David Carlisle TWG-TDS@SHSU.edu
Tue, 24 Oct 95 11:10:36 GMT

Karl> I'm confused about the whole thing. Do graphics and babel
Karl> *require* a config file, and yet do not supply a decent generic
Karl> one to start from? 

In the case of graphics at least, the answer to this is yes. If no
config file is supplied then you have to say what driver you are
using in the document file, as in \usepackage[dvips]{graphics}
If you always use dvips (and xdvi which counts as the same thing as
far as this is concerned) then you can make a config file that
defaults to dvips and so the document can then just say

So the config file probably should not go in the graphics directory
but it makes a lot of sense for tetex to put one somewhere, as it is
setting up a dvips based installation. Not sure where is best in this
case `local' does not sound right as that should be *really local* 
but either `config' or a special `tetex' ``package'' directory are
possibilities I suppose.