[tex-live] Building on Mac OS X

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Thu Dec 28 16:11:13 CET 2006

On Dec 28, 2006, at 15:51 , Jonathan Kew wrote:

> On 28 Dec 2006, at 1:40 pm, Gerben Wierda wrote:
>> Both on Powerpc and on i386, SVN revision 2987 does not completely  
>> install on a "make install"
>> Missing in texmf are:
>> context.cnf
>> mktex.cnf
>> pdfetex.pool
>> pdfetex-pl.pool
>> tex-pl.pool
>> texmf.cnf-4WIN (this I can understand)
>> updmap.cfg
>> Is this on purpose? Or are they just forgotten?
> There is no pdfetex any more, only pdftex; therefore no  
> pdfetex.pool either.

OK. But a "make install" installs a fmtutil.cnf in texmf that  
contains lines like:

xmltex		pdfetex	language.dat	&latex xmltex.ini
pdfxmltex	pdfetex	language.dat	&pdflatex pdfxmltex.ini
jadetex		pdfetex	language.dat	&latex jadetex.ini
pdfjadetex	pdfetex	language.dat	&pdflatex pdfjadetex.ini

So, there, pdfetex is still mentioned. No harm done, I guess, because  
pfdetex is a symlink to pdftex.

Any reason except taste that pdftex instead of pdfetex became the  
basis and pdfetex the symlink instead of the other way around as it  
used to be?


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