[tex-live] [patch] More consistent paper handling in texconfig
frank at kuesterei.ch
Mon Feb 15 22:15:43 CET 2010
Martin Schröder <martin at oneiros.de> wrote:
> 2010/2/14 Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de>:
>> On 13 February 2010 Frank Küster wrote:
>> > currently texconfig(-sys) handles the setting of the default papersize
>> > differently for each executable involved. The result is that "texconfig
>> > paper" only accepts a4 and letter, although most of the individual
>> > executables can handle many more.
>> Hi Frank,
>> this is desired because nobody needs more.
> ACK. Remember: "texconfig paper" sets the systemwide default.
Of course, for all "paper-producing" TeX applications. And "texconfig
dvips paper" sets the systemwide default for dvips. Why don't you
restrict that to letter and a4? And what about dvipdfmx?
> I think
> _very_ few people will use something else than a4 or letter for that.
I'm sure that in Debian quite a couple will do, and if only for testing
whether libpaper is properly supported. I'm not sure about real
But I also don't see a reason to allow all sizes that xdvi, dvips, and
dvipdfmx understand for those, but only letter and a4 for pdftex and for
Dr. Frank Küster
Debian Developer (TeXLive)
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