[tex-live] Building pdflatex

pilot constatinus constatinus at gmail.com
Sat Mar 24 20:31:03 CET 2018

Acctually, what was really going on was that pdftex &latex was just running
'latex'. After i uninstalled the repo version and installed the compiled
one, i got suspended tty input... I still don't have latex/pdflatex
executable compiled. Why is this?

On Fri, Mar 23, 2018, 11:10 PM pilot constatinus <constatinus at gmail.com>

> 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.
>> HTH
>> Justin
>> --
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>> Director
>> Institute for the Enhancement of the Director's income
>> -----------
>> Question 43:
>> What if the hokey pokey
>> really *is* what it’s all about?
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