[pdftex] Re: multiple embedded pdf figures

ivo welch ivowel at gmail.com
Tue Nov 29 03:11:18 CET 2005

hi thomas:

as always, thank you very much.  after an
   export TEXMFCNF=`kpsewhich --show-path=.cnf`
indeed the fmtutil --all works.

Some more stuff one (i.e., I) managed to screw up.  First, I ran this as
root.  This resulted in my home directory's .texmf-* files no longer being
owned by myself.  This was easy to fix.  Then, I fell back to user, and did
not realize that my TEXMFCNF was not inherited.  After this was fixed,
everything is now going great.

Thank you very much.  Hopefully, my incompetence will help others googling
the subject of how to upgrade pdflatex to a late version.

can I make a tetex suggestion?  you immediately recognized my problem as the
symptom of a texmfcnf variable that needed to be set.  would it be possible
to put into the fmtutil --all script the intelligence of a warning that,
upon seeing these build errors, suggests that the user execute exactly what
you told me?



On 11/28/05, Thomas Esser <te at dbs.uni-hannover.de> wrote:
> > Then, the instructions tell me to run
> >   fmtutil --all
> > This is entirely unsucessful.  pdfetex.pool is not found, and therefore
> all
> > sorts of things go haywire.  I am guessing this is because the good
> gentoo
> > folks have moved some stuff around, and the default TEXMF search path
> does
> > not include /var/lib/texmf .
> Maybe, gentoo uses a custom compile-time setting for TEXMFCNF (which
> you don't have). As a work-around, I suggest that you try to
>   export TEXMFCNF=`kpsewhich --show-path=.cnf`
> If that helps, you could go one step further and try to rebuild pdfetex
> with the TEXMFCNF setting of gentoo. To do this, just edit the TEXMFCNF
> setting in src/texk/kpathsea/texmf.in to look the same as the setting in
>   `kpsewhich texmf.cnf`
> Then,
>   (cd texk/kpathsea; make)
>   (cd texk/web2c; make pdfetex)
> Thomas

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