[OS X TeX] Different results with TeXLive intel/ppc
simon at simifilm.ch
Tue Nov 7 12:53:25 EST 2006
On 07.11.2006, at 18:44, Maarten Sneep wrote:
> 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.
Since I don't have access to the intel machine, I can't check this,
but I'm pretty sure I selected A4 when I installed it, but I'll check
that (unfortunately, I wont access the iMac before thursday). Anyway,
I use a costum paper size with geometry, would the paper size
selected with the i-installer have any influence on this?
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