[pdftex] Re: multiple embedded pdf figures

Martin Schröder martin at oneiros.de
Mon Nov 28 14:43:42 CET 2005

On 2005-11-27 22:04:24 -0500, ivo welch wrote:
> I have already learned from Thomas that after the 1.30.4 configure and make,
> I will get an error that bibtex.web is not there, but I can generate pdfetex
> without it, merely by
>   # cd /tmp/pdftex-1.30.4/src/texk/web2c
>   # make pdfetex

Or you could simply use the Build script, as INSTALL tells you.

> and pdfetex and pdfetex.pool do appear in web2c.  I can then rename the old
> binary pdfetex to pdfetex.old, move the new binary pdfetex to pdfetex.new,
> and finally symbolically link pdfetex to point to the new version.  I can do
> the same for pdfetex.pool.  (The instructions tell me to just replace.)

Leaving the binary in /tmp/pdftex-1.30.4/src/texk/web2c? This
won't work, as it will look for it's texmf.cnf in ../../

Yes, you have to REPLACE your old binary.

Why don't you just do what INSTALL says? Don't come running here
for help if you do things differently and they fail.


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