[tex-live] TL2009: metafont not run for pdflatex

Akira Kakuto kakuto at fuk.kindai.ac.jp
Fri Jul 10 03:18:48 CEST 2009

Hi Karl,

> Thanh and/or Martin, it seems the enabling of mktexpk was removed from
> pdftex.web.  Was this intentional?  (I hope not.)  I didn't see it
> mentioned in NEWS, anyway.
> In the pdftex.web from TL 2008, the code looks like this:
>     end else
>         kpse_init_prog('PDFTEX', fixed_pk_resolution, nil, nil);
>     if not kpse_var_value('MKTEXPK') then
>         kpse_set_program_enabled (kpse_pk_format, 1, kpse_src_cmdline);
>     set_job_id(year, month, day, time);
> In the pdftex.web currently in svn, the 'if not ... cmdline);' is absent.
> (Around line 19379.)

That was intentional.  For that the new string "pk" is added for the
option [-no]-mktex=FMT.

Namely, pk is generated by
pdflatex -mktex=pk ... ...


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