Bug#95995: 3rd party information
From: Kaz Sasayama <Kaz.Sasayama@HyperLinuxJP.com>
Subject: Bug#95995: 3rd party information
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2001 11:40:02 +0900
> I use normally tetex-bin installed and tetex-extra removed (after once
> installed) for pdftex. This happens to be possible because of
> tetex-extra removes no *.fmt files. :) So I think pdftex/pdflatex
> depends on tetex-extra no more than normal tex/latex does. Although I
> do not use pdflatex, I believe pdftex accepts normal TeX input files and
> just produces output in PDF instead of DVI as normal tex does. (As you
> see, if an input file requires tetex-extra even normal tex can depend on
Hmm, sorry but I might be too hasty.
I would like to show some information I got.
civic:~$ dpkg -L tetex-extra | grep \\.ini
The above tells us that ini files of pdftex, pdflatex, pdfetex,
pdfelatex, pdfmex, pdfemex might be moved to tetex-base
then tetex-bin could generate these fmt files with fmtutil
and a user could run pdf*tex without tetex-extra.
I am not sure but if the reason that pdf*tex were in tetex-extra
is that they were not standard enough then they might be standard
If the reason is that they are not stable enough or so
then I cannot tell it is good or not to move pdf*tex to
Because I do not know about pdf*tex, so I would like to
know any idea of other members.
Best regards, 2001.9.28
Debian Developer & Debian JP Developer - much more I18N of Debian
Atsuhito Kohda <email@example.com>
Department of Math., Tokushima Univ.