[pdftex] pdftex-1.40.1

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Mon Jan 8 20:40:33 CET 2007

On 1/8/07, Heiko Oberdiek <oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 08, 2007 at 11:32:52PM +0530, Purnendu Chakraborty wrote:
> > Just downloaded and trying to install pdftex-1.40.1. However,
> > build.shfailed to build pdftex binaries.
> I succeeded. You should tell a little more (error message, system, ...)

I succeeded on MacOSX. However when I moved


to replace binaries and ran (as a root) fmtutil --refresh I got 6
failures; repeating I reduced their number to 3

`pdfetex -ini -jobname=amstex -progname=amstex
-translate-file=cp227.tcx *amstex.ini' failed
`pdfetex -ini -jobname=eplain -progname=eplain
-translate-file=cp227.tcx *eplain.ini' failed
`pdfetex -ini  -jobname=xmltex -progname=xmltex &latex xmltex.ini' failed

My ancient amstex files still compile perfectly, but just as a matter
of health I would like to fix these
I also updated pdftex.def to the latest one and checked that oberdiek,
hyperref, movie15, xkeyval are the latest (according to CTAN). What
else one needs to update to get a full advantage of pdf-1.40.1? I
think some packages when updated (pdfpages? hyperref?) would provide a
definite advantage

Is there an easy demonstration of its edge over 1.30 (like one could
demonstrate an edge of 1.30 over 1.21 by including png with
transparent background)?

Thanks in advance

Victor Ivrii, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

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