[tex-live] TeXlive for Debian/Sarge and upward - version 2005.08.24-1 online

Thomas Esser te at dbs.uni-hannover.de
Thu Aug 25 21:28:05 CEST 2005

> However, I'm a bit confused about why it was a problem in the first
> place.  In TeX Live, we adopted an approach that kept compatibility, by
> reading a file pdftex-dvi.tex when the non-pdf formats are built, which
> undefines \pdfoutput and the like, precisely because of problems like
> this.

texi2dvi reads etex.fmt, I think, so the question is how this format
was build and if pdftex-dvi.tex was read.

> Thomas, did you end up deciding to break compatibility in teTeX?  I

Sure, I did.

teTeX-3.0 shipps with \pdfoutput defined (and set to 0) in etex.fmt and
latex.fmt. I have got a few mails about it, but nobody really complained.


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