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Bug#402994: use new libpaper hook to track system paper size

On Thu, Dec 14, 2006 at 19:05 +0100, Frank Küster wrote:
> Ralf Stubner <ralf.stubner@web.de> wrote:
> >>> dvipdfm allready links against libpaper. 
> >> 
> >> Err, right.  We probably should disable "texconfig dvidpdfm paper",
> >> then. 
> >
> > ACK
> Hm, no.  Actually things are more complicated, and I'm not sure whether
> this is a good idea:  dvipdfm reads both the libpaper setting and the
> setting in its config file, and the config file overrides the system
> setting. 

Odd. This makes linking against libpaper kind of useless. You seem to
agree, since you have meanwhile removed that code. 


> >>> For dvips I currently see no
> >>> possibility to have one configuration file specify another one, that
> >>> should also be read.
> >> 
> >> Will it read multiple config files, e.g. in TEXMFSYSVAR and
> >
> > I don't now, but I would be surprised if it does.
> Debian has patched dvipdfm to read two config files: config and
> fontmaps.  I guess this is now unnecessary and predates updmap support
> for dvipdfm.  But we could add a papersize file instead.

Are you talking about dvipdfm or dvips here?

BTW, does texlive include any of these patches to dvipdfm?


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