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

Joseph Wright joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk
Thu Apr 14 10:12:14 CEST 2016

On 14/04/2016 08:49, Ulrike Fischer wrote:
> 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
> luatexconfig-file. 
> In the user data-tree in the Appdata-Roaming I could find a
> pdftexconfig.tex (problably generated automatically) with "normal"
> entries like 
> \pdfcompresslevel=9
> \pdfdecimaldigits=3
> 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
> pdftexconfig.tex. 
> This makes all a bit unsorted impression. 
> Has miktex been informed about the changes in the pdftexconfig
> structure?
> (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). 

Hello Ulrike,

I did include Christian on the earlier discussion about this as it's not
TeX Live-specific. Obviously this is all just model data so he's free to
do what he likes on it!


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