[MLton] A4 vs. letter

Daniel C. Wang danwang@CS.Princeton.EDU
Wed, 15 Dec 2004 19:57:36 -0500

Perhaps, I missed the beginning of the thread, but did anyone suggest just 
generating A4 and letter versions of the manual at build time? Is there a 
good reason not to do this?

Delaying building the manual till install time seems like asking for 
trouble, as the vagaries of tex configurations are as we are all learning 
very annoying.

Henry Cejtin wrote:
> So the relevant file is
> 	/usr/share/texmf/pdftex/config/pdftex.cfg
> for pdflatex.
> Switching to pdflatex would not change the problem at all, except that the
> result would be Letter instead of A4.  The point is that you want the type to
> be what the person has configured on his machine, so you have to delay doing
> the conversion until the install.