[texhax] crop.sty errors with set@page@color

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Thu Aug 7 08:17:52 CEST 2003

> Robin Fairbairns wrote:
> > crop should either check for such an ancient version of pdftex, or
> > should refuse to work in that context.
> > 
> > given that this is unlikely to happen (and in the latter alternative
> > wouldn't help you), i would recommend updating both pdftex and
> > pdftex.def (to cope with the new facilities of current pdftex).
> > 
> > all the relevant bits and pieces are available from ctan, for what
> > it's worth.
> Hmmm... it's a fairly new installation of tetex...

but not so new that it has anything remotely like a current pdftex.

current tetex (currently 2.0.2) has pdftex 1.0something, and you're
using 0.13

> I gave up on using the pdflatex driver and use the dvips driver instead, 
> works just fine now.

it would do, but remember pdftex.def has come on by leaps and bounds
since your distribution went to press.  dvips is certainly a good
route out of the seeming impasse, if it can do what you need.

however, there are things that pdftex will do, that tex->dvips->
distiller won't do.  for that sort of thing, you'll need to upgrade.

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