so i thought to create a pdf version that people could read from ctan.
the manual sources don't work with pdftex, since they're hard set-up to
use dvips. they don't work with latex because hyperref has changed
since they were created, and the source's reuse of a hyperref internal
macro longer works. (actually, even if i hack the source to make latex
at least start, the same error as seen with pdftex bites in the same
so i tried distilling the manual.ps.gz from ctan. that works (and is
tolerably readable both in gv and acrocr*p reader 9), but is built with
type 3 (read: metafont) fonts, so it's not really desirable.
in the circumstances, i've generated a version with type 1 fonts using
pkfix, and installed the pdf on ctan.