[tex-live] Bad .cfg files in TeX source tree?

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Fri Jan 19 17:02:17 CET 2007

Frank Küster <frank at kuesterei.ch> writes:

> David Kastrup <dak at gnu.org> wrote:
>> "Zdenek Wagner" <zdenek.wagner at gmail.com> writes:
>>> 2007/1/19, David Kastrup <dak at gnu.org>:
>>>> Jonathan Kew <jonathan_kew at sil.org> writes:
>>>> ...
>>>> I think this is too complicated.  Packages should just check whether
>>>> \pdfpagewidth is defined and set it if it is.
>>>> Whether the actual engine is PDFTeX, XeTeX, Aleph or whatever else is
>>>> rather irrelevant.
>>> If \pdfoutput=0, \pdfpagewidth is available but has no effect.
>> Setting it would nevertheless not do any harm.
> Hm, shouldn't it usually write papersize \specials in the dvi file,
> then, suitable for dvips or dvipdfm, respectively?

That should depend on the outcome of \ifpdf, I'd say.  But whether to
set \pdfpagewidth or not can be decided on its availability alone,
independent of what \ifpdf says.

David Kastrup

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