The LaTeX wikibooks says this:

This PDF was generated by the LaTeX typesetting software. The LaTeX source code is included as an attachment (source.7z.txt) in this PDF file. To extract the source from the PDF file, we recommend the use of http://www.pdflabs.com/tools/pdftk-the-pdf-toolkit/ utility or clicking the paper clip attachment symbol on the lower left of your PDF Viewer, selecting Save Attachment. After extracting it from the PDF file you have to rename it to source.7z. To uncompress the resulting archive we recommend the use of http://www.7-zip.org/. The LaTeX source itself was generated by a program written by Dirk Hünniger, which is freely available under an open source license from http://de.wikibooks.org/wiki/Benutzer:Dirk_Huenniger/wb2pdf. This distribution also contains a configured version of the pdflatex compiler with all necessary packages and fonts needed to compile the LaTeX source included in this PDF file.

But when I compile the source code I get an error in the terminal that says that pdflatex isn't installed. Then what is the configured version of pdflatex?

  • You are referring to a book, can you link the specific entry? Right now, i don't even understand what you mean. – Johannes_B Feb 11 '15 at 14:34
  • upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2d/LaTeX.pdf It says that in the first page. – Arturo Feb 11 '15 at 14:45
  • Can you be a bit more specific? Copy the part you mention directly in the question. And please substitute all you it to what they actually are. It seems to be something different every time and you are the only one (right now) how knows what to put there. – Johannes_B Feb 11 '15 at 14:52
  • I bet the program by Dirk Hünniger is not called pdflatex as that would lead to crashes (not unique). What is it you are actually calling and how/where? Right now i can't install this mediawikitolatex stuff, so i can't really check. And of course, i do have TeX installed ;-) – Johannes_B Feb 11 '15 at 15:33
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    I have tex, but I just thought that it said that the book could be compiled with only the files provided by the book and I uninstalled it to try. Then maybe it means that it can run with a minimal installation. – Arturo Feb 11 '15 at 19:02

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