[tex-live] possible problem with thumbpdf

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Mon Jul 5 22:39:36 CEST 2010

On 5 July 2010 Reinhard Kotucha wrote:

 > Try this one:
 >   http://tug.org/~kotucha/test-thumbpdf.tar.gz

For those who want to try it on Windows I just put a statically linked 
version of GNU make 3.81 for win32 on my web server:


You only need this file but according to the GPL I have to provide the
sources too.


If you really need the sources, better get them from


The .zip file contains two files, make.exe and make.pdf.  The easiest
way to install them is to put make.exe into texlive/20xx/bin/win32 and
make.pdf somewhere under TEXMFHOME or TEXMFLOCAL where texdoc can find

Sure, the minimal example I provided is so simple that it's sufficient
to type the commands once on the CLI and use the cursor keys in order
to avoid re-typing commands again.

But I fear that nobody would try Manuel's example (lshort) without
make.  Furthermore, make is quite useful in the TeX world, it's
unavoidable if you have to manage large projects.


PS: The phrase "statically linked" means that you don't have to
    install anything else.  Neither MinGW nor Cygwin is required.

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