must increase the hyph_size (Fatal format file error; I'm stymied)

George N. White III gnwiii at gmail.com
Wed Aug 27 13:00:07 CEST 2008

On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 2:55 PM, Vasile Gaburici <vgaburici at gmail.com> wrote:

> My solution was to drop the pdftex binary I've compiled in
> /usr/local/bin. Unfortunately from there it thought that it "belonged"
> to Fedora's RPM-installed TeXLive 2007 instead of my separate 2008
> installation. This is due the kpathsea's compile-time defaults for CNF
> locations (paths.h), which eventually finds TL 2007's texmf.cnf in
> /usr/share/texmf/web2c. But at least I know that my patched pdftex
> works with TL2007.

A simple approach for testing is to create parallel
".../texlive/YYYY/bin/<arch>-t" directories and put one before the
".../texlive/YYYY/bin/<arch>"directory in the path on the test
system(s). Thay way SELFAUTOPARENT is the same as for the
standard binaries.

George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia

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