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Bug#397391: texlive-pdfetex: Documentation for how to get pdf(e|la)tex to use letter-size paper is missing

On Mon, Nov 06, 2006 at 18:13 -0600, Chris Lawrence wrote:
> I'm still not sure I did this right to make everything within TeXLive
> happy... I copied pdftexconfig.tex into /etc/texmf/tex/generic/config
> then hacked it as follows, since none of the obvious approaches
> (running texconfig in various and sundry ways) seemed to work:

What did you try? The proper way to set pdfTeX to letter paper *is*

texconfig-sys pdftex paper letter


texconfig-sys paper letter

to also change the defaults for dvips and dvipdfm. That is if you want
to change the system-wide default. Use texconfig for per user changes.

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