[XeTeX] Experiences with XeTeX on Debian Sarge and Ubuntu Edgy Eft

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Wed Oct 25 13:42:45 CEST 2006

Am 25.10.2006 um 12:12 schrieb Bruno Voisin:

> theo8mc233:~/Desktop/xetex bvoisin$ ls -l
> total 416
> -rw-r--r--   1 bvoisin  bvoisin  206289 Aug 13 18:42 XeTeX- 
> reference.pdf
> -rw-r--r--   1 bvoisin  bvoisin      24 Aug 13 18:42 xetexref.pdf
> Looking at xetexref.pdf, its only content is the text:
> link XeTeX-reference.pdf

This looks strange ... The name "XeTeX-reference.pdf" has 19 bytes  
(proof: echo -n "XeTeX-reference.pdf" | wc -c), and it shouldn't be a  
file, but:

-rw-r--r--   1 pete  pete  206289 25 Sep 11:54 XeTeX-reference.pdf
lrwxr-xr-x   1 pete  pete      19 25 Sep 11:54 xetexref.pdf -> XeTeX- 

which is quite the same situation as in /usr/local/teTeX/share/ 

-rw-r--r--   1 pete  admin  206289 13 Aug 18:42 XeTeX-reference.pdf
lrwxrwxrwx   1 pete  admin      19 25 Okt 00:51 xetexref.pdf -> XeTeX- 

(I wonder why they're not owned by "admin," my software installer  

Last night I missed a train due to rain so I updated XeTeX via svn  
(and also my i-Packages). So my guess is that the tape archives (tar  
files) with the XeTeX sources are not correct. Which would explain  
why xpdf and Adobe Reader fail on this Mac OS X file alias? What do  
you have in /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.local/doc/xetex or where  
ever the XeTeX documentation is stored (XeTeX-notes, fontspec,  
fontspec-example, XeTeX-samples directory)?



The light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off due to budget  

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