[tex-live] pdftex engine compatibility for formats
staw at gust.org.pl
Sun Jun 20 03:11:36 CEST 2004
On Sat, 19 Jun 2004, Karl Berry wrote:
> Regarding the \ifx\pdfoutput\undefined issue.
> To implement what we've discussed at length, I've created a file
> texmf-dist/tex/latex/config/pdftex-dvi.ini which disables the relevant
> primitives (still leaving them accessible as \normalFOO).
> I changed latex.ini to input this file only if pdftex is in fact being
> used, as Thomas outlined. Change #5137.
Seems perfectly done. Many thanks, Karl.
I'd only suggest another localisation:
texmf/tex/generic/config/pdftex-dvi.tex (please observe: not .ini)
along with pdftexconfig.tex (it will serve not only for latex).
Moreover it should belong to the core distribution.
One more small correction in latex.ini (and other files):
< % We're building the latex format with the pdftex engine (started 2004).
> % We're building the latex format with the pdfetex engine (started 2004).
The same comment should be used in pdftex-dvi.tex
(at first latex switched to etex engine, then to pdfetex, not pdftex).
> What I'm wondering now is what other formats need the same treatment.
> Below is a list of all the (non-pdf) */config/.ini files. I guess I'm
> responsible myself for Eplain and Texinfo; I don't think the pdftex-dvi
> compatibility is needed for either.
> Can whoever is responsible for any of the others chime in? mex and
> amstex seem particularly likely to me, but it's not my place ...
Will do that for mex and platex
They use different engine
StaW at gust.org.pl
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