[OS X TeX] Package 'rotating' installed but absent; no updates?

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Sep 4 23:41:04 CEST 2009

On Sep 4, 2009, at 3:31 PM, Loren Spice wrote:

> I have installed package 'rotating':{{{
> $ tlmgr show rotatingPackage:    rotatingCategory:    
> PackageShortDesc:  Rotation tools, including rotated full-page  
> floats.LongDesc:   A package built on the standard LaTeX graphics  
> package to perform all the different sorts of rotation one might  
> like, including complete figures and tables with their captions. If  
> you want continuous text (i.e., more than one page) set in landscape  
> mode, use the lscape package instead. The rotating packages only  
> deals in rotated boxes (or floats, which are themselves boxes), and  
> boxes always stay on one page. If you need to use the facilities of  
> the float in the same document, load rotating.sty via rotfloat,  
> which smooths the path between the rotating and float  
> packages.Installed:  YesRevision:   12557Collection: collection- 
> latexrecommended}}}but trying to compile the demottbl.tex file from  
> [calendar](http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/calendar 
> ) fails because it can't find 'rotating.sty', and no
> wonder:{{{$ cd $TEXLIVEROOT/2008$ find . -name  
> 'rotating.*'    [nothing]}}}I can't even figure out where the files  
> *should* be, but similar commands for other packages work just fine: 
> {{{$ find . -name 'termcal.*'    ./texmf-dist/doc/latex/termcal/ 
> termcal.pdf    ./texmf-dist/source/latex/termcal/termcal.dtx    ./ 
> texmf-dist/source/latex/termcal/termcal.ins    ./texmf-dist/tex/ 
> latex/termcal/termcal.sty    ./tlpkg/tlpobj/termcal.doc.tlpobj    ./ 
> tlpkg/tlpobj/termcal.source.tlpobj    ./tlpkg/tlpobj/termcal.tlpobj}}}


Did you install MacTeX-2008 or TeX Live 2008 directly?


kpsewhich rotating.sty

since you seem to be looking in the wrong place. With MacTeX-2008 the  
command returns


so you may have been looking in the wrong place (?).

> I also find no updates, even on a several-month old installation: 
> {{{$ tlmgr update --list    tlmgr: installation location http://ctan.binkerton.com/systems/texlive/tlnet 
> /2008}}}Is that reasonable?
> Thanks,Loren

TeX Live 2008 has been frozen for a few months while everyone has been  
working to get TeX Live 2009 (and MacTeX-2009) ready for release. I'd  
expect it to be released in the next few weeks unless there is a show  

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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