[tex-live] mptopdf format generation

Thomas Esser te at dbs.uni-hannover.de
Sun Aug 3 12:17:35 CEST 2003

> 5. pdftex.cfg can be found in texmf/pdftex/config/ and also
> in texmf-var/pdftex/config/

The problem is that texmf/pdftex is not in the standard TEXINPUTS
path. mptopdf.pl calls
  pdfetex -progname=context
and so should fmtutil do.

In the past, this bug was hidden by the fact that in -ini mode, pdf*tex
did not read pdftex.cfg. But, it is of course a problem to use different
progname settings for the normal run and the -ini run, since memory
settings could be different.

Change #3533 (for source.development) fixes this. Now, we have:

  $ fmtutil --byfmt mptopdf
  running `pdfetex -ini   -jobname=mptopdf -progname=context mptopdf.tex' ...
  fmtutil: /software/oss/Text/teTeX-2.0/share/texmf/web2c/mptopdf.efmt installed.


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