[tex-live] possible problem with thumbpdf

Heiko Oberdiek heiko.oberdiek at googlemail.com
Wed Jul 7 15:55:44 CEST 2010

On Mon, Jul 05, 2010 at 08:51:27PM +0200, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:

> On 5 July 2010 Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard wrote:
>  > Hi all,
>  >
>  > I just noticed lshort fails to compile with TL'2010 (running live
>  > from svn).  The error seems to happen during thumbpdf's run (which
>  > is surprising, because according to its banner it has not been
>  > update since TL09).
> My first thought was that it has something to do with ghostscript, but
> it also fails with much older versions (8.15, for example).
> I also created a format file with \pdfminorversion=4 because this was
> changed recently, but it still fails.

Because thumbpdf uses the plain format
(with default setting \pdfminorversion=5, \pdfobjcompresslevel=2).

Update of thumbpdf 3.11 is on its way, its sets
\pdfobjcompresslevel=0 and \pdfminorversion=4 for its intermediate
pdf file.

Thanks for the bug report.

Yours sincerely
  Heiko Oberdiek

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