Latest version of teTeX

Rob stopspam at
Thu May 20 23:22:13 PDT 2004

Stephen Montgomery-Smith wrote:
> Rob wrote:
>> Stephen Montgomery-Smith wrote:
>>> 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.
>> The first half of your advice helped me enough.
>> Out of curiosity, I tried to run texconfig, but that stops
>> with
>>    Could not find app-default file for xdvi.
>>    The program will exit now.
>>          [ OK ]
>> I'd rather said here "not OK" :). Alas.
>> Nevertheless, I have papersize a4 working now. Thanks!
>> Rob.
> Did you remember to select XDVIK?

Hmmm, I did following, again:

   # cd /usr/ports/print/teTeX
   # make WITH_XDVIK=yes WITH_DVIPSK=yes
   # portinstall -wWf teTeX
   # make clean
   # rehash
   # texconfig

And again, I get this text-dialog, telling me

    Could not find app-default file for xdvi.
    The program will exit now.
           [ OK ]

Don't know what else I have to do?

Anyway, this is not critical for me, since your previous email
helped me solving the papersize=a4 problem.

However, I would not be surprised if more people will run into
this problem; I is my teTeX configuration still broken?


More information about the freebsd-ports mailing list