# [tex-live] margins disappear in one distribution, not in another

Gunther Jansen gunther.jansen at gmail.com
Fri Oct 21 11:14:32 CEST 2011

Dear all,

I encountered a curious issue today. While I am writing a report (in article
style), my pdftex compilation yielded a strange pdf without margins and
slightly differently sized pages. In other words, a really broken layout. The
same code had worked before, though, so I did not understand where it came
from. I write and compile my source files from vim with latex suite via pdftex
(in SLED 11). However, if I transfer the *exact* same source code to my laptop
with the same setup, it compiles fine, no problems with margins or page size.
I next removed texlive entirely and installed it again, again to no avail.
Where could this be symptomatic of?

Here is the code:

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article}
\usepackage{graphicx,fancyhdr}
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage[font=small,format=plain,width=10cm,labelfont=bf,up,textfont=it,up]
{caption}

\author{Gunther Jansen}
\date{}
\title{Interim report 2}
\pagestyle{fancy}
\rfoot{\thepage}
\lfoot{}
\cfoot{}