[pdftex] pdflatex

Andreas Matthias amat at kabsi.at
Sun Jun 1 17:13:37 CEST 2003

"Patrick Brockmann (LSCE/IPSL)" <Patrick.Brockmann at ipsl.jussieu.fr> wrote:

> 1) When I compile pdflatex from
> ftp://ftp.muni.cz/pub/tex/local/cstug/thanh/pdftex/
> I get only pdftex and other binaries but not a pdflatex.
> Noticed that pdflatex is a symbolic link to pdftex on Linux, I tried to
> do the same on the
> DEC without success.
> I had this following message when tested it on a tex file from pdfpages
> package:
>> pdftex pdf-ex.tex
> This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159-14h-released-20010417 (Web2C
> (Fatal format file error; I'm stymied)

After installing a new pdftex you must create new format files.
The pdftex manual tell you how to do this.

If symbolic links don't work for you, you can tell pdftex directly,
which format to use:

  pdftex &pdflatex file.tex


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