[pdftex] PDFTEX Help

Thanh Han The thanh at river-valley.org
Fri Apr 9 22:07:03 CEST 2010

On Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 2:59 PM, marco migliavada
<marcomiglia at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Ciao,
> I need some help from expert about pdftex installation.
> I'm trying to use pdf crop perl script that need pdftex installation.
> the script fail in this way
> * Running pdfTeX ...
> * pdfTeX call: pdftex -no-shell-escape -interaction=nonstopmode
> tmp-pdfcrop-11134
> Can't exec "pdftex": No such file or directory at ./pdfcrop.pl line 802.
> * Cleanup
> * Temporary files: tmp-pdfcrop-11134.tex tmp-pdfcrop-11134.log
> !!! Error: pdfTeX run failed!
> It seems that pdftex is not installed and effectively I cannot fin this file
> in my Solaris environmnet.
> To install I foollow instructions
> Try the script build-pdftex.sh in this directory:
> ,--------
> | ./build-pdftex.sh
> `--------
> If it succeeds, you should end up with the files pdftex and pdftex.pool in
> build-pdftex/texk/web2c
> but I cannot find pdftex and pdftex.pool anywhere.
> The log and the screen don't sow errors.
> Can someone help me?

please try to install texlive www.tug.org/texlive/ which will
be the easiest option I think. Building pdftex from sources
and get it working is not easy if you haven't used tex/pdftex


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