[tex-k] format building question

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Sun Apr 18 00:00:20 CEST 2004

>>>>> "Hartmut" == Hartmut Henkel <hartmut_henkel at gmx.de> writes:

    > Hi, just trying to update the "creating formats" section of the
    > pdftex manual. Please elucidate me: What is this asterisk about?
    > When typing

    > pdfetex -ini -efmt=pdfetex pdfetex.ini

    > there comes

    > ! e-TeX fatal error: this file can be processed only in extended
    > mode; did you perhaps forget the asterisk?

    > Forget where? (*pdfetex.ini) Isn't pdfetex already "extended"
    > per se?  And why such a special asterisk at all?

Hi Hartmut,
you can decide whether e-TeX should behave like Knuth's TeX or not.
There is a description in section 2.2 of the e-TeX manual (texdoc etex).


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