[pdftex] struggling to get started with pdftex on solaris8
j.m.sandford at hotmail.co.uk
Tue Feb 13 14:58:22 CET 2007
I'm completely new to this, so sorry if questions are very basic.
I'm attempting to install pdflatex as a standalone package on solaris 8.
I've downloaded the source and it's compiled fine but I haven't managed to
successfully create a pdftex.fmt (or pdflatex.fmt or pdfetex.fmt).
Hunting around the various suggestions to do this include:
fmutil --refresh (which I can't find as part of pdflatex)
pdftex -ini pdflatex.ini (but we're missing the ini file, the related tex
file, and all the related config files usually in the texmf tree of the
Am I supposed to be able to create the pdftex.fmt file, just with the pdftex
download package, or must this always be used in conjunction with tetex?
Thanks in advance,
email: j.m.sandford at hotmail.co.uk
mob: 07790 565976
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