[tex-k] pdftex/pdfetex libs and banner

Hartmut Henkel hartmut_henkel at gmx.de
Tue Sep 14 17:48:59 CEST 2004

On Tue, 14 Sep 2004, Staszek Wawrykiewicz wrote:

> Both pdftex and pdfetex compiled from the current sources (TeX Live depot)
> say:
> This is pdfeTeXk, Version 3.141592-1.20a-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.3)
> In fact, pdftex is linked to pdfetex, so the banner and --version are OK.

Yes, but that's only the text on the command line. Inside the PDF file
there is, for pdfeTeX (!), invariably:

/Producer (pdfTeX-1.20a)
/PTEX.Fullbanner (This is pdfTeX, Version 3.141592-1.2...

...which is annoying, as e. g. one can't really trace the engine that
created a PDF file. And you can't tell about acceptance of the e-engine.

Maybe i'm in the wrong list, just thought that because pdftex.mk tells
infovore at xs4all.nl that it might be something for Olaf.

Best Regards


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