# [OS X TeX] Texlive-mac os

Roussanka Loukanova rloukano at stp.lingfil.uu.se
Wed Mar 7 19:48:38 CET 2007

On Wed, 7 Mar 2007, Javier Elizondo wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I found out a message the have
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> Known issues
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> \rowcolors[\hline]... does not work with longtable'.
> So, there is no way so far to fixed the problem appearing in
> beamerexample1.tex

But beamerexample1.tex doesn't have \rowcolors[\hline] or longtable.
Bruno's explanation is correct and his suggestion works: I tested it with
both TeX distributions, gwTeX and TeXLive-07. See my email "Subject:
\rowcolor xcolor in bemear: Re: [OS X TeX] Texlive-mac os".

The annoying thing is the fix that we need to do each time when we update
gwTeX or TeXLive-07. But this would be fixed, for sure.

Roussanka

>
> See you... Javier
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----
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> From: Bruno Voisin <bvoisin at mac.com>
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> To: TeX on Mac OS X Mailing List <MacOSX-TeX at email.esm.psu.edu>
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> Sent: Wednesday, March 7, 2007 2:10:46 AM
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> Subject: Re: [OS X TeX] Texlive-mac os
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>
>
> Le 7 mars 07 Ã  07:00, Javier Elizondo a Ã©crit :
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>
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>> I was able to delete teTex, and install texlive (mac
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>> tex 2007). But when I run beamerexample1.tex it goes
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>> to problems in the last page. This is what it comes
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>> out
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>>
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>> ......
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>> <beamericonarticle.eps> [76] (./beamerexample1.toc)
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>> [77] [78] [79]
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>> ! Undefined control sequence.
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>>
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>> l.937 \end{frame}
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>>
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>> ?
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>>
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>> I run this file in a linux computer and it was running
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>> smoothly, in fact, I run this file with teTex and it
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>> was OK. Does anyone knows if there are problems, bugs,
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>>  with the new version of texlive besides this?.
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>> Perhaps it is better to go back to teTex!. I do know
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>> if I should install beamer directly in texlive again,
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>> it comes with the package. This is the example than
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>> comes with the instalation in order to try if the
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>> package is installed in a correct way.
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>
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> This is because teTeX and TeXLive include different versions of the
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> xcolor package, called implicitly by beamer and defining (not in all
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> cases) the command \rowcolors:
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>
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> - teTeX includes version 2.00 of 4 July 2004, and \rowcolors is
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> always defined.
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>
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> - TeXLive-2007 includes version 2.11 of 21 January 2007, and
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> \rowcolors is defined only when the option [table] is specified,
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> apparently.
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>
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> Hence, in order for beamerexample1.tex to typeset with TeXLive-2007,
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> you need to modify it to call the beamer package with option [table],
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> so that this option is passed on to xcolor.
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>
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> I don't know whether there is a dedicated beamer mailing list (or a
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> bug report system somewhere), given I'm no beamer user myself, but if
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> there is then it could be appropriate to report the problem there.
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>
>
> Generally, if you're in a rush and don't have time to devote to such
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> compatibility problem (and have loads of disk space), you can install
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> teTeX using i-Installer (ignoring the warning about it being
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> deprecated). The TeX Distribution system pref panel which is
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> installed by MacTeX allows very easy switching between several
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> installed distributions. Using teTeX is not a viable strategy in the
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> long term, but it may help when you're in a work crisis and have more
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> pressing issues to deal with than TeX ones.
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>
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> Hope this helps,
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>
>
> Bruno Voisin
>

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