Re: pdftex on Debian...
Redefined Horizons wrote:
I searched the Debian package repository for a "pdftex" package but
couldn't find one. I need to convert a tex file to pdf. Does Debian
have a package with a utility that will allow me to do this?
Yes, you can get PDF from a tex file.
You can use pdflatex on a tex file to get a PDF right away with all the
hyperlinks and stuff:
$> pdflatex foo.tex
Or you can use latex on a tex file to get dvi and from dvi you get ps
(using dvips) and from ps you get (using ps2pdf):
$> latex foo
$> dvips -Ppdf -G0 -t letter foo.dvi -o foo.ps
$> ps2pdf foo.ps
Or you can just use pdftex on foo.tex.
I think tetex-bin package gives you these commands. You can also try
texlive packages (texlive-base and others).