[tex-live] Request special IEEE Computer Society paper size for dvips' config.ps

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Fri Jul 15 10:16:14 CEST 2016

2016-07-15 0:37 GMT+02:00 Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org>:
> Hi Michael,
>     @ ieeecs 7.875in 10.75in
> Sure, added to both the dvips sources and TL runtime.
>     <texlive>/texmf-local/dvips/config/config.ps
>     What is the recommended procedure for users to have "local" configuration
>     files that override/supplement/append the default system configuration
> Isn't that it?  texmf-local/whatever.  How the supplementing is or can
> be done depends on how the program in question was written.
>     and which are not overwritten when the TeX Live system is updated
>     or reinstalled?
> tlmgr will never write anything to texmf-local, as far as I know.
> (Well, mktexlsr will update the ls-R there, but that's presumably the
> opposite of a problem. :) Certainly my own texmf-local has been
> preserved across many years of TL installations.
AFAIK install-tl only creates texmf-local and a few empty directories
in it (eg fonts) if it does not exist. If there are local
configuration files (fonts, formats etc.) and a new version of TL is
being installed, the files are used. My texmf-local is even older that
tlmgr. I need the same files on several computers so I turned it to a
subversion working copy and everything works, nothing is overwritten
(unless I do it intentionaly).

> Best,
> Karl

Zdeněk Wagner

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