[pdftex] [pdftex-1.11b] no pdfinitex file is build

Karl-Heinz Zimmer khz at kde.org
Wed Jun 9 00:58:20 CEST 2004

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Am Dienstag, 8. Juni 2004 23:00 schrieb Reinhard Kotucha:
> If you succeed, it's best to compile pdfetex as well and install it
> (and pdfetex.pool) in the same manner.
> Then run
> texconfig init
> which (re)generates all format files as defined in fmtutil.cnf .

Hi Reinhard,

I followed all this advise but could not get it to run.  In the end
used "prm" and I removed the complete tetex installation from my
SuSE Linux.

Then I took the TEX COLLECTION CD and installed a default system.

Now I compiled pdftex again aid copied pdftex, pdfetex, and both
.pool files over to their destination - simply overwriting the
files that came with on the CD.

So now I have 11b instead of 11a.

When now running "texconfig init" I get an impressive number of
output lines, no errors until at the very end:

install_link failed for /usr/TeX/bin/i386-linux/mf. File already exists.

I guess, I can ignore this error, right?  I have this file:

- -rwxr-xr-x   1 (...) 233932 2003-09-22 00:52 /usr/TeX/bin/i386-linux/mf

Besides from this, I suppose my setup is still incomplete, because
I could not test this file:
- ------------------------------------------------------
\pdffontexpand\f 20 20 5 autoexpand

Lore ipsum ...
- ------------------------------------------------------

Running pdftex on it I get this:
- ------------------------------------------------------
This is pdfTeXk, Version 3.141592-1.11b (Web2C 7.5.2)
 %&-line parsing enabled.
Babel <v3.7j> and hyphenation patterns for english, dumylang,
nohyphenation, basque, czech, slovak, german, ngerman, spanish,
catalan, french, ukenglish, italian, dutch, polish, portuguese, loaded.
! Missing number, treated as zero.
<to be read again>
l.2 \pdffontexpand\f 20 20 5 a
- ------------------------------------------------------

That's the sample from Thanh's mail:

Might it be that it can not run with version 11b but I should
rather get this?  http://vntex.sourceforge.net/private/thanh/pdftex/

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