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Re: pkg/32176 (teTeX package is set to A4 and is hard to change)

The following reply was made to PR pkg/32176; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: "Perry E. Metzger" <>
To: Min Sik Kim <>
Subject: Re: pkg/32176 (teTeX package is set to A4 and is hard to change)
Date: Sat, 01 Aug 2009 22:33:09 -0400

 Min Sik Kim <> writes:
 >> It has been four years since I filed this PR. At the time, it clearly
 >> did not. I do not know if it does now. In any case, I'd like to make
 >> sure that the mk.conf infrastructure makes it possible to set the
 >> default before compiling.
 > At least print/dvipsk and print/xdvik honor PAPERSIZE.  Both packages
 > used to be a part of teTeX, but now separate packages.
 > Is there any other component of teTeX that needs to set the default
 > paper size?  If not, I would consider this PR fixed.
 When I last checked, when teTeX was built, it ignored PAPERSIZE for
 most defaults.
 Unfortunately, given that most of the package maintainers seem to not
 use US sized paper, I think they don't notice the issues.
 Might I suggest that before closing this, someone should do a build with
 PAPERSIZE set appropriately and actually confirm that latex generates
 8.5"x11" documents? It can't be that hard to do this.
 Perry E. Metzger     

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