[OS X TeX] Re: Save date-time, not Print date

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Sun Jan 7 16:22:51 CET 2007


On 1/7/07, Alain Schremmer <Schremmer.Alain at gmail.com> wrote:
> Piet van Oostrum wrote:
>
> >>>>>>Alain Schremmer <Schremmer.Alain at gmail.com> (AS) wrote:
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >
> >
> >
> >>AS>    - when there is no pdf, for [Open pdf] to create a pdf with the date
> >>AS>    of the last modification rather than the current compilation date.
> >>
> >>
> >
> >But that is exactly what Oberdiek's code does.
> >
> >
> The thing is that I had really no idea what it did and was totally
> intimidated. But, you are right, I should have tried it.
>
> >The original TeX didn't have anything to make this possible, therefore my
> >negative reaction in the thread copied by you. However, it appeared that
> >recent pdftexs have this possibility.
> >
> >
> I just tried it and first got
>
>     ! Package sourcetime Error: pdfTeX >= 1.30.0 required.
>
> But then, on repeatededly hitting return, I got:
>
>     tx.pdf¿0 tx.pdf Zip.javatx.pdf¿0 Zip.java
>     J¨ungste Quelle: 7. Januar 2007.
>
> Not bad since I am still on TeXShop 1.43 on 10.3.9 and so, most
> probably, my pdfTeX < 1.30.0.

This is irrelevant: you can try to look at log file or run from
terminal pdftex -v

BTW current stable is now pdftex 1.40


>
> Now, the question is, can I upgrade pdfTeX, I mean without touching
> anything else? Considering the current turmoil and given that, right
> now, I can't afford any downtime, it looks as if 'Oberdiek's "luxury"
> block' is indeed a luxury I cannot afford. But, when Leopard come on and
> I upgrade to Tiger, I hope that the currrent dust will have settled and
> I will have a date with Oberdiek—hopefully including a final "y" but I
> will settle for whatever.

It is rather difficult since pdftex is part of gwtex which installs a
lot of things

>
> Grateful regards
> --schremmer
>
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