[tex-live] preliminary test image for TeX Live 2005

George White aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca
Fri Sep 9 18:31:10 CEST 2005

Quoting Taco Hoekwater <taco at elvenkind.com>:

> The pdfopen/pdfclose commands need a version of the Reader that is
> under direct control of the X11 window manager. Only if that is
> true does it makes sense to build the executables  (and even then
> i do not dare promise that it will work).

Does OS X need pdfopen/pdfclose at all?  On Win32 they are important 
because you can't write over an open PDF, so if you start pdftex without
remembering that you have the PDF open, you get an error (asking for a
filename). On unix/linux all they can do is save manually reloading the

What happens if the pdf file is being written to a shared disk exported from a
Win32 OS?  

George N. White III
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia

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