Setting default paper size

How the default paper size is set is distribution-specific. …

DEBIAN AND DERIVATIVES
Viewing or changing your default paper size must be done as root. To view the current default, debconf-show libpaper1. To change, dpkg-reconfigure libpaper1 and select as desired.

REFERENCES
Debian
man debconf-show, man dpkg-reconfigure

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4 Responses to Setting default paper size

  1. anonymous says:

    Anonymous writes:this solved my wrong paper size trouble, thank you

  2. wpost says:

    Glad to help. I had the same problem. I'm not sure why, at least in my case, a locally sane default paper size is not set by my locale.

  3. anonymous says:

    Anonymous writes:Thanks for the simple straight forward information.This is obviously a common problem and finding anything useful, let alone consistent, about TeX configuration is an exercise in frustration.I don't know why package mantainers and people working on software are so utterly incompetent when it comes to producing decent documentation. About the only thing most man pages are good for is as a command reference.

  4. wpost says:

    Coding and documentation are very different skills, enough so that good coders are as a group poor documenters and vice versa. Some project leaders recognize this and actively seek documentation writers. Others don't, and you can see the result.So what can we do about this? Offer our services. I consider this my way of paying for all this great free (in both senses of the word) software I use. SourceForge, and maybe other places as well, have "help wanted" listings of projects seeking talent, including documenters. Or we can do unofficial documentation as we figure out things — which is how and why I started this blog.

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