[tex-live] Building pdflatex

pilot constatinus constatinus at gmail.com
Fri Mar 23 23:10:23 CET 2018

I was also thinking the same, but didn't quite catch that in the man page.
Thanks very much!

On Fri, Mar 23, 2018, 10:49 PM Justin C. Walker <justin at me.com> wrote:

> > On Mar 23, 2018, at 15:24 , pilot constatinus <constatinus at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > Hi, dear texlive. I was wondering how can i build pdflatex, a latex
> compiler for pdf. Even if i built my tl with ./configure --enable-all-pkgs,
> under texk/web2c there is no pdflatex, only pdftex and some other tools.
> How is it that i can find this only in debian repository and cant build it
> myself? I have acctually downloaded the source texlive-full from the repo
> and i dont seem to know how to do anything with it. Thanks in advance.
> pdflatex is actually a symbolic link to pdftex (at least on Unix-like
> systems).  This means that the actual program will behave as Philip
> describes, and decides this by looking at the name by which it is invoked.
> Justin
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