[tex-live] Very curious problem?

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Thu Jul 23 01:00:59 CEST 2009

2009/7/23 Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org>:
>    /usr/local/texlive/2008/texmf-dist/tex/latex/geometry/geometry.sty:856:
>    Illegal unit of measure (pt inserted).
>    Package pdftex.def Warning: Option `bb' does not make sense,
>    (pdftex.def)                using `viewport' instead on input line 23.
> Need to see the whole document, and the tex command line that latexit is
> running.
> Since it works with texshop and not with latexit, I kind of surmise that
> the latexit run is finding different files, for whatever reason.
When tracing problems with finding files it is useful to put
\listfiles at the very beginning of your file (above \documentclass).
It displays useful information in your log.

>    2) And why, when I type `kpsewhich geometry.cfg', do I get:
>    /usr/local/texlive/2008/texmf-dist/tex/xelatex/xetexconfig/geometry.cfg?
> Because xelatex needs to act "as if" it were pdftex.  That geometry.cfg
> file is a no-op when not running xelatex.

Zdeněk Wagner

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