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

Simon Spiegel simon at simifilm.ch
Tue Nov 7 13:48:52 EST 2006

On 07.11.2006, at 19:06, Maarten Sneep wrote:

> On 7-nov-2006, at 18:53, Simon Spiegel wrote:
>> 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?
> it shouldn't have, hence the question whether you explicitly set  
> the paper size (within the LaTeX source).
> Run a diff on the log-file nonetheless, it does contain version  
> numbers, and should point you in the right direction. The version  
> difference may be in some core latex file.

Ok, this is really strange: comparing the logs shows that TeX on the  
iMac uses /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.tetex/tex/ instead /usr/local/ 
TeXLive/texmf.texlive/tex/l although I have set up TeXLive on this  
machine today. So there are several packages with different versions,  
among them babel, microtype, mathpazo, color, varioref, caption,  
subfig, hyperref. I guess that will account for the differences. So  
the problem seems indeed to be the setup of the iMac, I'll have to  
check that.

Thanks for your help

Simon Spiegel
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