[tex-k] Re: web2c-7.5.4, tetex-2.99.10-beta -- patches and problem
te at dbs.uni-hannover.de
Sun Jan 30 18:34:47 CET 2005
> They both refer to "web2c's (new) kpsexpand binary"?
Well, that's a really old comment! :-) In web2c's NEWS, I find:
2.6 (9 January 1995)
kpsewhich replaces and generalizes kpsexpand
2.3 (26 October 1994)
* New standalone program, kpsexpand, optionally compiled and installed,
to do variable expansion (not path searching).
So this kpsexpand did exist some time in the past... :-)
I just have "fixed" kpsetool (see my previous mail for more comments).
The script now starts as follows:
# kpsetool. Script to make teTeX-style kpsetool, kpsexpand and kpsepath
# available. Web2C's kpsewhich offers a superset of the functionality.
# For compatibilty with old versions of teTeX, this script provides the
# old command line interface of kpsetool, kpsexpand and kpsepath. All the
# real work is done inside Web2C's kpsewhich.
# Thomas Esser <te at dbs.uni-hannover.de>, Mar 1997, public domain.
Usage: kpsexpand [options] string
Usage: kpsetool -w [options] pathtype filename
Usage: kpsepath [options] pathtype
Valid options are the following:
-n progname : pretend to be progname to kpathsea
-m mode : set Metafont mode
-w : locate files (similar to kpsewhich)
-p : act like kpsepath
-v : act like kpsexpand
So, it should now be clear that Web2C's kpsewhich is the new + real
thing and that these script(s) just provide an old command line interface.
Thanks for all your careful checking / testing and feedback!
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