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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" <perry%piermont.com@localhost>
To: Min Sik Kim <minskim%bawi.org@localhost>
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 <minskim%bawi.org@localhost> 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
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 perry%piermont.com@localhost
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