[tex-live] issue with "tlmgr paper" currently reporting undefined for pdftex

jfbu jfbu at free.fr
Sat Apr 9 19:27:14 CEST 2016

Le 9 avr. 2016 à 18:38, jfbu <jfbu at free.fr> a écrit :

> Hi,
> $ tlmgr paper
> Current context paper size (from /usr/local/texlive/2016/texmf-dist/tex/context/user/cont-sys.rme): a4
> Current dvipdfmx paper size (from /usr/local/texlive/2016/texmf-dist/dvipdfmx/dvipdfmx.cfg): a4
> Current dvips paper size (from /usr/local/texlive/2016/texmf-dist/dvips/config/config.ps): a4
> Current pdftex paper size (from /usr/local/texlive/2016/texmf-dist/tex/generic/tex-ini-files/pdftexconfig.tex): (undefined)
> Current psutils paper size (from /usr/local/texlive/2016/texmf-dist/psutils/paper.cfg): a4
> Current xdvi paper size (from /usr/local/texlive/2016/texmf-dist/xdvi/XDvi): a4
> The undefined for "pdftex paper size" has an impact on Adam Maxwell's TLU which on launch issues an error message currently.
> Jean-François


I don't read Perl, but it seems that the issue is simply that
the TLPaper.pm

which I find in /usr/local/texlive/2016/tlpkg/TeXLive

# $Id: TLPaper.pm 39129 2015-12-17 11:34:14Z preining $
# TeXLive::TLPaper.pm - query/modify paper sizes for our various programs

isn't in sync with the current situation regarding 


which is read by pdftexconfig.tex.

It seems TLpaper.pm wants to examine pdftexconfig.tex but
that was TL2015 set-up and now it will fetch from pdftexconfig.dat

Obviously I am just too impatient and the pretest is really a pretest ;-)



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