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

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Thu Apr 14 09:49:02 CEST 2016

Am Thu, 14 Apr 2016 07:17:40 +0100 schrieb Joseph Wright:

> As I've noted in my other reply, I guess I can make a suggestion that
> avoids altering pdftexconfig.tex (or rather simplifies it slightly from
> the 2015 version) and works with LuaTeX using Petr's suggestion of
> \globaldefs. Would this work for the TL developers?

I looked at miktex when the discussion came up and see that in the
main there is the new pdftexconfig.tex, and the pdftexconfig.dat in
a tex/generic/config2 (remark the 2) folder. 

There is also a   pdftexconfig.dat.in   which contains entries like

      pageheight       = @page_height@
but this is in a tex/generic/config folder along with some

In the user data-tree in the Appdata-Roaming I could find a
pdftexconfig.tex (problably generated automatically) with "normal"
entries like 

Miktex has also in pdftex/config/ a pdftex.cfg which contains
entries like

compress_level 9
decimal_digits 3

and was/is (if I remember correctly) used to generate the

This makes all a bit unsorted impression. 

Has miktex been informed about the changes in the pdftexconfig

(I personally like the split between data and code, and actually in
miktex it has already be used, as the data was in the cfg). 

Ulrike Fischer 

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