[tex-live] %&latex and metapost using TL 2003
daleif at imf.au.dk
Fri May 28 16:06:23 CEST 2004
I know it's a bit late but I haven't had time to install TL 2003 untill
The problem is basically stated in the subject.
Using %&latex as a way of getting metapost to use LaTeX to typeset the
labes instead of using TeX.
This has been working at least with TL 7.
A simple example
label.rt(btex \LaTeX etex, origin);
I get the error:
This is MetaPost, Version 0.641 (Web2C 7.5.2)
(hest2.mp/opt/packages/TL/2003/bin/i386-linux/makempx: Command failed: tex
--parse-first-line mpxerr.tex; see mpxerr.log
! Unable to make mpx file.
\LaTeX etex, origin);
Transcript written on hest2.log.
I don't want to inform my users that from now on you will have to either
set the TEX variable to latex or use
(because then I'll get questions like: why doesn't the old syntax work
Is there no way of getting back to the old behavior, that is metapost
actually understanding the &latex line?
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