Updating pdfeTeX to a newer version

Paul Smith phhs80 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 27 22:55:40 UTC 2007

On Nov 25, 2007 3:25 PM, Antonio Olivares <olivares14031 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> >>> How can one update pdfeTeX to a newer version? The package microtype
> >>> gives errors because the current F7 version of  pdfeTeX is too old.
> >>
> >> Install TeX Live 2007.  TL is designed to be installed in a single
> >> directory tree, so it can coexist with your existing tetex -- just
> >> change the PATH to include the TL bin directory when you want to use
> >> TL.
> >>
> >> You can't just install the current pdftex (pdfetex is now deprecated
>  --
> >> the "e" functionality is in pdftex) without updating the texmf trees.
> >> There have been changes in the way pdftex configuration is handled.
> >> Current distributions use pdftex to produce both .dvi and .pdf, so
>  macros
> >> that assume tex--dvi and pdftex->pdf had to be updated.
> >>
> >> btw -- I find microtype has become essential.  Without it, too many
> >> paragraphs have hyphens at the end of many lines.  Microtype
> >> invariable reduces the number of hyphens, and in a long document
> >> can save several pages.  I don't see any adverse effects on
>  readability
> >> and fewer hyphens is a big plus for readability.
> >>
> >
> >texlive is now being packaged for fedora.  I believe you can find the
> >not-yet released version and try it.
> >
> >--
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/FeatureTexLive
> TeXLive 2007 would have been in Fedora had it not been for some licensing issues.  I do not know which ones, Rahul knows which ones sorry to put you on the spot.  TeTeX which is on Fedora 8 has seen some updates despite "it not being updtated" by JindrichNovy
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/JindrichNovy

Thanks to all. Unfortunately, the TexLive packages in the above
repository does not contain any F7 rpms; it has got only F8 ones.


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