[tex-live] xetex's geometry.cfg

George N. White III gnwiii at gmail.com
Tue Sep 4 16:28:42 CEST 2007

On 9/4/07, Jonathan Kew <jonathan_kew at sil.org> wrote:

> On 4 Sep 2007, at 7:01 am, Norbert Preining wrote:
> > Hi all!
> >
> > Running a normal document through latex (plain simple latex) I found:
> > ...
> > (/usr/share/texmf-texlive/tex/xelatex/xetexconfig/geometry.cfg))
> > ...
> >
> > (that are Debian pathes). I assume that this file is found due to a
> > missing geometry.cfg in all of TeX Live but the one copy under
> > xelatex,
> > and the fact the the search path at the end searches for texmf/tex//.
> >
> > Is there a problem to be expected from this?
> No, it's fine. The cfg file is designed to have no effect unless
> running under xetex.

Well, it could be a problem for a user who edits the latex version
(the one in the TL2007 doc tree is all comments).  Hopefully they
will check to make sure the one they want is being loaded, but
depending on where they saved it, xetex may get the wrong version.
It would be best if the same .cfg file could be used for both latex and
xetex configurations.

George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia

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