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Re: flavours of LaTeX

On Wed, 2006-11-01 at 12:44 -0500, Kevin Mark wrote:
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> On Wed, Nov 01, 2006 at 05:15:48PM +0000, michael wrote:
> > 
> > All useful info but my main Q was how come one installation uses etex
> > and the other pdftex. And how best to 'standardize'? There may have been
> > a question during installation about pdflatex but I'm not sure if I
> > remember correctly. If so I guess I can remove --purge and re-install
> > but I was presuming there was another/better way?
> > 
> > Thanks, M
> Hi M, 
> I have been not really following the total discussion, but I have an
> observation: sometimes there are programs that can be called more than
> one way and that the way they are called affect how they works.
> E.g. grep is a program and egrep is a shell script that calls grep with
> specific options.
> Maybe $TEX_PROGRAM_1 and $TEX_PROGRAM_2 are just calling
> $ACTUAL_TEX_PROGRAM with different options?
> as for reconfiguring a package:
> dpkg-reconfigure -plow $PKGNAME
> will reconfigure a package with the most questions asked
> dpkg-reconfigure -phigh $PKGNAME
> will reconfigure a package with the least questions asked

ah, that's useful! care to remind me how to determine which package
something came in? eg for the command 'latex'? or is it not that
simple? ;)

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