[texhax] [tex-live] How to do the following?
dak at gnu.org
Tue Oct 3 18:59:57 CEST 2006
Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk> writes:
> David Kastrup wrote:
>> Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk> writes:
>>> OK, I'll test, but your scenario reads oddly to me :
>>> why would you use the verb "LaTeX", which explicitly
>>> loads the LaTeX format, when you want to load another
>>> format ?
>> Because I want to use something like "mylatex.ltx" in order to shorten
>> the load time, while still getting the search paths and, necessarily,
>> executable used by LaTeX itself.
> Well what executable do you think it should load ? Is there
> an "IniLaTeX" in the TeX Live 2005 distribution ?
No, but there is
> Is there indeed a "LaTeX" executable at all ? Under XP, all of the
> following launch PdfeTeXK :
I should be surprised if "TeX" launches PdfeTeXK: that does not sound
compatible with Knuth's wishes at what may be called "TeX".
It doesn't here. Are you sure you are using TeXLive 2005?
> and all of the following launch PdfeTeXK (IniTeX) :
> TeX -ini
> eTeX -ini
> LaTeX -ini
> PdfLaTeX -ini
> Which is not to say I can't replicate your problem, but
> I am less than convinced that "LaTeX -ini &<format>" is
> a meaningful incantation ...
Different executable names will still lead to different search paths
and possible different configurations.
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum
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