Latest version of teTeX

Kris Kennaway kris at
Fri May 14 14:51:19 PDT 2004

On Fri, May 14, 2004 at 11:42:06PM +0200, Kay Lehmann wrote:

> just want to tell that I am not a real fan of the last changes to teTeX, 
> too. First of all I was somehow confused that after updating tetex I did 
> not have any dvips or xdvi packages, since Ithought dvipsk and xdvik are 
> the japanese versions of these progs and the default options wouldn't 
> affect me as non japanese user. Then I decided to install the sepeate 
> ports and ran into some selfmade problems. Next step for me was to 
> deinstall all three ports and reinstall tetex with WITH_DVIPSK and 
> WITH_XDVIK enabled. Next I recognized some odd paperprobs and found 
> dvips was using letter as default paper. So I tried to use texconfig 
> which doesn't work at all. After looking at the previous posts in this 
> thread I took a look at (which semm to be created in my case) 
> and saw that everything was commented out. After editing this file by 
> hand everything works as it should again now.
> Okay this was my story. So in opinion it would be much better to install 
> xdvi and dvips by default since they are definitly part of tetex and 
> should stay a part of tetex. And maybe the problems 
> will be gone again. I think it would be much better not using these 
> options if everything works as expected after installation of tetex and 
> note users of the seperate ports that they need to deinstall these if 
> they want to use tetex. That's just my opinion, but I thought it may 
> help finding a solution.

We can probably have it both ways by giving tetex a dependency on the
common xdvik file, pointing to a tetex-xdvik port by default.  This
will allow someone to safely build the alternative japanese version if
they want it, and the default remains as it was before the recent

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