[tex-live] papersizes: in the document or as system-wide setting? (was: A few glitches in tlnet/tldev)

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Mon Jun 16 03:17:41 CEST 2008

Frank Küster writes:
 > So we decided to change the default for pdfTeX, dvips and dvipdfm with
 > the Debian system papersize (as specified by libpaper). 

Could you send me a list of papersizes supported by Debian?  It's no
problem for me to support them.  Actually, when I wrote the code I
made all the paper sizes defined in the dvips config file available to
pdftex.  I decided to remove them because the main idea was to provide
a script which does the same as texconfig but works on Windows too,
but not to invent any new features.

I had been wondering why each program supports an arbitrary subset of
available paper sizes.  I thought that I could postpone this
discussion to TL-2009 development, but since Debian people obviously
have an answer, it would be quite helpful if you can send me a list of
paper sizes supported by Debian.  Though I'm quite reluctant to make
significant changes now, adding new paper sizes can be done without
touching existing stuff.


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