Latest version of teTeX

Stephen Montgomery-Smith stephen at
Thu May 20 18:59:12 PDT 2004

Rob wrote:

>> texconfig dvips paper letter
> Can someone please tell me in detail how to make papersize default to a4?
> I desperately need this, until the teTeX port gets fixed.
> I can't print anymore, because my printer chokes on letter size!
> Sorry, I'm not that much of an expert on teTeX configuration. That never 
> bothered
> me, since, until recently, teTeX always worked out-of-the-box.

This is what I did.  First remove the directory /var/db/ports/teTeX and 
contents, if it is there.  Now install the teTeX port, selecting all the options 
(especially DVIPSK and XDVIK) to be on.  Next, go to 
/usr/local/share/texmf/dvips/config/.  Copy to to, and 
then edit deleting the first "%" at the beginning of every line.  My 
guess is that at this point dvips should now be a4, but if not, run the program 
texconfig and work your way around the menus.

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