[NTG-pdftex] Changing the banner is hardly possible

Frank Küster frank at debian.org
Tue Apr 4 13:52:03 CEST 2006


I just tried to change the banner for our Debian-specific changes in
teTeX's pdftex 1.21a, but that doesn't work well.

--- tetex-bin-3.0.orig/texk/web2c/pdfetexdir/pdfetexextra.in    2005-07-20 12:28:21.000000000 +0200
+++ tetex-bin-3.0/texk/web2c/pdfetexdir/pdfetexextra.in 2006-03-24 10:17:29.000000000 +0100
@@ -26,7 +26,7 @@
    (generated from ../lib/texmfmp.c).
-#define BANNER "This is pdfeTeX, Version 3.141592-PDFTEX-VERSION-ETEX-VERSION"
+#define BANNER "This is pdfeTeX using libpoppler, Version 3.141592-PDFTEX-VERSION-ETEX-VERSION"
 #define COPYRIGHT_HOLDER "Peter Breitenlohner (eTeX)/Han The Thanh (pdfTeX)"
 #define AUTHOR NULL

leads to the funny output

# pdftex --version
pdfeTeX using libpoppler 3.141592-1.21a-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.4)
kpathsea version 3.5.4
Copyright (C) 1997-2004 Peter Breitenlohner (eTeX)/Han The Thanh (pdfTeX).
Kpathsea is copyright (C) 1997-2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
There is NO warranty.  Redistribution of this software is
covered by the terms of both the pdfeTeX using libpoppler copyright and
the GNU General Public License.
For more information about these matters, see the files
named COPYING and the pdfeTeX using libpoppler source.
Primary author of pdfeTeX using libpoppler: Peter Breitenlohner (eTeX)/Han The Thanh (pdfTeX).
Kpathsea written by Karl Berry and others.

Appending something after the version number doesn't seem to work,
either.  If this is still the same in the 1.40 betas, I'll report a bug...

Regards, Frank

Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX)

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