[OS X TeX] Is this geometry behavior correct?

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Apr 6 11:28:45 EDT 2007

On Apr 6, 2007, at 9:49 AM, Jonathan Kew wrote:

>> And there are even more such issues. This is the same situation as  
>> in gwTeX, actually – with one difference:
>> 	/usr/local/gwTeX/texmf.texlive/tex/latex/geometry/geometry.cfg
>> is found first. This file is in the systematic gwTeX tree, so it  
>> gets deleted upon update, and hopefully restored, too. In TeX Live  
>> 2007 no such file seems to exist,
> *That* might be a bug in TL, or it might be a deliberate choice. I  
> wonder where Gerben's file came from, if it's not in TL.


By the way, the only geometry.cfg files I have, by default, in my  
gwTeX tree are the xelatex variant in the proper .../tex/xelatex/...  
branch and a sample one in the .../doc/... branch; nothing in .../tex/ 
latex/... branch.

I've put the geometry.cfg file I created (based on the one in the .../ 
doc/... version) in my personal tree (~/Library/texmf/tex/latex/...)  
since I've only used dvips+distiller and not dvipdfm, etc., when I  
need to go along that path (e.g., including eps files or pstricks).  
Since others using the same machine might need other processing using  
the personal tree makes lots of sense.

Also note that you can override almost anything set in geometry.cfg  
(I think what is done for xelatex is an exception---am I right?) by  
using optional arguments to the loading of the geometry package; e.g.  
loading geometry with \usepackage[dvipdfm]{geometry}, as would be  
used before, still works even with dvips as the initial default (with  
automatic detection of pdftex).

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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