[XeTeX] Buggy behaviour of install-xetex script

Ralf Stubner ralf.stubner at physik.uni-erlangen.de
Tue Jun 13 18:28:22 CEST 2006

Hans Hagen <pragma at wxs.nl> writes:
> Ralf Stubner wrote:
>> There is absolutly no reason for 'tex' being a symlink to pdfetex. And
>> neither teTeX not TeX Live implemet such a behaviour. This is a solitary
>> decision by the Fedora people. Actually, a very bad move ...
>> IIRC, the banner is part of the trip test, and calling pdfeTeX does not
>> produce the right 'This is TeX, Version 3.1415...' banner. 
> hm, i think that last year it was decided that only pdfetex would be
> shipped and that the rest would be links; actually, the current pdftex
> is called as such (even the e in the name is gone); pdftex in non-etex
> and in dvi mode is 100% tex compatible.

If I interpret Karl's message here
<URL:http://tug.org/pipermail/tex-live/2006-June/010562.html> correctly,
then TeX Live uses the same setup as teTeX 3.0. Everything uses pdfetex,
but there is one exception, which is when one calls 'tex'. David's reply
to this message seems to have conviced Karl to keep it like this.


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