[tex-live] tl-pretest: bug in .ini files

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Thu Apr 14 07:12:37 CEST 2016

> This is totally unfair.

Unfair? Maybe call it development? We have changed several
configuration file formats a few times, due to needs and

We don't do these kind of things lightly, but it happens.

Nothing *unfair* here.

> Please, keep the old format of pdftexconfig.tex. You cannot imagine
> how many automatons exist in various linux computers based on the
> old format of pdftexconfig.tex.

Let us know how many? My guess is *1*, yours.

> "pdftex -ini" is default starting point for pdfTeX and this default

In TL we are having 
	pdftex -ini ... '*pdfetex.ini' 
which activates the eTeX extensions.

And that is the fact since several years AFAIR.

> does not indludes eTeX extensions. You cannot generalize what is
> "prety unusual" only from the state of your computer.

And *you* cannot generalize what is usual from *your* computer's state.

Fact shows, that it is different.


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