[tex-live] Incompatible geometry.sty changes

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Sun Aug 30 22:05:37 CEST 2009

> I used tlmgr for this. It tells me:
> 	Current context paper size (from /usr/local/texlive/2009/texmf- 
> config/tex/context/user/cont-sys.tex): a4
> 	Current dvipdfm paper size (from /usr/local/texlive/2009/texmf- 
> config/dvipdfm/config/config): a4
> 	Current dvipdfmx paper size (from /usr/local/texlive/2009/texmf- 
> config/dvipdfmx/dvipdfmx.cfg): a4
> 	Current dvips paper size (from /usr/local/texlive/2009/texmf-config/ 
> dvips/config/config.ps): a4
> 	Current pdftex paper size (from /usr/local/texlive/2009/texmf-config/ 
> tex/generic/config/pdftexconfig.tex): a4
> 	Current xdvi paper size (from /usr/local/texlive/2009/texmf-config/ 
> xdvi/XDvi): a4
> which for geometry does not seem to be true.

Right, or do you see
in the above list???

All the above is about physical paper size settings in driver programs if 
no default paper size is given.

LaTeX has letter as default. Period.

There are 100eds of similar bugs in Debian and I always retitle them to 
	Please package MS Word
or to
	Please make LaTeX change pagebreaks on system change

No thanks.

That is documented in many LaTeX intros.

What we CAN do is give a warning in our docs - but who reads them? - about 


Dr. Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at>   Vienna University of Technology
Debian Developer <preining at debian.org>                         Debian TeX 
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