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

Simon Spiegel 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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