[pdftex] pdfetex can't find map files

George N. White III aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca
Sat Dec 11 14:00:05 CET 2004

On Fri, 10 Dec 2004, h h extern wrote:

> Thomas Esser wrote:
>> Hm... Strange is that minstall.pdf dates back to 2001, so that explains
>> why it does not mention all this.
> i will update that one as soon as i'm sure that the new tex's are around 
> (the same is done with support for new pdf features: i don't want to 
> risk old-tex new-context problems); the changes in font locations are in 
> this respect a bit of a problem because a 'new manual' would not match 
> an 'old tex' and vise versa.

Why not tell people which version(s) of tex _YOU_ use with each context 
update?  Of course the manual should reflect this version.  It might be 
easiest to simply include a .log file from building formats.  This would 
provide both version information and details of your directory structure. 
People who prefer to take the easy route can "clone" your setup.  People 
who insist on using context with other versions of tex can figure out what 
changes are required, and hopefully post configuration advice for others.

It might also help to include a blanket disclaimer: "Warning, this ConTeXt 
update is unlikely to work with older versions of teTeX (e.g., 2.02) 
supplied by linux vendors", together with pointers to current versions
of TeX.

George N. White III  <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>

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