Bug#464242: tex-common: Paper size, again again again
Norbert Preining <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Get back to real life. And either learn what is TeX or stop reporting
> useless bugs.
> If you want a system that translates a document in the very same way
> even after 10 or more years, use TeX.
> If you want changing page breaks, chaotic behaviour wrt layout,
There's one part of these bugs which we agreed upon to fix, and that is
the setting of a papersize special, or the respective setting in
pdftex. In other words, we don't want to change the layout, but we want
to have *some* information about paper size in DVI files, and
*nonrandom* info about that in PDF and PS files.
Without that, you don't even get what the layout was meant for, but just
what someone put in the default configuration file. And that might very
well not come out of your printer at all...
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)