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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
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
> >> TEXMFSYSCONFIG/TEXMFDIST?
> > 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?