[NTG-pdftex] Tiny bug: writet1.c pdftex_fail() for dvips

The Thanh Han hanthethanh at myrealbox.com
Sat Nov 6 17:01:34 CET 2004

Thanks Harmut. It surprised me that this bug has gone unnoticed quite


On Fri, Nov 05, 2004 at 11:12:00PM +0100, Hartmut Henkel wrote:
> Dan Luecking wondered in comp.text.tex at Fri Nov 05 20:29:52 CET 2004:
> > [By the way, does anyone know why dvips (5.94a, fptex) writes this
> >  error message:
> >   ==> Fatal error occurred, the output PDF file is not finished!
> >  when making a .ps file (definitely NOT a .pdf file!). I encountered
> >  it while running tests of dvips behavior on invalid .pfb files.]
> File writet1.c is shared by pdftex and dvips. The pdftex_fail() function
> there is only used by dvips; for pdftex it's provided by utils.c within
> pdftexdir.
> The wrong dvips message comes from pdftex_fail() in writet1.c. So one
> should change "PDF" into "PS" there.
> When i do this change, a call of dvips using a buggy .pfb file gives:
>  ==> Fatal error occurred, the output PS file is not finished!
> pdftex gives instead:
>  ==> Fatal error occurred, the output PDF file is not finished!
> Regards, Hartmut
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