[tex-live] extractbb/ebb/xbb and also Mac OS X

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Sun Sep 14 01:51:12 CEST 2008

    The command 'extractbb -vm playground.jpg' provokes the message:

            Writing to ./playground.xbb: Bounding box: 0 0 85 40

    According to the documentation a BB file should have been created.  

Could you please report this to dvipdfmx at ktug.or.kr?

    When using the ebb command, the created BB file has a line
            %%Creator: extractbb Version 0.2
    instead of
            %%Creator: ebb Version ?

That seems desirable to me.  We made ebb be a symlink to dvipdfmx in
this release, as another step towards omitting the old dvipdfm

    The documentation and also the source code mention a command 'bbx'
    or 'xbb' which does not exist in
    /usr/local/texlive/2008/bin/universal- darwin (from middle of
    August, Mac TeX test distribution). Is this on purpose?

bbx and xbb were names for extractbb during development.  I asked ChoF
to change the name since (new) three-character command names should not
be used up for such rarely needed functionality, which he kindly did.
So it is a documentation bug.  Please report that too.


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