[pdftex] Re: multiple embedded pdf figures

George White gnwiii at gmail.com
Sat Nov 26 21:21:49 CET 2005

On 11/25/05, ivo welch <ivowel at gmail.com> wrote:

> hi martin:  it isn't easy, or at least not obvious.  I did download 1.30.4,
> created a symbolic link from tetex's /usr/share to /usr/local/teTeX/share
> so
> that the configure would no longer complain, did a ./configure in src, and
> then a make.  alas, it dies with
>   make[2]: Entering directory `/tmp/pdftex-1.30.4/src/texk/web2c'
>   make[2]: *** No rule to make target `bibtex.web', needed by `bibtex.p'.
> Stop.
> there is no such file bibtex.web in my existing tetex tree.  it's probably
> not a bug, just my ignorance.

If you rely on pdftex it is worth learning how to build and install an
update as they have been coming more frequently than new versions of

The pdftex-1.30.4 sources I've been using came with a script called Build that
runs configure and make in a separate tree so you can build for
multiple architectures.
The script builds pdftex and pdfetex.   I usually edit the Build
script to set the location
of the texmf tree and the name of the build directory.   I was using
early pdftex-1.30
versions with teTeX-3 but I switched to TeX Live around the time
1.30.4 came along,
and I haven't had time to check the docs that use R graphics (due to
time wasted
over a commercial Win32 program that puts "(() show" in PostScript files!).

> hans h suggested that I could try pdftops (from xpdf) and then a distill
> (ps2pdf).  this almost works.  it drastically reduces the number of fonts
> in
> my documents, and eliminates many duplicates, although the pdf file size
> increases.  My only remaining duplicate fonts is now "DFWMOC+Symbol".
> regards,
> /ivo
> On 11/25/05, Martin Schröder <martin at oneiros.de> wrote:
> >
> > On 2005-11-25 15:58:16 -0500, ivo welch wrote:
> > > so, my natural next try should be to try to upgrade pdftex.  this one
> is
> > > scarier.  tetex upgrades are easy, because they are handled through
> > gentoo.
> > > but tetex 3.0 seems to be the latest version, and it is based on 1.21.
> >
> > Get the latest sources (1.30.4) from pdftex.org and follow the
> > instructions; it should be easy.
> >
> > Best
> >     Martin

George N. White III
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia

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