latex margin issues --- still

liy12 at liy12 at
Thu Sep 7 17:24:50 UTC 2006

> I can confirm that teTeX on Ubuntu is buggy with regard to paper size.

> I just installed it today. Running "sudo texconfig paper letter" 
> doesn't work. Changing the content of /etc/papersize from a4 to letter

> doesn't work. And my LaTeX file just isn't that complicated, a regular

> LaTeX article with nothing in the preamble but 
> "\providecommand{\boldsymbol}[1]{\mbox{\boldmath $#1$}}".

Can this have something to do with the ls-R script in teTeX?

I was able to get letter size paper to work by running "sudo texconfig"
interactively.  At the end of the interaction session, texconfig
ran the ls-R script.  Things worked fine since then.  Maybe 
"sudo texconfig paper letter" works differently?


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