[pdftex] installation of pdftex binaries

Dok, D. van d.vandok at ecn.nl
Wed Apr 4 10:41:39 CEST 2001

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Reinhard Kotucha [mailto:reinhard at kammer.uni-hannover.de]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2001 19:35
> To: John Robert Kitchin
> Cc: pdftex at tug.org
> Subject: [pdftex] installation of pdftex binaries
> >>>>> "John" == John Robert Kitchin <jkitchin at udel.edu> writes:
>     > Hi, I have just finished building pdftex-14f.  The compiling
>     > seemed to go well, and the binaries appear to work.  I have them
>     > in /usr/local/pdftex2/src/texk/web2c right now.  I have a couple
>     > of questions though,
> Hi, I assume that you have teTeX installed.
>     > 1.  There is no pdflatex binary, is this called by pdftex --fmt
>     > pdflatex inputfile or did I miss something?
> pdflatex usually is a symbolic link pointing to the pdftex binary.
You can also make it a _hard_ link. I think this is the case with the
default setup. TeX and friends look at their own name to see which format
should be loaded. So if you built custom formats for, say, LaTeX, name it
mylatex.fmt and create a symbolic link named mylatex pointing to the tex
binary. Running mylatex will load you custom format.


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