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Old 05-17-2006, 08:55 AM   #1
kaz2100
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Unhappy How to get TeX version? and update?


Hi,

I ran into a kind of "what what what" question.

I want to install "pdftex 1.3" on my Penguin (Debian sarge). Pdftex says
Quote:
If you are using a TeX distribution older than 2005 (e.g. teTeX 2.x), please
first update your complete TeX installation.
Confusion starts here.
then tex -v says
Code:
> tex -v
TeX (Web2C 7.4.5) 3.14159
kpathsea version 3.4.5
Copyright (C) 1997-2003 D.E. Knuth.
Kpathsea is copyright (C) 1997-2003 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
There is NO warranty.  Redistribution of this software is
covered by the terms of both the TeX copyright and
the GNU General Public License.
For more information about these matters, see the files
named COPYING and the TeX source.
Primary author of TeX: D.E. Knuth.
Kpathsea written by Karl Berry and others.

>
and latex -v says
Code:
> latex -v
e-TeX (Web2C 7.4.5) 3.14159-2.1
kpathsea version 3.4.5
Copyright (C) 1997-2003 The NTS Team.
Kpathsea is copyright (C) 1997-2003 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
There is NO warranty.  Redistribution of this software is
covered by the terms of both the e-TeX copyright and
the GNU General Public License.
For more information about these matters, see the files
named COPYING and the e-TeX source.
Primary author of e-TeX: The NTS Team.
Kpathsea written by Karl Berry and others.

>

furthermore the page in Debian http://packages.debian.org/changelog...rge4/changelog
says 2.02-30 and dated 2005.

QUESTION IS:
What version of what am I using? Do I have to update? If so, update what?

Then, confusion rate goes up. http://www.latex-project.org/ftp.html says
Quote:
Linux
Your system's distribution or vendor most likely carries a TeX system including LaTeX. Check your usual software source for a TeX package (probably called something like tetex).
I also a little bit worry if "aptitude" database is screwed up with manual update.

I am totally lost, I cannot figure out what to figure out. I will appreciate any direction.
 
Old 05-18-2006, 02:41 AM   #2
ehawk
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http://wiki.contextgarden.net/Debian_installation

It looks like you just need to check your version for tetex.

If it is tetex 2.x, you can update to 3.x using backports, it would seem:

http://people.debian.org/~frank/teTeX-3.0/

I believe tetex-base includes pdftex functionality, so you could just update that

Hey! This looks even cooler! Lucky you use Debian! I think you can update everything at once with this (It specifically mentions that it includes pdftex 1.30, search the page for it):

http://tug.org/texlive/debian.html

Last edited by ehawk; 05-18-2006 at 03:18 AM.
 
  


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