[tex-k] Web2C 7.3.4: tex -fmt

Olaf Weber olaf@infovore.xs4all.nl
28 Nov 2001 23:26:53 +0100

Reinhard Kotucha writes:
> Hi Olaf,

>> You've either got two different latex formats, where the two
>> cases differ in which one they find, or tex and latex end up at
>> different binaries (or a combination of both).

>> Use the --kpathsea-debug=-1 flag to find out where the format
>> files are found.

> Yes, I just see that latex is elatex.  Seems to be quite dangerous.
> Normally one can avoid the %&format line but makempx needs it since it
> always calls tex.  It's probably not a good idea to fool tex about its
> name.

Not entire certain whether it is in 7.3.4, but mpost has gotten a flag
that allows you specify the TeX program to use on the command line.

Olaf Weber

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