Close: TeX Live 2019 severe issue: destroyed page formatting of the geometry package

Werner Simbuerger werner.simbuerger at
Wed May 15 00:20:53 CEST 2019

Hi Enrico,

we can close the case.

With large documents I can confirm, that my inconsistent page layout
("Package Fancyhdr Warning: \headheight is too small (12.0pt)")
was the root cause for the wrong page formatting in TL 2019.
In TL 2018 the inconsistent page layout did not cause a problem.
Maybe TL 2019 is less tolerant or behaves different in handling the page
layout inconsistency regarding the specific package interaction between
"fancyhdr" and "geometry".

However,  in my case, changing




did solve the issue.

Thank you for pointing me to inconsistent page layout.

Best regards,


On 14.05.2019 23:15, Enrico Gregorio wrote:
>> On 14 May 2019, at 21:06 , Werner Simbuerger <werner.simbuerger at> wrote:
>> Hello Tex Live 2019 team,
>> I figured out a severe TeX Live 2019 issue regarding the geometry ( package.
>> Please compile the attached example
>> <<main.tex>>
>> using TeX Live 2018 and TeX Live 2019 and compare the result.
>> The page formatting using TeX Live 2019 is completely destroyed on page 2 onward, which is not the case for TeX Live 2018.
>> I am not sure if the failure is on my side, how I use the geometry package.
>> But I use it now for >10 years in the same way and had no problems with different TeX Live releases.
>> Best regards,
>> Werner Simbuerger
> I see no difference between 2018 and 2019.
> You fail to notice the warning
> Package Fancyhdr Warning: \headheight is too small (12.0pt): 
> Make it at least 44.7913pt.
> We now make it that large for the rest of the document.
> This may cause the page layout to be inconsistent, however.
> Ciao
> Enrico

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