[OS X TeX] problem with \renewcommand{}{\arabic{}}

Jonathan Kew jonathan at jfkew.plus.com
Sat Dec 27 11:02:45 CET 2008

On 27 Dec 2008, at 09:06, Fabienne Goldfarb wrote:

> I am not surprised that it works : I don't think that there is a  
> problem in the commands. As I've never found any example of such a  
> problem on internet, I suspect it is more complicated.
> Here is a complete test file, with the pdf that I get from this.
> I didn't updated MacTeX, because I've just installed the last  
> version. I reinstalled it 2 times (and redownloaded another version  
> from another mirror).
> I copied the picins.sty file on ~/Library/texmf/tex (this is the  
> only thing I put there), but it didn't work before I put it there.
> Thanks
> Fabienne
>> Howdy,
>> Sorry, in a small sample file using the book class I have no  
>> problem with your commands. I'm using MacTeX 2008 too. Could you  
>> supply a short but complete sample file that shows this problem.  
>> Have you done any updating of your MacTeX system? Do you have any  
>> files in you personal texmf tree (~/Library/texmf/... where ~ is  
>> you HOME directory) that might be interfering with the MacTeX  
>> distribution?
>> Good Luck,
>> Herb Schulz
>> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
> \documentclass[12pt]{report}
> \usepackage[pdftex]{color}
> \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc}
> \usepackage{bbm,array,theorem,enumerate,stmaryrd}
> \usepackage{fancyhdr}
> \usepackage 
> {amsmath 
> ,amsxtra,amscd,amssymb,latexsym,comment,lineno,rotating,picins}
> \usepackage{frenchle}
> \usepackage{tocloft}

If you comment out the frenchle package, the issue will go away. I  
haven't tracked down the actual root of the problem, though.


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