[OS X TeX] Different results with TeXLive intel/ppc

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Tue Nov 7 12:44:05 EST 2006

On 7-nov-2006, at 18:24, Simon Spiegel wrote:

> this is quite troubling: I migrated two machines to TeXLive with i- 
> installer, an intel iMac and a DualG5. Both run 10.4.8, both have  
> the identical ~/Library/texmf tree (I sync them with unison), but I  
> get different results when compiling my theses. On the PPC machine  
> the document is 393 pages long, on the intel machine it's 402  
> pages. I carefullly arranged footnotes and spaces in the document  
> and the result is fine on PPC. On the iMac everything gets screwed  
> up. The basic layout is still the same, but obviously there are big  
> differences in details which lead to big white spaces at some  
> places which then lead to more pages.
> Unfortunately, the intel machine is at work, so I can't do any  
> smaller example right now to compare the two setups. But at the  
> moment I don't see any differences between the machines except  
> their CPUs.
> This is very troubling IMO. Anyone else seeing this, any ideas?

Do you explicitly set the size of the paper? It could be that one is  
configured for A4, the other for letter paper.

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