[XeTeX] xparse fails

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Aug 2 00:52:38 CEST 2011

On Aug 1, 2011, at 5:29 PM, Gareth Hughes wrote:

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> Dear fellow XeTeXnicians,
> TeX Live updated a couple of times over the weekend, and a document that
> compiled fine on Friday now fails. The document is not complex, and now
> I see almost everything I've written is uncompilable. These documents
> use fontspec, polyglossia, soul and hyperref, but I believe that it's
> the fontspec call on xparse that creates the problem. Somewhere
> something has changed.
> The error message is
>> (/opt/texlive/2009/texmf-dist/tex/latex/l3packages/xparse/xparse.sty 
>> ! Undefined control sequence. <argument> \ExplFileName
>> l.57 ...e}{\ExplFileVersion}{\ExplFileDescription}
> My XeTeX version is
>> This is XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.3-0.9997.5 (TeX Live 2011)
>> (format=xelatex 2011.7.20)  1 AUG 2011 23:18
> The TLM tells me that I'm using revision 22347 (ver. SVN 2321) of xpackages.
> Is anyone else experiencing problems? Can anyone sort this out for me?


What platform are you using? You seem to be using a xetex from TL-2011 but the xparse is coming form a TL-2009 distribution.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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