[pdftex] Very basic questions on pdfTeX installation
mark at astrid.upland.ca.us
Sat Jan 6 03:16:48 CET 2007
Some general comments:
* PDFTeX is TeX plus ... you (incidentally) get a standard
installation of TeX, plus the ability to generate PDF directly.
That makes it slightly /more/ complicated at some levels.
* On the other hand, you only need PDF software to display the
output, so instead of (at least) one dvi-2-screen converter and
(at least) one dvi-to-print converter, you only need your PDF reader
* Size will be driven by choices you make about "ancillary" files --
fonts and style files. My installation is about 412 MB in just
under 20,000 files -- but if you were trimming it for minimum
footprint it could be a lot smaller (at the loss of some options)
Michel Cotourier wrote:
> Greetings to all,
> I'm interested in setting up pdfTeX on a mobile device on Linux. Could
> someone give me a rough idea as to how much disk space is required? Also, is
> the installation smoother than for full TeX systems?
> Thanks a lot in advance.
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