[tex-live] pretest: latexmp does not work anymore

Daniel Oehry oda at gmx.li
Tue Jul 7 12:42:57 CEST 2009

latexmp does not work correctly anymore. The following example exits
with an error:

input latexmp ;
  label(textext("test"),origin) ;


This is MetaPost, version 1.203 (kpathsea version 5.0.0)
>> ltx-test.mp
>> ltx-test.mpx
! Unable to make mpx file.
l.7 latexmp_picture[1]:= btex
                              test etex ;
Transcript written on test.log.

I looked at this and found out that everything works as expected if I
change the name of the temporary-file in "latexmp.mp" at line 21 from

"ltx-" & jobname & ".tmp" ;


"ltx-" & jobname & ".mp" ;

This seems very strange to me. Should this be changed in latexmp.mp or
is it an error in mpost?


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