[pdftex] multiple embedded pdf figures

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Fri Nov 25 22:34:46 CET 2005

Robin Fairbairns wrote:

>hans writes:
>>best update to pdftex > 1.30 and gs > 8.50 and see what happens then
>gs > 7.07 (the latest gpl version) isn't afaik readily available to a
>linux user who doesn't have the skills to rebuild from an afpl source.
building g sis normally not a problem (one needs a few extra libs which 
are reported by the configure script); the biggest hassle is to make 
sure that teh new gs ends up on the right place (i.e. is seen instead of 
the old one); one problem is that gs cannot locate the fonts (one time i 
had to copy the fonts from my windows machine to the linux server to get 
it working); afaik gs8.50+ compiles ok (done it a few times last month)

>simlarly pdftex > 1.21a, until texlive hits our doorsteps.
binaries can be fetched from the tug server (using rsync); since the 
pool files are in another tree, one has to make sure that they match 
(here i always keep corresponding binaries and pool files together which 
lessens the pain)

>the ghostscript situation, in particular, depresses me.  (though
>admittedly the latest gs 8.53 is _only_ available as source, since the
>windows build has been put on the site with no public access, 8.51 is
>available to windows people at really rather little cost of effort.)

i have 8.52 (didn't yet look for 8.53)

AFPL Ghostscript 8.52 (2005-10-07)
Copyright (C) 2005 artofcode LLC, Benicia, CA.  All rights reserved.
This software comes with NO WARRANTY: see the file PUBLIC for details.

the problem with gs is that one has to locate the beta tree (it always 
takes me some googling -)

btw, 8.53 is needed for more tricky pdf (with type three resources); a 
few weeks ago resource problems showed up and Hartmut made sure that big 
was reported and fixed.


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